Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Student Organizations


Medical Humanities Interest Group (MHIG)

The Medical Humanities Interest Group brings a fresh and relaxing atmosphere to the students of The School of Medicine. The group stresses the importance of integrating the arts and the practice of medicine. One activity in which the group partakes in is hosting UMKC School of Medicine’s Diastole Hour, an event where students, faculty and residents can come together and engage in delectable food, invigorating music, and above all else, the “art of medicine.” Other activities include attending poetry meetings, operas, musicals, plays, art shows and concerts. We hope to continue Drs. William and Marjorie Sirridge’s efforts in perpetuating the message of the integration of the healing arts and medicine.

The Osler Society of Greater Kansas City

The Osler Society of Greater Kansas City was founded in 2010. It is a student organization supported by KU Medical Center, UMKC School of Medicine and the John Locke Society of Greater Kansas City. Its purpose is to provide a forum where students and physicians can meet for fellowship, discuss topics of mutual interest, and encourage a mentoring environment between students and physicians. We also strive to honor and advance the ideals exemplified by the life of Sir William Osler.

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The Osler Honor Society

The Osler Honor Society was founded in 2015 as a professional medical organization that honors medical students in recognition of their academic success, contribution to success of their fellow students and commitment to their patients and their communities. The group works to further reinforce the goals and principles Sir William Osler established to enhance the care of the patient. Sir William Osler has been called the father of modern medicine and his teachings and percepts form the basis of the UMKC School of Medicine docent system. Our School’s emphasis on compassionate patient care, academic excellence, and student-based volunteer activities emphasize the qualities of The Osler Honor Society members.

Global Health Interest Group

The School of Medicine’s Global Health Interest Group is a student organization supported by the Global Health Medicine Program. Its purpose is to provide a forum where students with a passion for global health and/or medical missions can meet for fellowship and discuss topics of mutual interest. The Global Health Interest Group also works as International Ambassadors, welcoming our visiting medical students from the Medical University of Graz, Austria, Harbin China Medical University, and Escuela de Medicina in Monterrey, Mexico.