B.A. / M.D. Program

Campus Visit Options


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The UMKC School of Medicine understands the importance of visiting campus to determine whether or not UMKC and the School of Medicine can offer you the right experience for your college education. The School of Medicine offers several options to learn more about the B.A./M.D. Program.

Freshman Visits

The UMKC Welcome Center and the School of Medicine jointly offer Freshman Visits. These sessions allow students to visit both UMKC campuses. (Volker Campus and Health Sciences Campus). Click below to review a list of upcoming events, categorized by department:

2017 Freshman Visits

Your half-day visit will consist of a presentation and tour of the UMKC Volker Campus, where students spend the first two years of the B.A./M.D. program. Once your tour is complete on the Volker Campus, you will have lunch then travel to the Health Sciences Campus. At the School of Medicine, you will receive more specific information about the B.A./M.D. program and a tour of the School of Medicine, led by a current student.

To schedule a weekly open house, please contact the UMKC Office of Admissions at 816-235-1111 or go to the Freshman Visits page and click on “School of Medicine” to review a list of upcoming dates.

Campus Visit Days

The School of Medicine also offers more extensive visit options that allow students a more in-depth look at the B.A./M.D. program. Click to register for one of the following dates below:

Monday, March 13th, 2017 (registration full)

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Campus Visit Days will begin on the UMKC Volker Campus with a presentation and tour. Students and families will then travel to the Health Sciences Campus to interact with School of Medicine students and staff, as well as participate in hands-on activities related to medicine. Most activities will include parent participation, but bringing young children is not advised. If you have special needs and would like to request accommodations, please contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at medicine@umkc.edu or 816-235-1870.

Sample Campus Visit Day Schedule

7:30 – 8:00 Check-in at the UMKC Student Union, Second Floor across from UMKC Bookstore
8:00 Welcome
UMKC Admissions Presentation
School of Medicine Admissions Presentation
9:15 Volker Campus Tour
10:00 Travel to School of Medicine – Health Sciences Campus
Group #1
10:30      Student Panel
11:00      Tour of the School of Medicine
11:30      Clinical Skills Training Lab
Group #2
10:30      Clinical Skills Training Lab
11:30      Student Panel
12:00      Tour of the School of Medicine
12:30 Wrap-Up and Evaluation

Space is limited to approximately 85 people (students and guests) and students are required to register for Campus Visit Days. Registration will close 48 hours prior to the Visit Day, or once the day reaches capacity. If registration is full, and you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at medicine@umkc.edu or 816-235-1870.

Click here for a list of accommodations near the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and be sure to ask for special UMKC rates.

Prospective Student Receptions

Receptions are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the B.A./M.D. program, School of Medicine resources, the application process/timeline, and the holistic admissions process.  While this session will provide an overview of the program and program structure, it is primarily designed to provide more in-depth information on the individual components of the application and the holistic review of applications. This program may serve as a supplement to a previous campus visit or information session, or as a first-look for students interested in the B.A./M.D. program.

St. Louis – Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Preview Nights

Preview Nights offer students an overview of UMKC and the B.A./M.D. program. Prospective students will have an opportunity to meet an admissions representative, as well as current students in the B.A./M.D. program. This visit option works well for guests who may not be able to attend a daytime campus visit. Preview Nights also provide students with information regarding UMKC, the B.A./M.D. program, living in Kansas City, program resources, and the admissions and application process. This visit will also consist of a student led tour of the School of Medicine.

Future Preview Night dates to be announced.

Sample Preview Night Schedule

5:45 PM Check-in begins in the School of Medicine Lobby
6:00 PM Welcome
UMKC Admissions Presentation
B.A./M.D. Admissions Presentation
7:00 PM Q&A Session with current B.A./M.D. students
7:30 PM Tour of School of Medicine (Optional)

Space is limited and students are required to register for Preview Nights. Registration will close 48 hours prior to the Visit Day, or once the day reaches capacity.

Group Visits

For those who would like to bring a group of students to visit, the School of Medicine offers group visit days. Group visits will include a presentation about all School of Medicine programs, a tour of the school and a hands-on activity related to medicine.

For more information or to schedule a group visit, please contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at 816-235-1870 or medicine@umkc.edu.

Coffee Talks – St. Louis

For students who may not be able to schedule a visit to the School of Medicine, or for those who would like additional information, we would like to offer the opportunity to learn more about the School of Medicine through our upcoming Coffee Talks. This is an opportunity to meet with a School of Medicine admissions representative and receive more specific information about the B.A./M.D. program. This is not a time to discuss a student’s application to the B.A./M.D. program, rather a time to ask more detailed questions about the B.A./M.D. program and becoming a part of our medical community.

     Future Coffee Talks to be announced.

Webinars

For students who are unable to attend or participate in another School of Medicine event, we offer the opportunity for students to learn more about the School of Medicine by participating in a webinar. Students participating in the webinar will learn more about the B.A./M.D. program, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter. For an archived version of the October 2013 webinar, click here.

Skype Appointments

For students who are unable to attend a freshman visit, a campus visit day, or a prospective student reception, we offer the opportunity to learn more about the School of Medicine through a Skype appointment. These appointments are NOT designed for students who have had the opportunity to visit campus or attend another School of Medicine event, but rather for students who are unable to take advantage of those opportunities and would like to learn more about what the School of Medicine has to offer. The School of Medicine Office of Admissions will be happy to honor requests for a Skype appointment from those students who have not already attended a School of Medicine event. Skype appointments are offered Monday – Friday.

To schedule a Skype appointment, please email the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at medicine@umkc.edu. In your email, please include three possible dates and times. Someone from the School of Medicine Office of Admissions will confirm the appointment time as soon as possible.

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For more information about our visit options, please contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at medicine@umkc.edu or 816-235-1870.