Capital Needs

KCU will receive $1 million from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation toward a $7.5 million capital fundraising goal to build a center for medical education innovation. KCU raised more than $6.5 million in order to obtain the Mabee challenge grant.

Center for Medical and Surgical Simulation

Construction of a new Center for Medical and Surgical Simulation is the focal point of our capital needs, as we have outgrown our current building due to growing enrollment. KCU’s new center will be a 41,000 square foot building located on the west edge of campus by the D'Angelo Library and the Student Academic Center, creating a new quadrangle at the hub of student activity.

This center will incorporate the latest technology into our medical simulation program, and will allow for a more comprehensive execution of our progressive, competency-based curriculum. It will also increase the local healthcare community’s access to innovative medical simulation training. 

Your Support Will

  • Increase student access to medical simulation so they can achieve higher levels of critical thinking and skills competency
  • Create a state of the art center that incorporates flexible work space to accommodate changing group sizes, and to allow our program to evolve with technological advancements
  • Increase student opportunities for interprofessional simulation training with community health partners, and serve as a simulation resource for our local Federally Qualified Health Centers such as KC Care Clinic, Health Partnership Clinic and the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.