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 >>
A new STAHR Summer Scholars program for college students provides experiences to support student academic progression and retention in health professions programs. More >>
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 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 >>
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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
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
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
- Follow your passion: We offer six medical degree programs and 19 specialty areas.
- Pick your speed: Apply to our six-year, combined BA/MD or the traditional four-year MD. (We also offer master programs in anesthesia, bioinformatics, health professions education and physician assistant; and an interdisciplinary PhD.)
- Get hands on: From your first semester, you’ll interact with patients and learn about medicine.
- Engage with docents: Through our docent learning system, be an apprentice to a practicing physician while taking part in small-group teaching, mentoring and peer coaching.
- Join in with others: Participate in one of 36 student organizations that build friendships, experience and connections.
- Learn with peers: Interprofessional
opportunities abound, as our medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy schools all share a single campus.
- Train with six: We partner with six leading hospitals, providing broad, exceptional clinical experiences and exposure to nationally ranked specialties.
- Embrace city life: Our campus is in the heart of Kansas City, offering lots of restaurants, events, sports and culture.