New Program Provides a Path to Medical School for Harris-Stowe State University Students

hssuHarris-Stowe State University in St. Louis has entered into a partnership agreement with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. The medial school is the largest one in the state of Missouri and one of the oldest osteopathic medical schools in the nation.

Under the agreement, five students will be selected for a program where they will spend their first three years at Harris-Stowe State University. They will then enroll in a one-year bioscience program at Kansas City University. Upon successful completion of the four-year program, students will receive a bachelor’s degree from Harris-Stowe State University and a master’s degree from Kansas City University. Students who meet all admissions requirements will gain acceptance into the medical school.

warmackDwaun J. Warmack, president of Harris-Stowe State University, notes that “this newest partnership with Kansas City University is extraordinary because it guarantees our most capable students a direct path to medical school, preparing them for careers as physicians or medical researchers.”

Marc B. Hahn, president of Kansas City University, added that “this partnership is not simply about enhancing diversity within our student body; it is about addressing intolerance, improving cultural competency in the next generation of physicians and most importantly, tackling the key issue of health disparities within the communities we serve.”

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