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Your Journey Begins Here

KCU offers more than a complete medical education — we deliver a culture of mutual regard, support and collaboration. On two campuses, among several hundred like-minded peers, you will thrive as a whole person, committed to caring for the whole person.

How to Apply

  1. Submit the AACOMAS Application

    Simplify your application process with a centralized online service that offers you the convenience of completing a single online application for each osteopathic medical school you choose.

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  2. Submit KCU Supplemental Application

    Upon review of your AACOMAS application, KCU invites qualified applicants to complete our secondary application online.

  3. Submit Letters of Recommendation

    Submit two letters of recommendation. If you submitted through AACOMAS, we will download letters to your KCU file.

    • Physician Letter
    • Pre-Med or Science Faculty or Committee Packet
  4. Complete Your Interview

    Interviews are conducted virtually or in-person and are by invitation only. Interviews start in August and typically end in March. You will be notified of a decision via email within four weeks of your interview.

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Admissions Unpacked

Admission is competitive and based on factors such as academic achievement, clinical exposure, research experience, leadership skills and community involvement along with other requirements to indicate that an applicant is a good match.

Admission Requirements

Medical students interested in transferring to KCU can apply if currently enrolled at an accredited osteopathic medical school. Applicants enrolled in an MD program are not eligible for transfer admission.

Information for Transfer Students

Our College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Biosciences, and College of Dental Medicine accept a select number of international students each year. International students are held to the same application, admissions and matriculation requirements as all other students.

Information for International Students

Learn more about our dual degree programs to earn a second degree while you work towards your DO

Learn More About Dual Degree Program Admissions

In order to matriculate into the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program, accepted students must submit a number of materials within deadline. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of your seat in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

COM Matriculation

Admissions Deadlines & Dates

The KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine admits on a rolling admissions process.

Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process a year prior to their anticipated matriculation.

AACOMAS March 1, 2024
KCU Supplemental Application March 1, 2024
I’m proud of Kansas City University’s absolute commitment to student success and look forward to welcoming the next generation to our long history of graduating exceptional, compassionate osteopathic physicians who make a difference in their communities.
Marc B. Hahn, DO, FAOCA President and CEO

Take the Next Step

KCU offers medical training opportunities for qualified applicants with a dream of becoming doctors.