Prospective Student Programs
Preparing for a career in medicine? Learn important insights through programming offered by the KU School of Medicine.
The University of Kansas School of Medicine offers information, events and programming that prepare you for a career in medicine and the application process to medical school.
Here's a handy checklist of things you can do before finishing your bachelor's degree to make the transition to medical school more seamless.
- Take a tour. View virtual tours of our campuses in Kansas City, Salina and Wichita and see where you could be calling home for the next four years.
- Look into our premedical programs.
- Health Sciences Enrichment Institute: This five-week summer experience at KU Medical Center is designed to offer incoming college freshmen and sophomores additional exposure to the health sciences.
- Preadmissions Program: This five-week summer program for college juniors and seniors helps you prepare to take the Medical College Application Test (MCAT) and apply to medical school.
- Scholars in Rural Health: Undergraduates from rural Kanas who successfully complete the requirements of this two-year program gain assured admission to KU School of Medicine.
- Urban Scholars Program: If you're an undergrad from an urban area in Kansas with a commitment to caring for your community, this two-year program could lead to assured admission to KU School of Medicine.
- Join an open house. Sign up for one of our upcoming open house events to learn about KU's M.D. program and participate in a Q&A.
- Review our premedical requirements. Make sure you'll meet the criteria for admission to KU School of Medicine.
- Explore online. Visit the KU School of Medicine Admissions & Aid section to learn about financial aid, the selection process and everything else you need to prepare for your application.
- Discover other pipeline programs. KU Medical Center's Pipeline for Academic Training in Healthcare and STEMM (K-PATHS) is a central resource for many career pathway opportunities, including opportunities in medicine.
Look to these offices for even more information on the University of Kansas Medical Center.
- The Office of Admissions & Premedical Programs oversees the admission process for all M.D. students on each of our campuses.
- The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers programs and resources to prepare undergraduate students for careers in medicine.
- The Office of Student Affairs assists KU School of Medicine students in their personal, academic and professional development.
- The Office of Medical Education manages, coordinates and evaluates the medical school curriculum.
- The Office of Rural Medical Education coordinates education opportunities in rural settings for students in each year of medical school.
- The Graduate Medical Education office oversees residency and fellowship programs at KU Medical Center.
- Academic and Student Affairs at KU Medical Center includes departments and resources like counseling and educational support, international programs, student life and more.