"For a 100+ year old school, you would think they opened two years ago. The first-year curriculum was based on whatever the profs felt was important, and plenty of time was spent determining where to focus your energy. Some of the anatomy profs can take a bit of sadistic pleasure in finding humor in students falling, as during my final anatomy practical one prof congratulated us on finishing while the other said "Unless you fail" and then chuckled. This is not the only time and with his behavior, and I felt at other schools this particular individual would promptly be fired in all honestly. Subjects such as histology are focused on in incredible depth that it just doesn't make much sense, and we were told during our neurology unit that we spent more hours in class with classwork then the average resident spends during a meeting. Code of conduct was immensely hypocritical, as our VP (or whatever he was) gave us a lecture first year that I still remember included him yelling at us like a wannabe step-father and saying "I'll tear you a new one" as he lectured us on his idea of professionalism. He then left his position due to starting a relationship with staff shortly after... Your tuition goes to COMBANK at the end of the second year, so be prepared to pay for resources for boards if that is not to your liking. Finally third year, please just rotate wherever you want based on location. You may not get (and most likely will not get) the rotations you hoped for. If a site offers in-patient/out-patient you have little control over where you'll be placed. If you want to rotate in neuro, you may not get it. Just pick somewhere you want to live for a year and be happy. We also had a mandatory poverty simulator, which tried to recreate poverty complete with drugs (they gave salt packets to students to pretend to be drug dealers), squirt guns (so people could rob each other), and a pawn shop. I don't think I need to comment on how unethical that was...by the way it was for our ethics class. I hate to go public with some of this, but feel like not much of it has been mentioned and almost too much credit is given to KCU on studentdoctor network. I know my class has had a rough time, and also really want to reinforce that KCU has tried to improve, but with my experience, I think its important to note that I have felt disrespected and not adequately supported, and have a certain amount of frustration with this school."
"Was enrolled in the transition during Joplin's first year; had some bumps."
"The osteopathic portion of the education is undergoing many changes and frankly we don't get a great understanding of the material and our test do not represent what we were taught"
"Clinical rotations are quite variable in terms of types of exposure, availability of didactics, and scheduling. These inconsistencies are concerning."