JUST LIKE MEDICINE, teaching is both an art and a science. At UMKC School of Medicine, we are most fortunate to have outstanding teachers who blend the art and science of teaching in a way that makes content come alive, helps students construct meaning around that content, and inspires students to want to learn even more.
Our medical school faculty members are dedicated to the growth and development of our students. And this is vital to our success.
This edition of UMKC Medicine celebrates some of the finest teachers at our school. One common trait among them? Adaptability. These teachers continue to refine and update their approaches to teaching, incorporate new ideas, and use new technology. And while they do this, they remain steadfast in their dedication to student success. Their stories are testimony to teaching excellence.
We also feature alumni who adapted their knowledge of patient care in clinical settings to hospital leadership in Kansas City’s leading health care institutions. Through their skills and administrative abilities, they make a real difference right here in the community in which they learned how to be a physician. And, of course, they credit the exceptional teachers who supported them along the way.
In addition, this issue includes news and events from around the school, and our annual report highlighting donors and their generous support.
As you read this issue and begin to think about School of Medicine teachers who influenced you, please share your recollections with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Steven L. Kanter, M.D.
Dean, UMKC School of Medicine