WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The proposed Kansas Well being Science Middle – Kansas Faculty of Osteopathic Drugs (KHSC-KansasCOM) has been granted candidate standing from the Fee on Osteopathic Faculty Accreditation (COCA). COCA accredits osteopathic medical faculties granting the Physician of Osteopathic Drugs (DO) diploma throughout the USA.
“We’re excited to advance to candidate standing and take a large step ahead within the creation of the proposed KHSC-KansasCOM,” says Dr. Joel Dickerman, dean and chief tutorial officer of Kansas Well being Science Middle. “Our imaginative and prescient is to construct a forward-thinking medical faculty that turns into a world-class coaching hub for osteopathic physicians. To attain this objective, we’re incorporating a whole-person strategy to therapy and care with a curriculum that is revolutionary, patient-focused and community-based.”
A significant initiative with the potential to assist revitalize downtown Wichita, the proposed KHSC-KansasCOM is dedicated to rising accessibility to well being care and reworking the medical discipline by technological innovation. Recognizing the necessity for physicians, particularly in underserved areas inside Kansas, the proposed KHSC-KansasCOM intends to organize physicians to grow to be integral contributors to those communities, by service and scientific placements.
Presently below building, the proposed KHSC-KansasCOM will sit at 230 E. William and 130 S. Market, within the historic 90-year-old constructing as soon as residence to Henry’s, Macy’s and Innes department shops. The campus will embrace an osteopathic abilities coaching heart, standardized affected person educating rooms, massive lecture halls, small group classrooms, a digital anatomy lab, and way more.
“These are all well-thought-out areas, as a result of we wished to make sure that we’re offering the perfect facility attainable for our future college students,” says Dr. Tiffany Masson, president of KHSC. “Together with the help of our strategic companions, TCS Training System, and the Riverside Well being Basis, I’m happy with the progress we have now made. I do know we’re effectively positioned to construct an revolutionary osteopathic medical faculty that can positively impression well being care in Kansas and the encircling area. It is a fantastic privilege to be part of one thing that we all know can have a fantastic impression on our neighborhood and be instrumental within the revitalization of downtown.”
Along with Dr. Masson and Dr. Dickerman, the proposed KHSC-KansasCOM management staff consists of Dr. J. Michael Finley, senior affiliate dean for educational affairs; Jennifer Gantz, chief monetary officer; Dr. Richard Winslow, affiliate dean of pupil affairs and companies; Tony Bendall, assistant dean for evaluation and outcomes; and Molly Fox, vp of development. The group’s Board of Trustees consists of a distinguished group of execs from throughout Kansas and the nation.
About Kansas Well being Science Middle:
Kansas Well being Science Middle is a nonprofit group dedicated to coaching well-prepared physicians and well being care leaders who will positively contribute to the general well-being of our communities. With the objective of opening the proposed Kansas Well being Science Middle – Kansas Faculty of Osteopathic Drugs in 2022, KHSC strives to positively impression the well being panorama in Wichita and the state of Kansas by instantly addressing the disparity in entry to healthcare. The mission of the proposed KHSC-KansasCOM is to coach the osteopathic doctor of the longer term to offer efficient, empathetic, and revolutionary care to optimize the well being of sufferers and their communities. KHSC upholds the values of range and inclusion, innovation, teamwork, excellence, neighborhood, humility, and integrity—making a dynamic environment dedicated to offering a superb tutorial expertise. Study extra at kansashsc.org.
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