KUMC department earns recognition

September 30, 2008


The Department of Family Medicine at Kansas University Medical Center recently earned national recognition in two areas: funding and graduate placement.

The department ranks 24th in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding among all medical schools and 16th among public universities.

American Academy of Family Physicians also recently ranked KU first in the country for the highest average percentage - 21 percent - of graduates who were family medicine residents over a three-year period.

"In a time when the nation is facing a troubling decline in the number of family physicians, KU continues to demonstrate leadership in educating students to reduce that gap," KUMC Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Atkinson said in a press release.

Two faculty members in the department are among just nine nationwide to be named to the National Core Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Task Force, which is charged with creating a new national clerkship curriculum for family medicine. They are Dr. Deborah Clements and Dr. Heidi Chumley.


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