The Sirridge Office 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. A few of the activities include volunteer opportunities, First Fridays, participating in the Healing Arts Contest, musicals, plays, and crafts.. We hope to continue Drs. William and Marjorie Sirridge’s efforts in perpetuating the message of the integration of the healing arts and medicine. Any questions regarding the group can be emailed to Britt Filkins at


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 KUMC, UMKC and the John Locke Society of Greater Kansas City. Its purpose it to provide a forum where students and physicians can meet for fellowship to discuss topics of mutual interest. The Osler Society also encourages a mentoring environment between students and physicians, and honors and advances the ideals exemplified by the life of Sir William Osler. For more information, you can Click here to visit the website or contact the UMKC Representative, Britt Filkins at


The Dream Project

The purpose of this organization is to assist low-income, first-generation and rural high school students in attaining higher education and to raise awareness among university students about the issues of education opportunity and social mobility. The Dream Project is open to all UMKC students, and meets once a month to discuss difference opportunities within the community. For more information, please contact Britt Filkins at