The Wichita City Council voted earlier this month to sell or lease two downtown properties for the site of the new joint health sciences center for University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and Wichita State University.
The planned 471,000-square-foot facility would be located diagonally across Broadway from the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Construction is expected to start in early 2024 and be completed in 2026. The campus will combine KUSM-W, the KU School of Pharmacy, WSU’s College of Health Professions and WSU Tech’s Health Professions program. Initially, the center will house about 3,000 students and 200 faculty and staff.
“Pooling the collective resources and successes of Wichita State, WSU Tech and the University of Kansas will ultimately improve the way health care professionals are educated and, in turn, improve patient outcomes for all Kansans,” WSU President Rick Muma said.
SAVE THE DATE: KU and WSU leaders will discuss the new science center at the MSSC annual meeting from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at The Vail, 210 N. Mosley in Old Town.