Reaching the Community
Reaching the Community

Reaching the Community

School of Medicine researcher Kim Smolderen, Ph.D., is leading a project to raise community awareness of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and the cardiovascular risks associated with it in one of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. More >>

Summer Scholars
Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars

A new STAHR Summer Scholars program for college students provides experiences to support student academic progression and retention in health professions programs. More >>

Student Leaders
Student Leaders

Student Leaders

Students at the UMKC School of Medicine find crucial support and leadership opportunities through working with the Student National Medical Association. More >>

Diversity: A program of excellence
Diversity: A program of excellence

Diversity: A program of excellence

Diversity and inclusion are important elements of educating future physicians at the UMKC School of Medicine. INSIGHT Into Diversity, a national diversity-focused publication, has recognized the School of Medicine with a 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. More >>


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New School of Medicine class begins its journey with InDOCtrination ceremony

A class of 109 first-year students marched into the UMKC Student Union for the UMKC School of Medicine’s annual InDOCtrination ceremony on Friday, Aug. 16, taking the first step in

Class of 2025 enjoys move-in day

Excitement filled the air Thursday morning at the Oak Street Hall, and it was easy to see why. It was move-in day for the dozens of members of the UMKC

White Coat Ceremony brings new beginning, new responsibilities to Class of 2023

For the physicians who wear it, the white coat is a recognized symbol that carries respect. It also signifies a growing set of responsibilities for 117 students at the UMKC

Vision researcher receives grant to look at technology to detect traumatic brain injury

A diagnostic process used in routine eye exams could hold a key to early stage detection and long-term monitoring of subclinical and clinical traumatic brain injury. The Leonard Wood Institute

New Summer Scholars program opens the door of opportunity in health professions to college undergrads

Two years ago, Karlin Byrd was a Kansas City high school student exploring her options in the health care professions through the UMKC School of Medicine’s Summer Scholars program. Now,

Grant-funded project will help Kansas City community take charge of its own vascular health

A few years ago, Kansas City received the federal CHOICE grant to revitalize one of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. Now, an effort by UMKC School of Medicine researcher Kim

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Students Lunch on the Lawn and UMKC Health Sciences District Community Connections Fair
Aug 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

SOM Lunch on the lawn and Health Sciences District Community Connections Fair



Welcome to the fall semester on the Health Sciences Campus!

All Health Sciences Campus students are invited to a FREE LUNCH (bring your ID!) on the grass north of the Health Sciences Building and to visit with neighboring businesses and organizations during the Health Sciences District Community Connections Fair. The Connections Fair is also open to all Health Sciences faculty and staff.

Supported by the UMKC Health Sciences District Student Leadership Committee, the Office of Student Involvement and the Union Programming Board.

Catered by 2 Guys and a Grill

Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Creation and Refinement of the Insulin Photoactivated Depot

Simon H. Friedman, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Division pf Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Missouri – Kansas City

Lunch provided – All students and faculty are invited to attend

Labor Day Holiday – University Closed
Sep 2 all-day
Creation Station
Sep 3 all-day
Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Council – Cultural Competency Speaker Series
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

SOM Maternal Mortality Rate Diversity Council Speaker Series


Maternal Mortality Rate in African American Mothers

Traci Johnson, M.D., FACOG
Board-certified OB/GYN at University Health and Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UMKC School of Medicine

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Resume and CV Workshop
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

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