Council on Curriculum

Curriculum & Rotation Information


 

Six-Year School of Medicine Curriculum

Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum MapYear 3 - Year 6 Curriculum Map

Courses listed in italics count for both the medical degree and the undergraduate degree.

Medical Degree

Undergraduate Degree

YEAR I
Fall Semester
Med 9115     Medical Terminology LSAnat 119     Functional Anatomy I
Med 9119     Learning Basic Medical Sciences LSAnat 119L   Functional Anatomy I Laboratory
Med 9110     Fundamentals of Medical Practice I Chem 211      General Chemistry I
Chem 211L    Experimental General Chemistry I
Psych 210      General Psychology
Spring Semester
Med 9120     Fundamentals of Medical Practice II LSMcrb 121    Human Biology III (Microbiology)
LSMcrb 121L  Human Biology III (Microbiology) Lab
Chem 212       General Chemistry II
Chem 212L     Experimental General Chemistry II
Sociol 101       Sociology: An Introduction
YEAR II
Summer Semester
Med 9121     Hospital Team Experience
(2 wk requirement completed immediately following Year I Spring finals in May)
Chem 320     Elementary Organic Chemistry
Chem 320 L  Experimental Organic Chemistry
Biol 202        Cell Biology
Fall Semester
Med 9210     Fundamentals of Medical Practice III BMS 9265     Human Biochemistry I
Sociol 211    Social and Psychological Development                        through the Life Cycle
Biol 206        Genetics
Spring Semester
Med 9220     Fundamentals of Medical Practice IV BMS 9296     Human Structure Function I
BMS 9297     Human Structure Function II
BMS 9298     Human Structure Function III
YEAR III
Med 9390     Clinical Correlations BMS 9399    Human Structure Function IV
Med 9310     History of Medicine
BMS 9311     Medical Microbiology
BMS 9310     Medical Neurosciences
Med 9380     CPM I/II
Med 9312     Pathology I (General/Clinical)
Med 9313     Pathology II (Anatomic/Systemic)
                        Vacation (split month)
Med 9385     Introduction to Pharmacology(Independent Study)
Med 9383    Continuing Care Clinic
Vacation (1 month)
YEAR IV
Med 9472     Behavioral Science in Medicine
Med 9408     Pharmacology
Med 9401    Docent Rotation
Med 9471    Family Medicine I
Med 9485    Ambulatory Care Pharmacology(Independent Study)
Med 9483    Continuing Care Clinic
Med 9482    Patient, Physician, Society I
Med 9484    Patient, Physician, Society II
Elective (1 month)
Vacation (1 month)
YEAR V
Med 9571    Psychiatry Rotation
Med 9506    Obstetrics-Gynecology Rotation
Med 9503    Pediatrics Rotation
Med 9505    General Surgery Rotation
Med 9501    Docent Rotation
Med 9570    Family Medicine Preceptorship II
Med 9585    Self-Paced Pharmacology (Independent Study)
Med 9583    Continuing Care Clinic
Elective (1 month)
Vacation (1 month)
YEAR VI
Med 9601   Internal Medicine Docent Rotation Med xxxx Medical Humanities/Social Science selective
Med 9678    Emergency Medicine
Med 9685    Rational and Safe Drug Prescribing
Med 9683    Continuing Care Clinic
Electives (7 months)
Vacation (1 month)
Courses listed in italics count for both the medical degree and the undergraduate degree.
All students spend ½ day each week in Continuing Care Clinic beginning in September of Year 3. The only exception to this is during Vacation months, Preceptorship, and out-of-town electives.

 

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Years 1 & 2

Year 1 and 2 students must register as full-time students as established by the University Registration and Records Department. Each student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours during a Fall or Spring Bachelor’s degree semester and a minimum of 6 credit hours during a Summer (June, July) Bachelor’s degree semester. Full-time enrollment in Years 1 and 2 can be fulfilled by a combination of required medicine courses and Bachelor’s degree courses.

    • Year 1 students are limited to 21 hours of enrollment in Fall and Spring Semester. Enrollment in 22 or more hours must be petitioned to the Council on Curriculum.
    • Year 2 students are limited to 10 hours of enrollment in Summer Semester and 22 hours in Fall Semester. Enrollment for 11 or more hours in Summer, or 23 or more hours in the Fall, must be petitioned to the Council on Curriculum.
    • Year 2 students in Spring Semester can enroll in only their scheduled required coursework (HSF I-IV, Clinical Correlations and Fundamentals of Medical Practice IV). Enrollment in additional courses will not be allowed.

