Chicago-based TCS Education System and the Kansas Health Science Center in Wichita have announced a partnership focused on developing innovative medical educational opportunities for the Wichita region.
Kansas Health Science Center, a private nonprofit medical school slated to open in the autumn of 2021, has secured property and degree-granting status from the Kansas Board of Regents as well as a $15 million commitment from the Wichita-based Riverside Health Foundation. With the partnership, KHSC becomes the sixth TCS Education affiliate; TCS is a nonprofit system of colleges that works to advance student success and community impact.
"Core to our vision has always been to partner with and support colleges and universities that focus on the most fundamental areas of human need — education, legal representation, and health care, both physical and mental," said TCS board chair R. Edward Bergmark. "This partnership with Kansas Health Science Center allows us the opportunity to help develop a new educational institution that will serve its local community and help meet a growing need in health care."