Proposed downtown medical school receives candidate status

$75 million project will revitalize five historic buildings

Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita recognizes the William Street corridor as a key catalyst for the transformation of our downtown into a vibrant urban center. The proposed Kansas Health Science Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KHSC-KansasCom) project will revitalize five historic buildings (see individual projects listed below) along this corridor – bringing the vision set forth in Project Downtown to life.

The proposed KHSC-KansasCom project is also the catalyst for the redesign of Chester I. Lewis Reflection Square Park. Now that the project is moving forward, the community engagement process for the transformation of this key urban park into a public gathering space can begin.

At the mayor’s news briefing on December 3, 2020, representatives from the proposed KHSC-KansasCOM announced that the school has been granted candidate status from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. This important step in the accreditation process allows the project to move forward with plans for this forward-thinking medical school.

The campus will include a world-class osteopathic skills training center, standardized patient teaching rooms, large lecture halls, small group study rooms, a virtual anatomy lab and more. Visit the website and view a press release to learn more.

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