Years 3-6

BA/MD Students will continue Bachelor’s degree coursework during the Summer Semester of Year 3 (Human Structure Function IV and Clinical Correlations). Enrollment in additional coursework during this semester will not be allowed. All Year 4 BA/MD students will also enroll in a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work during their Fall or Spring bachelor’s degree semester. Students who petition and are approved by the Council on Curriculum to take a Summer Semester in Year 4 must take a minimum of six Bachelor’s degree hours.

BA/MD medical students who were not enrolled in the Alternate Program for Year 1 or 2 are not allowed to petition to waive the required Year 4 campus. Medicine and Audited courses do not count toward the minimum credit hour requirement for the Bachelor’s degree semester.

Dual Enrollment in Medical and Bachelor’s Degree Courses

A student will not receive credit for a Bachelor’s degree course while enrolled in a Medical School credit month. (See Medical School Months Credit Policy.)

EXCEPTION: A student retaking a Medical School required course(s) due to failure, withdrawal, or GPA issue will be allowed to enroll concurrently in Bachelor’s degree hours to fulfill the requirement for the Year 4 Bachelor’s degree semester. The Associate Dean of Curriculum will determine the number of Bachelor’s degree hours (minimum of 6 or more) to be concurrently taken with repeated courses. This is the only exception to this policy; no other petitions will be entertained.

Alternate Program in Years 1 & 2

Students enrolled in the Alternate Program in Years 1 or 2 who have completed Bachelor’s degree requirements must petition the Council on Curriculum if they wish to waive their Year 4 Bachelor’s degree semester.

 

Required Medicine Courses & Rotations, Years 3-6

This chart is composed of all required courses and rotations that are scheduled in Years 3 through 6. This chart lists guidelines that are designed to provide the student with a framework for scheduling medicine months. The minimum prerequisites for each rotation are given to ensure that students are adequately prepared for each experience. The guidelines offer recommendations for the year level in which a student may schedule a required medicine month. If prerequisites are met, the student may take that medicine month before he/she is formally promoted to the year in which the course is recommended. These guidelines also indicate the flexibility that is available for scheduling medicine months. The Council on Curriculum, in consultation with the Education Team Coordinators (ETC’s), may limit the use of flexibility to maintain an overall balance in scheduling to prevent excessive postponement of courses and/or an imbalance of students for required rotations. It is imperative that the balance of rotations is maintained whenever possible to provide each student with a optimal educational experience.

The purpose of this chart is to identify the areas of flexibility in the curriculum plan and try to fit the curriculum with the academic needs of each student. When preparing student schedules, ETC’s, and Docents should keep in mind such things as, when the student plans to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the student’s need for elective time in Year 6, etc.

 

Medical School Months Credit Policy
  1. Students are required to successfully complete 38 months of medical school credit for graduation.
  2. A student cannot enroll for credit in more than one medical school rotation or elective per month.
  3. A student cannot receive credit for a medical school month (rotation or elective) while enrolled in Bachelor’s degree coursework for a semester. Semesters are defined as August through December (Fall Semester), January through May (Spring Semester), and June and July (Summer Semester).
  4. School of Medicine Malpractice Insurance will not cover students while on vacation or Leave of Absence.
Curriculum Plans for Students Failing or Withdrawing from Human Structure Function

BA/MD Students

Curriculum for BA/MD students Failing or Withdrawing from Human Structure Function I

    • Any BA/MD student failing or withdrawing from Human Structure Function (HSF) I will automatically enter the Alternate Year 2 program.
    • The Alternate Year 2 student must enroll in HSF II and III on an audit basis while completing concurrent Spring semester coursework (Fundamentals of Medical Practice).
    • During the Summer and Fall of Alternate Year 2, the student enrolls in a minimum of one science course in each semester. If student received a grade of “C” in a previous science course offered they must repeat that course, if available, in that semester.
    • During the Spring of Alternate Year 2, the student re-enrolls in HSF I, HSF II, and HSF III for credit.
    • All students, in their alternate Year 2, must achieve a science GPA of 2.8 or better.

Curriculum for BA/MD students Failing or Withdrawing from Human Structure Function II

    • Any BA/MD student failing or withdrawing from HSF II will automatically enter the Alternate Year 2 program.
    • The Alternate Year 2 student must enroll in HSF III on an audit basis while completing concurrent winter semester coursework (Fundamentals of Medical Practice).
    • During the Summer and Fall of Alternate Year 2, the student enrolls in a minimum of one science course in each semester. If the student received a grade of “C” in a previous science course offered they must repeat that course, if available, in that semester.
    • During the Spring of Alternate Year 2, the student re-enrolls in HSF I, HSF II, and HSF III for credit.
    • All students, in their alternate Year 2, must achieve a science GPA of 2.8 or better.

