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.
Weekly Open Houses
The UMKC Welcome Center and the School of Medicine jointly offer weekly open houses. 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:
Weekly Open Houses are held most Mondays and Fridays. Your 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 travel to the Health Sciences Campus for the p.m. information session to receive more specific information about the B.A./M.D. program and a tour of the School of Medicine.
Tours of the Volker campus are typically arranged directly preceding the visit to the School of Medicine. The School of Medicine session will last approximately 1.5 hours and can accommodate no more than 5 students and their guests, per day.
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.
The School of Medicine will not provide weekly open houses on the days that the UMKC Welcome Center is closed or unable to provide visits.
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.
Spring dates to be announced.
If registration becomes full and you would like to inquire about potential cancellations for these visits or be placed on a waiting list, please contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at email@example.com or 816-235-1870.
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, and participate in hands-on activities related to medicine. Most activities will include parent participation, but bringing young children is not advised.
Sample Campus Visit Day Schedule
|8:00 – 8:15||Check-in at the UMKC Student Union, Second Floor across from UMKC Bookstore|
UMKC Admissions Presentation
School of Medicine Admissions Presentation
|9:25||Volker Campus Tour|
|10:00||Travel to School of Medicine – Health Sciences Campus|
10:30 Student Panel
11:00 Tour of the School of Medicine
11:30 Clinical Skills Training Lab
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.
Prospective Student Receptions
Receptions are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the B.A./M.D. program, program resources, the application process and 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.
Future Prospective Student Reception dates to be announced.
Preview Night offers 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. Preview Night will 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|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Additional webinar opportunities to be announced.
For students who are unable to attend a weekly information session, a campus visit day, or a prospective student reception, we would like to 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 but still want 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 email@example.com. 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.
For more information about our visit options, please contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-235-1870.