The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., may need to affiliate with a hospital in Missouri in order to expand its research capabilities, as was proposed last week. But lawmakers are justified in wanting to review the affiliation, given the investment of tax dollars in the medical school. In addition to examining how the new arrangement would affect the KU hospital in Kansas City, lawmakers need to make sure that the KU School of Medicine-Wichita doesn’t get slighted in the research push. The Wichita campus does a great job training physicians and retaining them in Kansas. More research is important, but so is training physicians.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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