Being A DO

For more than a century DOs have been thought-leaders in the practice of a more holistic approach to medicine. The basic curriculum for DOs and MDs is the same. However, DOs are trained to practice a full-person patient care philosophy, to focus on prevention, and to become skilled in osteopathic manipulation. 
Want to learn more about becoming a DO and a physician leader? Meet Dr. Laura Rosch, campus dean for our KCU campus in Joplin, Missouri.

KCU is proud to be the eighth largest medical school in the U.S. with campuses located in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri. Graduates of KCU-COM go on to achieve successful careers in a wide range of specialties at leading hospitals and practices all across the country. Our residency placement rate in 2019 was 100%.

For more information, contact one of our admissions counselors at or learn more about becoming a DO at Then, when the AACOMAS application opens on May 5, make sure to select KCU as one of your programs of choice.