Doctor of Medicine
The School offers two general tracks for medical students: a combined BA/MD and a MD program. The majority of students are enrolled in the combined program. Clinical experience and hands-on learning are integrated throughout all years of the program, teaching students the fundamentals of medicine during the first two years, and increasing patient and physician interaction and student responsibility in a clinical setting during the last four years. MD application deadline August 1.
Master of Science in Anesthesia
Graduates of the MSA program have a 100 percent job placement rate as anesthesiologist assistants. This is one of 10 anesthesiologist assistant programs in the country and only one of the few housed within a medical school. Students complete clinical rotations at hospitals and health care facilities throughout Missouri and the Midwest. Application deadline July 1.
Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant
Students combine classroom and clinical training to prepare physician assistants to work in a variety health care settings. Physician assistants work under the supervision of a physician, diagnosing and treating illnesses, prescribing medication, ordering and interpreting lab tests, performing procedures, providing patient education and counseling, making rounds in health care centers and assisting in surgery. Application deadline August 1.
Health Professions Education
The Master of Health Professions Education and Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education provide a strong foundation in teaching and assessment for educators from across the health professions discipline. All courses emphasize the application of educational theory to real world health instruction. The program is a collaboration between the schools of Education and Medicine. Application deadline August 1.
Biomedical informatics uses biomedical data for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making. The Master of Science in Bioinformatics equips graduates with the skills necessary to leverage informatics in the pursuit of patient-centered, health related research. The degree offers an emphasis in clinical research, computational or genomics study. The program also offers a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research and participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Application deadline August 1.
The mission of the UMKC School of Medicine is to provide and foster excellence, innovation and scholarship in education, research and medical care.
As a student at the UMKC School of Medicine, you will learn in an environment that provides outstanding experiences and a campus culture and environment that promotes student engagement and community participation. The UMKC School of Medicine offers a number of innovative programs within a vibrant health science learning community
Current Admissions Updates
B.A./M.D. Program, Fall 2017: The fall 2018 General Application for Admission and the School of Medicine Supplemental Application will become available in August 2017. The application deadline for the fall 2018 class is November 1, 2017. All applications and application materials must be received by this date, and interview decisions will be communicated in late January.
M.D. Program, Spring 2018: Students interested in the MD program can APPLY NOW. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2017 for those interested in beginning the program in spring 2018. Interviews will be held in October, and offers of admission will be communicated in late October. The application for spring 2019 will open in May 2018.
Master of Science in Anesthesia Program, Spring 2018: Students interested in the MSA program for spring 2018 must have applied by July 3, 2017. Interviews will be held in August/September, and offers of admission will be communicated in September. The application for spring 2019 will open in March 2018.
Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program, Spring 2018: Students interested in the MMSPA program can APPLY NOW. The application deadline for the MMSPA program is August 1, 2017 for those interested in beginning the program in spring 2018. Interviews will be held in late September, and offers of admission will be communicated in early October. The application for spring 2019 will open in April 2018.
Master of Science in Bioinformatics Program, Fall 2017: The application deadline for fall 2017 was May 1, 2017 (international applicants) or June 1, 2017 (U.S. citizen or permanent resident applicants).
Master of Health Professions Education Program, Fall 2017: Students interested in the Master of Health Professions Education can APPLY NOW. The application deadline for fall 2017 was June 1, 2017 (international applicants) or August 1, 2017 (U.S. citizen or permanent resident applicants).
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research, Fall 2017: The application deadline for fall 2017 was May 1, 2017 (international applicants) or June 1, 2017 (U.S. citizen or permanent resident applicants).
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education, Fall 2017: Students interested in the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education can APPLY NOW. The application deadline for fall 2017 was June 1, 2017 (international applicants) or August 1, 2017 (U.S. citizen or permanent resident applicants).
Graduate Certificate in Pediatric & Congenital Cardiovascular Perfusion, Fall 2018: The Graduate Certificate in Pediatric & Congenital Cardiovascular Perfusion will not be accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students interested in the program are expected to be able to resume the application process in spring 2018 and apply for fall 2018 admission.
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Co-Discipline in Bioinformatics, Fall 2017: The application deadline for fall 2017 was May 1, 2017 (international applicants) or June 1, 2017 (U.S. citizen or permanent resident applicants). Please consult the School of Graduate Studies website by clicking here to learn more about primary and co-discipline deadlines, and please make note of application deadlines for both primary and co-disciplines.
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Primary Discipline in Bioinformatics, Fall 2017: The application deadline for those interested in pursuing the Primary Discipline in Bioinformatics through the interdisciplinary Ph.D. at UMKC was April 1, 2017. Students will be notified of their admissions decision for the Primary Discipline by early May and will begin coursework in August.
UMKC Hospital Hill Campus
Surrounded by hospitals, the UMKC Hospital Hill campus is home to the universities health science schools. In addition to the School of Medicine, the schools of Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy are also located on this campus. The majority of Year 3 through 6 medical student’s courses and training are offered at this campus. The School’s master and certificate programs classes are held at the School of Medicine. The Hospital Hill campus also houses a Health Science library, university bookstore, and the Youngblood Skills Lab. Beginning Fall 2014, the Hospital Hill campus will also offer university housing at this campus. Located in the heart of the city, it is next to Crown Center and minutes from Downtown and the Country Club Plaza.
UMKC Volker Campus
Located four miles south of the Health Sciences Hospital Hill Campus, the Volker Campus offers a collegiate, urban setting in the midst of the city. Students in the B.A./M.D. program spend the majority of the first two years on this campus, while students in graduate and professional program may only visit this campus to access various student services such as the Student Union or the Student Success Center. Volker Campus is a short walk to the Country Club Plaza shopping area, a six-minute drive to historic Westport and 12 minutes from the Crossroads Arts Districts.
Kansas City, Missouri
Second only to Rome, Italy in the number of fountains erected, Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains. With more than 200 fountains, these beautiful pieces contribute to the cultural and arts atmosphere the city provides. Kansas City has also made great contributions to the world of jazz and the fantastic cuisine of barbecue. By joining the UMKC School of Medicine, you will become a member of the greater Kansas City community and enjoy the benefits our community has to offer—great cultural events, concerts, food, sports teams, shopping and nightlife. Whether for a prospective student visit or an interview day, we encourage you to schedule some time to explore the city that may become your home. We look forward to welcoming you to Kansas City.