Kansas Health Science Center - Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Wichita, KS
COVID-19 Related Information
Interview options for 2022-2023 cycle: Option to interview virtually or in-person
Physician letter required? Yes. MD or DO
Shadowing options: Accepts either virtual or in-person shadowing.
Accepts online coursework to fulfill prerequisite requirements? Yes
Accepts prerequisite coursework pass/fail grades? Yes
Waives MCAT exam requirements for applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle? No
Accepts online lab coursework? Yes
The mission of the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is to train the osteopathic physician of the future to provide effective, empathic, and innovative care to optimize the health of patients and their communities.
As the first college of osteopathic medicine in the state, the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KansasCOM) strives to make a positive impact by directly addressing the disparity in access to health care. KansasCOM’s innovative approach to osteopathic medical education includes a curriculum focused on creating the most empathetic, patient-centered physicians possible.
At KansasCOM, we aim to:
- Embody the tenets of osteopathic medicine. We believe in the body’s interconnected ability to work within itself to heal and are committed to the osteopathic approach in medical education.
- Teach the art and science of medical care so students can evolve with technology and commit to being lifelong learners, preparing them for the future of health care.
- Engage students in case-based patient presentation models to train them as effective problem solvers, not just fixers.
- Foster a spirit of collaboration to ensure students excel in team-based settings and keep the focus on the patient, not themselves.
- Support students in a culture of care as they work toward their careers through servant leadership opportunities at community-based organizations.
- Encourage students to embrace diverse perspectives to foster community-focused and more equitable care to all populations.
KansasCOM was formed by Kansas Health Science Center, a nonprofit organization committed to training well-prepared physicians and health care leaders who will positively contribute to the overall well-being of communities across Kansas and beyond.
Wichita, Kansas; urban
Year founded: 2021
Type: Private, non-profit
KansasCOM has achieved Pre-Accreditation status which is the highest level of accreditation awarded to a new COM until graduating its first class. Graduates of Pre-Accredited COMs are eligible to receive the DO degree, participate in the Residency Match, enter all residency programs and achieve licensure in all 50 states. View the COCA Accreditation Standards for additional information.
Institutional affiliation: none
The Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is proud to be centrally located in the heart of Wichita, Kansas’ largest city and a thriving, diverse center of culture and industry. Our campus encompasses a 116,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art college of osteopathic medicine and research center, outfitted with the latest technology to help power education, including A.V. equipment, touchscreen interfaces, virtual and augmented reality, a non-cadaveric anatomy lab, and data analysis software. Additionally, students may also take advantage of an on-campus cafe and library.
Student residence options:
KansasCOM does not have any campus owned housing for students. However, KansasCOM staff in the Offices of Admissions and Student Affairs and Services are available to assist students with housing locations and options within the greater Wichita area.
- Total medical school enrollment: 85
- Total male: N/A
- Total female: N/A
- First-year matriculants: 0
- First-year male matriculants: 0
- First-year female matriculants: 0
- Matriculants in-state: 0
- Matriculants out-of-state: 0
- Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 85
Our KansasCOM program is based in the patient-presentation curricular model. Students will learn primarily through studying clinically based cases that highlight the symptoms to which a patient presents, with the end goal of efficiently and effectively arriving at a differential diagnosis. Students will participate in early clinical experiences within the first year, which helps enhance practical understanding of patient presentations and differential diagnoses. Classroom instruction will embrace the latest cutting-edge technology, including augmented reality and non-cadaveric anatomy, as well as team-based learning to improve understanding and retention of information.
Dual Degree Programs
State-of-the-art non-cadaveric anatomy curriculum with anatomical technology including the use of virtual reality lessons.
Admissions Process & Application Information
KansasCOM seeks strong applicants who have demonstrated academic success in the classroom and commitment to the medical profession through their clinical experiences. Strong applicants will also have demonstrated examples of professionalism, empathy, and compassion through their service and leadership experiences.
