About the School of Medicine

Dean’s Welcome


Welcome to the UMKC School of Medicine

Betty Drees, M.D., F.A.A.C., Dean, UMKC School of MedicineSince its founding in 1971, the UMKC School of Medicine has always been ahead of the curve in training physicians. Our combined baccalaureate/medical degree program and our docent mentoring system have expertly prepared tomorrow’s physicians in unique and innovative ways. We have graduated more than 3,200 physicians in our more than 40 years of using cutting-edge methods that are now being implemented by other medical schools.

With our increasing number of programs, the School of Medicine is poised to train multiple members of the health care team, from anesthesiologist assistants to physicians and from physician assistants to biomedical researchers.

The more time passes, the more we provide our students with the academic, personal and clinical training they need to be leading health care providers in the 21st century.

We are training high quality health care providers, while staying on the cutting edge of research.

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Dean Betty M. Drees, M.D., F.A.C.P.