Curriculum for BA/MD students Failing or Withdrawing from Human Structure Function III

    • Any BA/MD student failing or withdrawing from HSF III will automatically enter the Alternate Year 2 program.
    • During the Summer and Fall of Alternate Year 2, the student enrolls in a minimum of one science course in each semester. If the student received a grade of “C” in a previous science course offered they must repeat that course, if available, in that semester.
    • During the Spring of Alternate Year 2, the student re-enrolls in HSF I, HSF II, and HSF III for credit.
    • All students, in their alternate Year 2, must achieve a science GPA of 2.8 or better.

Curriculum for BA/MD students Failing or Withdrawing from Human Structure Function IV

    • Students who failed (or withdrew) from HSF IV AND earned a grade ‘≥ B-‘ in HSF I AND HSF II AND HSF III:
      • These students will enroll in BMS 9311 (Medical Microbiology) and BMS 9310 (Medical Neurosciences). If successful in both courses, students will progress on to MED 9312 (Pathology I).
      • These students will enroll in HSF IV in the Summer semester, following MED 9313 (Pathology II).
    • Students who failed (or withdrew) from HSF IV AND earned a grade ‘≤ C+’ in HSF I OR HSF II OR HSF III:
      • These students will enter the Fall Bachelor’s Degree semester and enroll for course(s) needed to complete their B.A. degree.
      • These students will re-enroll, for credit, in HSF I, HSF II, HSF III, and HSF IV in the following Spring and Summer semesters.
      • Upon successful completion of HSF I, HSF II, HSF III, and HSF IV the student will enroll in BMS 9311 (Medical Microbiology) and BMS 9310 (Medical Neurosciences), and if successful, will enroll in MED 9312 and 9313 (Pathology I and II).

All students, at the end of Year 3, must achieve a science GPA of 2.8 or better in order to promote to Year 4.

 

MD Students

MD students do not enter the alternate Year 2 program as outlined above.

  • Curriculum for MD students Failing or Withdrawing from Human Structure Function I
    • Students must enroll in HSF II and III on an audit basis while concurrently enrolled for credit in Fundamentals of Medical Practice IV.
    • These students will go on Leave of Absence for June-December. This takes the place of the MD LOA that is normally scheduled during Years 4-6.
    • Spring semester: re-enroll in HSF I, HSF II, and HSF III for credit.
    • Upon successful completion of HSF III, the student will continue on to enroll in HSF IV in the summer.
  • Curriculum for MD students Failing or Withdrawing from Human Structure Function II
    • Students must enroll in HSF III on an audit basis while concurrently enrolled for credit in Fundamentals of Medical Practice IV.
    • These students will go on Leave of Absence for June-December. This takes the place of the MD LOA that is normally scheduled during Years 4-6.
    • Spring semester: re-enroll in HSF I, HSF II, and HSF III for credit.
    • Upon successful completion of HSF III, the student will continue on to enroll in HSF IV in the summer.
  • Curriculum for students Failing or Withdrawing from Human Structure Function III
    • Students will take a Leave of Absence for June-December. This takes the place of the MD LOA that is normally scheduled during years 4-6.
    • Spring semester: re-enroll in HSF I, HSF II, and HSF III for credit.
    • Upon successful completion of HSF III, the student will continue on to enroll in HSF IV in the summer.

Curriculum for students Failing or Withdrawing from Human Structure Function IV

  • Students who failed (or withdrew) from HSF IV AND earned a grade ‘≥ B-‘ in HSF I AND HSF II AND HSF III:
    • These students will enroll in BMS 9311 (Medical Microbiology) and BMS 9310 (Medical Neurosciences). If successful in both courses, students will progress on to MED 9312 and 9313 (Pathology I and II).
    • These students will enroll in HSF IV in the Summer semester.
  • Students who failed (or withdrew) from HSF IV AND earned a grade ‘≤ C+’ in HSF I OR HSF II OR HSF III:
    • These students will go on Leave of absence for August-December. This takes the place of the MD LOA that is normally scheduled during years IV-VI.
    • These students will re-enroll, for credit, in HSF I, HSF II, and HSF III in the Spring semester and HSF IV in the Summer semester.
    • Upon successful completion of HSF I, HSF II, HSF III, and HSF IV the student will enroll in BMS 9311 (Medical Microbiology) and BMS 9310 (Medical Neurosciences), and if successful, will enroll in MED 9312 and 9313 (Pathology I and II).
    • All students, at the end of Year 3, must achieve a science GPA of 2.8 or better in order to promote to Year 4.

