Kansas City University Medical Students Celebrate Match Day 2024; Many Earn Residency Placements in Critical Specialties

Image Credit: Drew Kimble, 12 Eighty-One Photography

Fourth-year medical students attending Kansas City University (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) gathered on the Kansas City and Joplin campuses as well as remotely to celebrate their achievements during the residency match process.

During Match Day medical students find out in which residency training programs and specialties they placed as they transition into the next stage of their careers. This period of learning after graduation from medical school can be an additional three to seven years depending on specialty.

KCU student doctors placed in programs in a multitude of different specialties both regionally and across the nation.

As of March 21, over 99 percent of KCU-COM students have secured post graduate placement, with over 50 percent placing in primary care residencies.

“One day summarizes every hour of hard work. I am pleased to have matched into diagnostic radiology at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia. I am even more excited for my classmates who have matched all across the country. It is hard to put into words how exciting Match Day can be for medical students,” said Ensign Logan Bader, KCU-COM class of 2024 student doctor.

“Earning residency placement is not only a milestone, but a tremendous accomplishment. We congratulate our student doctors as they take the next step of their medical careers,” said W. Joshua Cox, DO, FACOFP, executive dean of the KCU-COM. “They will soon graduate and join an alumni base of more than 10,000 fulfilling KCU’s mission of improving the well-being of the communities we serve.”

KCU is the leading producer of physicians in Missouri, the second-leading producer of physicians for the state of Kansas and ranks as the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care nationally, according to data released by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Click here to see videos for KCU Match Day events that took place on March 15, 2024.

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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