• KCU Graduates 10,000th Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

    Kansas City, Mo. (May 14, 2014) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU), the largest medical school in Missouri and one of the oldest osteopathic medical schools in the country, will confer the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree on its 10,000th graduate at the University’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17.

    “Graduating our 10,000th physician marks an important moment for our University,” said Marc B. Hahn, DO, president and chief executive officer. “While each and every graduate and commencement ceremony is special to the KCU family, this year’s event provides us with a unique opportunity to honor the legacy of the past while looking toward the future.”

    Since it was founded in 1916, the University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine has been committed to excellence in the education of highly-qualified osteopathic physicians. With its centennial anniversary fast approaching, this milestone highlights both the University’s rich heritage, as well its vision to become the most student-focused medical university in the nation.

    “Throughout the history of KCU, one important legacy carries us forward – the quality of our students and alumni,” said Hahn. “This graduating class is further proof of the strength of our curriculum, our faculty and staff, and the university as a whole. We are excited about educating another 10,000 excellent osteopathic physicians during the coming years.”

    The identity of the 10,000th graduate has been kept secret and will be revealed Thursday, May 15, at a special breakfast held in honor of the Class of 2014. Throughout the week, KCU students have been given hints about the identity of the 10,000th student. Through a Facebook campaign, they have had the opportunity to guess at his or her identity for a prize.

    During the ceremony Saturday at Kemper Arena, the scoreboards will light up as the 10,000th graduate receives his or her doctoral hood and diploma.

    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state. It is the second-largest provider of physicians within the states of Missouri and Kansas, with nearly 70 percent practicing in a primary care specialty.

    Posted: 05/14/2014

    Category: Students, Alumni, Faculty, Campus Life, Osteopathic Medicine, Events, General