 

Prerequisites for Required Core Medicine Courses, Years 3 & 4
  • BMS 9310 (Medical Neurosciences) requires the prerequisite of successful completion of Human Structure Function III, and enrollment in Human Structure Function IV.
    • Students may enroll in BMS 9310 if they receive a ‘W,’ ‘D,’ ‘F’ or ‘Incomplete’ in HSF IV. They must have successfully completed HSF I, HSF II, and HSF III with a grade of ‘B-‘ or better.
  • BMS 9311 (Medical Microbiology) requires the prerequisite of successful completion of Human Structure Function III, and enrollment in Human Structure Function IV.
    • Students may enroll in BMS 9311 if they receive a ‘W,’ ‘D,’ ‘F’ or ‘Incomplete’ in HSF IV. They must have successfully completed HSF I, II, and III with a grade of ‘B-‘ or better.
  • Med 9312 and 9313 (Pathology I & II) requires the prerequisites of two out of three courses in year III (HSF IV, Medical Microbiology, Medical Neurosciences).
    • Students receiving a ‘W,’ ‘D,’ or ‘F’ in ONLY ONE of the core courses may proceed to Pathology.
  • Med 9408 (Pharmacology) in Year 4 offered in (Jun/July & Oct/Nov) requires the prerequisites of two out of three courses in year III (Medical Microbiology, Medical Neurosciences, Pathology II)
    • Students receiving a ‘W,’ ’D,’ or ‘F’ in only ONE of the three courses may proceed to Pharmacology in Year 4.

 

Internal Medicine Docent Rotation, Years 4-6

Every student is required to complete a two-month Docent Rotation in Year 4, Year 5, and Year 6. The Docent Rotation is the least flexible part of the student’s curriculum. If a student postpones or fails a Docent Rotation in any academic year, the consequence may be to extend the student’s graduation date. Students are expected to take their Docent Rotation with their assigned team for each of the three years.

Cycle # 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
1 Oct-Nov Feb-Mar Apr-May Dec-Jan Aug-Sep Jun-Jul
2 Dec-Jan Apr-May Feb-Mar Oct-Nov Jun-Jul Aug-Sept
3 Aug-Sep Jun-Jul Oct-Nov Feb-Mar Apr-May Dec-Jan
4 Jun-Jul Aug-Sep Dec-Jan Apr-May Feb-Mar Oct-Nov
5 Apr-May Dec-Jan Aug-Sep Jun-Jul Oct-Nov Feb-Mar
6 Feb-Mar Oct-Nov Jun-Jul Aug-Sep Dec-Jan Apr-May
Policy for the Self-Paced Pharmacology Series, Years 3-6

Each of the yearly self-paced pharmacology courses is a required element of the curriculum. Each Fall Semester, Year 3 students will register for 9385 and all Year 6 students will enroll in 9685. Each Spring semester, all Year 4 students will enroll in 9485 and all Year 5 students will enroll in 9585. The courses must be completed in sequence (e.g. 9385 is a prerequisite for 9485, and so on).

Students who are on leaves of absence or who will be extending, can petition to complete the course work in a semester other than the assigned semester but the request should be made in writing, by the student and addressed specifically to the Course Director. Once a petition is filed, a plan will be formulated to the satisfaction of both the student and course director that outlines the students’ responsibilities. It is only upon completion of this process that enrollment in these courses will be entertained outside of the regularly assigned semester. Students should consider tuition or graduation implications of enrollment in this coursework when drawing up their petitions. Individuals who do not complete the instruction by the end of their assigned semester will receive a failing grade.

Any student withdrawing must provide and have approved, a defined plan for completion of the coursework before withdrawal is granted. Any request for withdrawal after the last calendar date of withdrawal without assessment (see academic calendar) will be noted as a “withdraw failing.”

 

Medical Humanities Requirement

All students will be required to complete a month long humanities/bioethics course in Year 5 or 6. This requirement applies to all students, including those who have already received their undergraduate degree, MD, OMS+MD, and transfer students. Medical Humanities courses are provided by the Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities & Bioethics at the SOM and require prior approval by the Council on Curriculum.

 

Year 6 Graduation Month Policy

Due to Graduation requirements, Year 6 students will not be allowed to schedule their vacation or an out-of-town rotation during the month of their graduation (typically May).

 

Readmission of Former Students who Withdrew or were Separated from the School of Medicine

Inevitably, a few students leave the School of Medicine prior to graduation without obtaining a baccalaureate and/or M.D. degree because they were separated from the program or because they withdrew before completing all program requirements.  These students are permitted to seek readmission to the program at a future date.

