Mapping their futures
MARCH 17 WAS a day of great pride and deep emotions. It marked Match Day, when the School of Medicine’s soon-to-be M.D.’s learned where they had been accepted for their residencies. Pins on the U.S. map marked their destinations, which included 23 assignments in Missouri, 13 of them in the Kansas City area. Nine of those will be UMKC residencies, and three will be at Children’s Mercy, one of the school’s partner hospitals. Overall, nearly 40 percent of this year’s class matched to a primary care specialty, helping to address the national shortage of general physicians.