Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the largest medical school in Missouri and one of the oldest osteopathic medical schools in the country, expanded to provide a secondary campus in nearby Joplin, MO. The new Farber-McIntire Campus in Joplin is uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on the need for primary care physicians in the region. The vision for the project was to open the first medical school campus in the southwest region of Missouri and place a strong emphasis on patient-centered primary care and rural health to help address the growing need for physicians in the area.
Kahler Slater teamed with local firm, Gould Evans, to provide medical education programming, planning and design services. The new medical school is located in a former hospital, requiring an extensive renovation to the existing building to integrate the latest trends and best practices in medical education. The program includes active learning classrooms, simulation labs, an anatomy lab, an osteopathic manipulative medicine lab, faculty offices, dining, student lounge and a library.