The ultimate responsibility for readmission rests with the school’s Council on Selection.   The Council on Selection establishes criteria that former students must meet to be considered for readmission and assesses a former student’s readiness to return to the School of Medicine.  Although each former student’s application for readmission is considered unique and distinct, it is assessed within a framework of guidelines designed to assure equity and consistency.

Readmission Committee

The Readmission Committee consists of the Chair of the Council on Selection (who serves as the Chair of the Readmission Committee), two voting members from the Council on Selection, two members from the Council on Evaluation (including its Chair), and one student who is a student member of the Council on Evaluation.  At least two members of this Committee shall be physicians.  Recommendations of the Readmission Committee are forwarded to the Council on Selection for a final decision on whether an applicant for readmission shall be offered readmission.

 

Application Review and Readmission Process

The Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment will screen readmission applications for compliance with readmission requirements.  Students who meet the minimum requirements for readmission will be invited to interview.

When reviewing applications for readmission, the Readmission Committee and the Council on Selection will have access to School of Medicine documentation as it pertains to an individual applicant for readmission.  The following guidelines have been developed to direct requests for information by the Readmission Committee of the Council on Selection as part of their holistic review of candidates for readmission.  It is the intention of these guidelines to provide the Readmission Committee and the Council on Selection with appropriate access to relevant information to inform admission decisions and to protect the privacy of students who may become candidates for readmission to the UMKC School of Medicine.

Council on Evaluation documents:  The Chairperson of the Council on Selection may request from the Chairperson of the Council on Evaluation the opportunity to review any minutes, student action sheet, or other relevant documentation in any instance in which a candidate for readmission to the medical program is identified within such Council on Evaluation documents.

OASIS Evaluations:  The Chairperson of the Council on Selection may request from the Office of Medical Education the opportunity to review the OASIS evaluations for an applicant for readmission.

Honor Council Documents:  The Chairperson of the Council on Selection may request from the Honor Council the opportunity to review Honor Council minutes in any instance in which a candidate for readmission to the medical program is identified within the Honor Council minutes.  The action taken by the Coordinating Committee on the Honor Council recommendations will also be provided to the Readmission committee.  Requests for review of Honor Council material at this level should be granted but only with the full awareness of the chairperson of the Honor Council.

Following review of Honor Council minutes, the Readmission Committee may direct the Chairperson of the Readmission Committee to request from the chairperson of the Honor Council additional view-only access of a file of a candidate for readmission.  Review of this confidential student file may be undertaken only by the Chairperson of the Readmission Committee and one additional designated voting member of the Readmission Committee.  No copies of any materials within the student file may be made and the contents of the Honor Council file may not be removed from the secure viewing room.

Student Affairs Advising Notes:  The Chairperson of the Council on Selection may request from the Associate Dean of Student Affairs the advising notes for an applicant for readmission.

After the review of a complete application for readmission, School of Medicine documentation pertaining to the candidate for readmission, and the results of the interview process, the Readmission Committee will formulate recommendations for readmission and forward those recommendations to the Council on Selection.  The Council on Selection will make the final decision about readmission. All interviews, Readmission Committee meetings, the Council on Selection meeting, and the notification of the readmission decision to students will take place between June 1 and August 1.  If successful, applicants should be ready to commence work in the program in September of the year of application for readmission or January of the following year, depending upon the applicants’ curricular needs.

The minutes from the Readmission Committee meeting and the Council on Selection meeting will be submitted to the Coordinating Committee to ensure that the readmission policy was followed appropriately.

The readmission of students will be considered separately from the admission of M.D. Program students.

Readmission Application

In order to be considered for readmission, an applicant must first contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at medicine@umkc.edu for the full readmission policy, requirements, and application materials.  In order to confirm that a student meets the minimum requirements for readmission, an applicant for readmission must submit the following applications and supplemental materials:

  • General application for admission to UMKC;
  • School of Medicine application for readmission;
  • A current transcript of all college and university coursework attempted to date;
  • An essay that describes the reason for leaving the program, provides solid evidence that the circumstances contributing to the previous dismissal or withdrawal have been resolved and are no longer applicable, and discuss the student’s present commitment to a medical career;
  • MCAT scores (no older than three years);
  • Three current references, at least two of which should be from individuals who know that applicant academically.

The application and all application materials must be received in the School of Medicine Office of Admissions by May 31.  Students are eligible to apply for readmission one time.

