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University of Kansas Medical Center

The University of Kansas Medical Center's mission is to improve lives and communities in Kansas and beyond through innovation in education, research and health care.

Distance Learning Courses

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. We operate three schools:

  • The School of Medicine, with campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina
  • The School of Nursing, with campuses in Kansas City and Salina
  • The School of Health Professions


KU Medical Center actively seeks to advance the health sciences through world-class research programs.

  • Our Research Centers and Institutes are hubs of innovation.
  • KU Medical Center is one of over 50 institutions in the national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium. Through Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute, researchers are working to speed basic-science discoveries into cures.
  • The University of Kansas Cancer Center is one of only 68 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the country.
  • The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of only 29 National Institutes of Health-designated Alzheimer's Disease Centers.


Housing services

The Office of Academic Accommodations helps to facilitate and provide equal educational access and opportunity for all members of our community. We work closely with faculty in each school to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students. We offer support services to students who have documented disabilities or impairments and demonstrate the need for specific academic adjustments.

Library services

A.R. Dykes Library is engaging minds through the discovery and sharing of knowledge by connecting people with information anywhere, anytime.

Medical services

KU Medical Center is home to The University of Kansas Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center (one of only 71 NCI-designated centers in the country), as well as a National Institutes of Health-designated Alzheimer's Disease Center (one of only 32 such centers in the country).

Student Life

Campus life

Its main campus at the corner of 39th Street and Rainbow Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., consists of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Health Professions, as well as The University of Kansas Hospital, which is a separate entity. The School of Medicine — the only medical school in Kansas — also has campuses in Wichita and Salina. The KU School of Nursing has campuses in Kansas City and Salina.

Sports facilities

As part of the continuum of health care at KUMC, Kirmayer provides an integrated outlet for recreation, wellness and fitness.

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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