UHS changes name

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  1. minime

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    Effective July 1 the University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine will be Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

    Notice that "osteopathic" isn't included in the name. I personally think the change is good, although I don't know how it will affect us when we match since no one will know what it is. Any thoughts?
     
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    I think the name sounds a hell of a lot better than "the university of health sciences" which to me sounds sort of generic and kind of sketchy(sounds like an off-shore school). the word osteopathic is not in the uhs name either, or in midwestern u, or western u, or msu, or at still u...so though i'm sure some people will get their panties in a twist over this I don't see why. it seems as though they are starting a new college/grad school(research focus, ms, phd programs.., which is great for the school, community, and profession) within the university called the college of biosciences. I'm sure that the medical school is still going to be called the college of osteopathic medicine.
     
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    People, as far as I can tell, they changed the name of the University (not that it ever should have been called a university with only one degree program). The name of the college should remain the same. If you recall, University of Health Sciences doesn't have the word Osteopathic in it either.

    Here is the letter from Pletz:


     
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    I think it sounds much better....
     
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    OSU changes their name this year. No longer OSU-COM, it is now OSU-Center for Health Sciences.
     
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    I just wanted to agree that the current official name of the school is The University of Health Sciences. We always tack on College of Osteopathic Medicine and we will still have a College of Osteopathic Medicine located at this school. I'm so excited that everyone will know where the school is located now! And again, as stated before, this is a good thing for the profession. We deserve to expand. The school is a part of a large research consortium and deserves to have a name to represent all that is going on. It will be a bit of a tough transition, but a good one in the end.
     
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    Here's the latest from President Pletz, it basically reiterates what I've been saying all along:

     
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    for those who didn't see it already, bump.
     
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