Students typically will be readmitted at the Year 2 second semester level and will be expected to be continuously enrolled for 53 months.  Students who left the program in Year 4 or above will be readmitted at a year level specified by the Readmission Committee.

The curriculum of readmitted students will usually be the same as the curriculum of MD students.  If students wish to be granted an exception to this rule, they must petition the Council on Curriculum.

A full transcript of course work taken while in the School of Medicine and since leaving the School will be made available to the Council on Curriculum at the time of readmission.  That Council will annually review and approve curriculum plans for readmitted students in consultation with the student’s docent and Education Team Coordinator.

The first year of readmission will be considered a probationary period.  Thus, readmitted students will be subject to all conditions and stipulations set by the Council on Evaluation for students on probation.  Council on Evaluation guidelines and policies will apply to readmitted students.

Policy on Readmitted Students

Students typically will be readmitted at the Year 2 second semester level and will be expected to be continuously enrolled for 53 months. Students who left the program in Year 4 or above will be readmitted at a year level specified by the Readmission Committee.

The curriculum of readmitted students will usually be the same as the curriculum of MD students. If students wish to be granted an exception to this rule, they must petition the Council on Curriculum.

A full transcript of course work taken while in the School of Medicine and since leaving the School will be made available to the Council on Curriculum at the time of readmission. That Council will annually review and approve curriculum plans for readmitted students in consultation with the student’s docent and Education Team Coordinator.

The first year of readmission will be considered a probationary period. The terms of probation are:

    1. The probation period is a minimum of 1 year.
    2. Receipt of a ‘D (+/-)’, ‘F’, ‘WF’, ‘No Credit’, ‘Fail’, or change to ‘Audit’ after commencing the class in any course/rotation for the duration of enrollment in the program will meet criteria for dismissal (separation) from the program.
    3. ‘Withdrawals’ are not permitted and any withdrawal will meet criteria for dismissal (separation) from the program.

 

Additional Degree Tracks

MD Degree

A limited number of students, referred to as MD students, enter this program with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and in some instances a graduate or professional degree. These students enter the medical program and enroll in the Human Structure Function series. For students who wish to graduate in May of Year 6, the program allows for up to five months of leave of absence. MD students must complete the Council on Evaluation leave of absence paperwork. The Associate Dean for Curriculum reviews all MD student leave of absence paperwork; taking into consideration individual curriculum plans and graduation requirements.

The Council on Curriculum’s approval of each student’s curriculum plan is contingent on the following expectations:

    1. Enrollment in the School of Medicine for 48 months.
    2. Four vacation months (one per 12 month period) during the 48 months of enrollment.
    3. Successful completion of 34 months of UMKC School of Medicine credit for graduation.
    4. Participation in Fundamentals of Medicine IV (MED 9220) concurrent with participation in Human Structure Function I, II, III.
    5. Enrollment in all required School of Medicine rotations and courses with students in Years 3 through 6 of the six-year program including the Self-Paced Pharmacology Series (Fall of Year 3 through Fall of Year 6).
    6. MD students are not permitted to take leave of absence during the Patient Physician Society Series (typically Fall and Spring Year 4).
    7. All students will be required to complete a one-month Medical Humanities course in Year 5 or 6. 
    8. Completion of three electives from nine categories, with one elective fulfilling the critical care requirement.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/M.D. Degree – 2 Year Track

The requirements for admission to the School of Medicine are governed by the School of Medicine Council on Selection, the admissions committee for the School of Medicine. The Council on Selection is composed of faculty, administration and students who screen applications, determine which candidates will be offered an interview and make all final admission decisions. Admission decisions are based on an individualized and holistic review of applications, and there is no one component of the application process that guarantees an offer of admission.  The School of Medicine Office of Admissions maintains administrative responsibility on behalf of the Council on Selection.

OMS+MD students are selected jointly by the School of Medicine Council on Selection, the School of Dentistry Advanced Education Committee and the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, however the Council on Selection administers the admissions process for the medical school portion of the curriculum for this program.  Candidates for the OMS+MD program must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Council on Selection.  The process for selecting candidates for the OMS+MD program takes place one time each year in the fall semester, and no more than two students are accepted each year.

OMS+MD students begin their first year of residency in June.  After one year of residency, they begin the 24-month medical school curriculum.  OMS+MD students “transfer” into the fifth year of the School of Medicine’s six-year program and complete 24 months of exclusive medical education.  At the end of the medical school portion of their studies, they return to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to complete their residency.

A requirement of the OMS+MD transfer policy is that students must sit for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensure (USMLE) examination before matriculating into the School of Medicine. OMS+MD students must sit for Step 1 during the first year of residency. OMS+MD students must also pass a standardized patient clinical skills examination.