Applicants are encouraged to review the minimum requirements to determine their competitiveness. Once a verified AACOMAS application has been received, if the minimum academic criteria have been met, a secondary application will be sent to the applicant. Applicants who reach the secondary application phase are required to complete the CASPer situational judgment test (Altus Suite) and have their scores released to KansasCOM prior to being considered for an interview. Secondary applications, in addition to letters of recommendation, CASPer results and the AACOMAS application, are reviewed to determine if an applicant will be invited to interview. Applicants who are invited to interview will be informed of their decision (Accept, Denial, Waitlist) within several weeks following the interview. KansasCOM admissions utilizes a rolling admissions process.
- Primary application service: AACOMAS
- Earliest application submission date: Opening Date of AACOMAS (5/4/2022)
- Primary application deadline: AACOMAS Deadline (3/1/2023)
- Supplemental application deadline: 3/1/2023
- Submission timing for best consideration:
For best consideration, applicants should submit their AACOMAS application at least 2 months prior to the deadline.
First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors:
- Quantitative– CUM GPA – 3.00; CUM Science GPA – 3.00; MCAT Minimum – 500
- Qualitative– Medical/science experience; service and leadership; research experience; interview performance
International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No
- Oldest MCAT Considered: May 2020
- Accept September 2022 MCAT scores: Yes
- Accept January 2023 MCAT scores: Yes
Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation
- Supplemental application required? Yes
- Earliest supplemental application submission date: 6/15/2021
- Supplemental application deadline: 4/1/2022
- Supplemental application requirements:
Applicants must meet the primary quantitative and qualitative requirements for the primary application in order to be eligible to receive a secondary application.
- Fee waiver available: Yes
- Waiver conditions:
Only if the applicant has received an AACOMAS application fee waiver.
- Supplemental application sent to the following prospective students:
Screened applicants. Applicants must meet the primary quantitative and qualitative requirements for the primary application in order to be eligible to receive a secondary application.
- Supplemental application fee: $50, non-refundable
Hybrid Interview- A mixed interview process that includes two traditional one-on-one interviews along with an assessed group activity.
- Biochemistry, 3 semester hours
- Biology/Zoology, 8 semester hours with Lab
- General Chemistry, 8 semester hours with Lab
- Organic Chemistry, 8 semester hours with Lab
- Physics, 8 semester hours with Lab
- Inorganic Chemistry
- College English, 6 semester hours
- Behavioral Sciences, 6 semester hours
Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule:
- Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14
- Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days
- Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days
- Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit.
After May 15 of the year of matriculation, each medical college may implement college-specific procedures for accepted students who hold one or more seats at other medical colleges.
- Schedule for accepted applicants to submit necessary matriculation documents including a deposit:
Applicants are required to follow AACOMAS traffic guidelines for their deposit and fees.
- Maximum Time for Applicant to Accept Offer:
Applicant is required to follow the AACOMAS traffic guidelines.
- Earliest acceptance date: 8/15/2022
- Latest acceptance date: 6/1/2023
- Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes
Deferral requests must be submitted to the Office of Admissions, in writing, and must have a compelling reason for the deferral request. Once received they will be reviewed, and a decision made as quickly as possible.
- Orientation / Start date for first-year students: 7/24/2023
Early Decision Program
Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: No
First-Year Class Matriculants (Entering Class 2021)
|American Indian/Alaska Native||N/A|
|Black or African American||N/A|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||N/A|
Majors of First-Year Matriculants
Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
(For 2022-2023 academic year. KansasCOM’s first class will enter August 1, 2022.)
- 2022-23 annual resident tuition: $55,000
- 2022-23 annual non-resident tuition: $55,000
- 2022-23 annual resident fees: $2,500
- 2022-23 annual non-resident fees: $2,500
- 2022-23 annual health insurance Fee: No fee. Students are required to have full medical coverage.
- Fees include:
- Student Activities
- Technology (not computer)
- Campus Safety
- Estimated annual room, board, books and living costs: $24,254
- Average 2021 graduate indebtedness: N/A
- Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $2,500, non-refundable.
- Additional deposit amount: $0
- Deposit applied to tuition: Yes
- Financial Aid Website
- Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 0%
- Scholarships: Yes
- Average scholarship/grant: N/A
Contacts & Additional Resources
230 East Williams Street
Wichita, KS 67202
Main phone: (316) 315-5459
Phone: (316) 316-5660