Kansas City University Announces Student DO of the Year Honorees

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Congratulations to Student Doctor Katie Lindsey and Student Doctor Kylie Limback. They have each been named the Student DO of the Year for Kansas City University’s (KCU) Joplin and Kansas City campuses for the 2023–2024 academic year.

Student Doctor Katie Lindsey has demonstrated her commitment to osteopathic medicine through her leadership and service. She has served in roles such as Teaching Assistant, CHAMPS Coach, Anatomy Academy Coach and president of MedCorp. She is also a member of Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society. Lindsey is a Health Professions Scholarship Recipient and will be serving in the United States Army upon graduation. Lindsey is expected to graduate from KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spring 2024.
Student Doctor Kylie Limback has achieved excellence in academic pursuits, proved herself to be a leader among her peers and committed herself to serving the community. She completed KCU’s Clinical Anatomy Fellowship as well as Missouri Area Health Education Center Scholars Program. She tutored fellow students in various capacities and served as an officer in both Sigma Sigma Phi and Dermatology Club. Among her volunteer commitments are Shepard’s Food Pantry and the Progressive Animal Welfare Society. She is expected to graduate from KCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spring 2024.

About the Student DO of the Year Award

Each year, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) honors leadership, commitment to community service, dedication to the osteopathic profession, professionalism and the embodiment of the osteopathic philosophy with the Student DO of the Year Award. Recipients from each college of osteopathic medicine are considered for national recognition through COSGP.

About Kansas City University

Kansas City University, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the eighth largest medical school in the U.S., the ninth most impactful medical school for primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees; a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.


Haley Reardon, Manager of Marketing and Communications
Kansas City University

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