Withdrawal or dismissal from the oral surgery residency program will mean dismissal from the medical school program.

The scheduled curriculum for this program is provided below:

Year 5 – Completion of eleven months including the following:

    • One Month Clinical Skills
    • Two Months Internal Medicine Clerkship (Year 4 Docent Rotation)
    • One Month Ambulatory Care Clinic
    • Two Months Pediatrics**
    • Two Months Surgery**
    • One Month Preceptor**
    • One Month Psychiatry**
    • One Month Elective
    • Beginning in Fall semester, students will participate in weekly clinic (Year 4 Continuing Care Clinic).

Year 6 – Completion of twelve months including the following:

    • Two Months Internal Medicine Clerkship (Year 5 Docent Rotation)
    • Two Months OB/GYN**
    • One Month Emergency Medicine**
    • Five Months Electives (including Head & Neck)
    • One Month Medical Humanities
    • One Month Vacation
    • Students will also participate in weekly clinic (Year 5 Continuing Care Clinic).

Notes:

    • **Sequence of core clerkships is contingent upon space availability.
    • First Internal Medicine Clerkship must occur in August-September of students’ first year in the program (“Year 5”).
    • Three clinical electives are required for graduation selected from a minimum of three of nine possible categories: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, Neuro/Psychiatry, OB/GYN, Miscellaneous.
    • One clinical elective must be in a critical care area, e.g., surgery, medicine, pediatrics, etc.
    • Self‐paced pharmacology required: MED 9585 and MED 9685

Transfer Student Admission with Advanced Standing

Students wishing to transfer to complete the clinical components of their education are considered for admission with advanced standing to the UMKC School of Medicine.  Students will only be considered for transfer into the fifth year of our six year program, and must complete two years of medical education at the UMKC School of Medicine.  In a given year, a limited number of positions may be available.

For more information about the Transfer Student Admission with Advanced Standing process, please go to http://med.umkc.edu/md/transfer_program/ or contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at medicine@umkc.edu or 816-235-1870.

Graduation Requirements for Advanced Standing Students

    1. 23 months continuous enrollment in the School of Medicine
    2. 22 months earned UMKC medical school credit plus at least 12 months earned medical school credit from another accredited school of medicine
    3. ACLS certification
    4. Satisfactory completion of required UMKC medical school curriculum and satisfactory ratings in same
      • 1 month Clinical Skills
      • 4 months General Internal Medicine
      • 3 months Ambulatory Care Clinic
      • 1 month Family Medicine Preceptorship
      • 1 month Psychiatry
      • 2 months Pediatrics
      • 2 months Surgery
      • 2 months Ob-Gyn
      • 1 month Emergency Medicine
      • 4 months Electives
      • 1 month Medical Humanities
      • 1 month Vacation
      • Self-paced Pharmacology Years 5 and 6
    5. Passage of USMLE Step 2 CK and CS
    6. Certification of competence by docent
    7. Evidence of adherence to the Fee Policies
    8. Evidence of Financial Aid Exit Interview
    9. Year 6 Year-End Docent Interview
 

Mock Curriculum Plan for Transfer Students

 

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Skills

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Clinic

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Alternate Curriculum

The Alternate Curriculum is designed to allow select students more time in the Year 1 and 2 curricula to acquire the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes to successfully complete required courses.

Students may voluntarily enroll in the Alternate Curriculum or be placed in the Alternate Curriculum because of academic probation.

The following requirements apply only to extended students in the Alternate Curriculum in the School of Medicine, not students who are granted a leave of absence or who pursue a course of study without enrollment in the School of Medicine. During enrollment in the Alternate Curriculum, students will:

    1. Meet all requirements of the Council on Evaluation as stated in the Council on Evaluation Policy Manual and Guidelines.
    2. Enroll in a minimum of one science course each semester (Fall and Winter). This will be in addition to or in accordance with the requirements of the Associate Dean for Curriculum and the Assistant Dean for Years 1 & 2.
    3. Extended Year 2’s in the Alternate Curriculum must participate in Ambulatory Care II at the School of Medicine, except those times when the college of Arts & Sciences is on vacation during the Fall and Winter semesters.
    4. Extended Year 2’s in the Alternate Curriculum will take Learning Basic Medical Sciences (LBMS) during the Fall and Winter semesters of the Alternate Curriculum.
    5. The Associate Dean for Curriculum will approve curriculum plans for Extended 1’s and 2’s in the Alternate Curriculum.
    6. Extended students in the Alternate Curriculum will be extended in the program for at least one full year.

