Get on the path to become a physician at USM

As a biomedical sciences major at the University of Saint Mary, you’re focusing your career goals on one of the fastest growing fields in the world: becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).

The USM biomedical sciences degree offers a unique path to achieving your dream, thanks to a strategic partnership with the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB). Here’s how the program works:


  • Undergrads study as freshmen at USM, and are admitted into the partnership program with KCUMB as sophomores

  • You’ll study under the 3+4 plan. As a junior you’ll enter KCUMB, where you’ll complete a four-year course of study.

  • When you complete your first year at KCUMB, you’ll be awarded your bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from USM

  • When you finish at KCUMB  after four years, you’ll be a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

What’s more, acceptance into the partner program means you’re guaranteed admission to KCUMB without ever having to take the MCAT.

Program Agreement

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