Students selected to participate in the partnership agreement will be given the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree from Culver-Stockton College and the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from KCUMB-COM in seven years rather than eight. This agreement will also clearly define required coursework, performance standards and admission terms for program participants.
“We at Culver-Stockton are thrilled to enter into this new partnership with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine,” said C-SC President Richard Valentine. “This agreement will simplify our students’ transition from undergraduate to medical school and ensure that they continue receiving the high quality education to which they have become accustomed. We want to thank all those involved in the coordination of this agreement, in particular C-SC alumnus Dr. John Dougherty, D.O., FAOASM, who is associate dean of clinical education and medical affairs and chair of the department of family medicine at KCUMB. We look forward to working with KCUMB-COM to educate and prepare future generations of medical professionals,” Valentine continued.
Culver-Stockton College is a private, liberal arts institution focused on providing students of promise a superb education. Through a number of pre-professional programs, Culver-Stockton prepares students who plan to enter graduate school or continue their education in a science-related profession such as dentistry, medical school, pharmacy, or a veterinarian program. C-SC also offers a pre-physical therapy program.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a private university comprising a College of Osteopathic Medicine founded in 1916 and a College of Biosciences. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest in Missouri.
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences boasts an outstanding, accessible faculty of practicing physicians and doctoral-level instructors who understand the rigors and rewards of a quality medical education.
“We are pleased to have an institution of the caliber of Culver-Stockton College as a member of our partner program,” said H. Danny Weaver, D.O., president and chief executive officer of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. “This signing ceremony symbolizes making medical education more accessible to the students of Culver-Stockton. We look forward to the day when your alumni become ours.”
The initial selection of students for the partnership program between Culver-Stockton and KCUMB-COM will begin in the fall of 2013; those students will be selected based on a number of criteria including but not limited to: academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities and knowledge and dedication to the field of osteopathic medicine.
For additional information, please contact the Culver-Stockton College Office of Communications at (573) 288-6337.
1) C-SC President Richard Valentine, Dr. Lauren Schellenberger and Dean David Wilson lead distinguished guests and alumni of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences on a brief tour of the Culver-Stockton campus.
2) H. Danny Weaver, D.O., president and chief executive officer of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and C-SC President Richard Valentine sign a partnership agreement between the two institutions.
3) H. Danny Weaver, D.O., president and chief executive officer of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and Culver-Stockton President Richard Valentine.
4) C-SC alumnus Dr. John Dougherty, D.O., FAOASM, who is associate dean of clinical education and medical affairs and chair of the department of family medicine at KCUMB talks with C-SC Alumni Programs staff, as well as faculty and students following the partnership agreement signing ceremony.
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