 

Year 1 Alternate Curriculum Program Policy

Students will enter this Alternate Program according to Council on Evaluation policy:

    • Do not meet either promotion or dismissal criteria
    • Due to academic difficulties, e.g., received a ‘D +/-‘, ‘F’, ‘WF’, ‘no credit’, or ‘Fail’ in a required course
    • An insufficient GPA (cumulative and/or science) for promotion

Upon entering the Year 1 Alternate Program, students will be asked to sign an agreement in order to continue in the School of Medicine combined degree program. Once placed in the alternate curriculum program, students must declare a major of a BA in biology or chemistry and will be assigned to the designated Alternate Program undergraduate advisor at that time. Students will be placed into a specified curriculum that consists of bachelor’s degree coursework to achieve this baccalaureate degree and to strengthen their knowledge and study habits for the basic sciences. This curriculum will consist of the following:

    • The student begins the alternate curriculum with summer coursework.
    • The Year 1 Alternate curriculum will have two science courses each semester.
    • The alternate year may include a repeat of a failed required course, and the curriculum is mapped in these circumstances.
    • Curriculum plans are designed for degrees, and students may not petition to change the curriculum as planned by the Associate Dean of Curriculum and the Assistant Dean for Years 1 & 2.
    • Courses must be taken at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
    • Students may not add additional coursework to their Alternate curriculum plan.
    • A required one-hour School of Medicine resource experience (for credit) will be part of the curriculum in the Alternate Year 1 Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Students will remain enrolled as full-time Medical School students.

Performance in the curriculum for these alternate students will be monitored each semester starting in the Year 1 Alternate Summer semester. Students maintain eligibility for each semester in accordance with Council on Evaluation policy. A science GPA of >/= 2.80 must be achieved each semester; failure to achieve this GPA meets criteria for separation from the combined BA/MD degree program. Council on Evaluation policies for dismissal remains in effect throughout the Alternate semesters. Students will also be placed on two-year probation at the time they enter the Alternate Program.

If students successfully complete the requirements of the Year 1 Alternate Program they will return to the curriculum in Year 2 in the Fall semester following their alternate year. Students will remain on probation until successful completion of Human Structure Function III. These students will also enroll in the 9210 and 9220 courses and will have a designated docent team within that course.

Students in this program will also take a campus semester during Year 4.

Students in the Year 1 Alternate Program cannot do any research, as part of a formal curriculum or otherwise, until completion of Human Structure Function III.

 

Cumulative Science GPA

(Policy shared with Council on Evaluation)

All students are subject to the required cumulative science grade point average for promotion and retention where applicable. The list of required courses used to calculate the cumulative science GPA appears in the table below. No substitutions to the list may be used in the calculation of cumulative science GPA. Only one grade will be counted for each required course. If a required science course is repeated, only the final grade is used in the science GPA calculation (the initial grade earned in a repeated course will be dropped from the cumulative science calculation only).

Grades earned in the following courses will be calculated in the cumulative science GPA of students in the combined BA/MD program seeking BLA, BA Biology or BA Chemistry degrees:

    • Chem 211 & 211L
    • Chem 212 & 212L
    • LSMCRB 121 & 121L (instead, LSMCRB 313 &313L for BA Biology)
    • LSANAT 119 & 119L (instead, LSANT 118L for BA Biology)
    • Chem 320 & Chem 320L (either Chem 320 & 320L or Chem 321 & 321L for BA Chemistry)
    • LSBIO 202 Cell Bio
    • LSBIO 206 Genetics
    • BMS 9265 Human Biochemistry
    • BMS 9296 Human Structure Function I
    • BMS 9297 Human Structure Function II
    • BMS 9298 Human Structure Function III
    • BMS 9399 Human Structure Function IV
    • BMS 9310 Medical Neurosciences
    • BMS 9311 Medical Microbiology
    • MEDIC 9390 Clinical Correlations
    • MEDIC 9312 General Clinical Pathology I
    • MEDIC 9313 General Clinical Pathology II

Grades earned in the following courses will be calculated in the cumulative science GPA of students in the MD program:

    • MEDIC 9396 Human Structure Function I
    • MEDIC 9397 Human Structure Function II
    • MEDIC 9398 Human Structure Function III
    • MEDIC 9399 Human Structure Function IV
    • BMS 9310 Medical Neurosciences
    • BMS 9311 Medical Microbiology
    • MEDIC 9390 Clinical Correlations
    • MEDIC 9312 General Clinical Pathology I
    • MEDIC 9313 General Clinical Pathology II