Student Leadership
Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Students at the UMKC School of Medicine are active leaders on national, state and local levels. Usman Hasnie was recently appointed to the American Medical Association's Medical Student Section Committee on Global and Public Health. More

Rite of Passage
Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage

The White Coat Ceremony at the UMKC School of Medicine is a rite of passage that marks a transition to intensive clinical training. With that comes the responsibilities of humanism and professionalism. More

Physician Assistants in Demand
Physician Assistants in Demand

Physician Assistants in Demand

Graduates of the UMKC School of Medicine's Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant program such as Megan Hottel are filling a vital role as healthcare providers. More

House Calls
House Calls

House Calls

Doctors do still make house calls and the School of Medicine offers students and residents a chance to practice the art. More

Pro Re Nata

P.R.N. (“as circumstances require”) highlights current and upcoming events, trends, awards, and news for faculty/staff, students, residents, including various spotlights of departments, people, and other happenings within the School of Medicine.

P.R.N. began its existence as a printed monthly publication. It has since transitioned to an online publication, providing a forum for more up-to-date information you need to be in the know about the School of Medicine.


Neurology residency, endocrinology fellowship add to school’s offerings

The School of Medicine’s graduate programs have expanded with a residency in neurology and a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. The neurology residency started July 1 with two residents,

School of Medicine to sponsor Aug. 19 career fair

The School of Medicine’s Career Services Office has planned the next career fair for all students from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Aug. 19 at the School of Dentistry

UMKC School of Medicine announces new chair, vice chair of Biomedical Sciences

UMKC School of Medicine Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., is pleased to announce two key appointments as the school continues to align itself for the future. Paula Monaghan-Nichols, Ph.D., has been

White Coat Ceremony marks a rite of passage

For third-year medical students at the UMKC School of Medicine, the White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that marks a transition to the more intensive clinical phase of

Dr. Masoud chosen as Outstanding Year 1 and 2 Docent

Amgad Masoud, M.D., was honored as recipient of the Outstanding Year 1 and 2 Docent Teaching Award at the annual White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 6 at White Recital Hall.

Hasnie focusing attention on global, public health

Usman Hasnie knows well the importance of clean and adequate water supplies. As a high school student, he saw it first-hand while serving in Pakistan as a volunteer with SOS

Med School scientist receives American Heart Association grant for research study

The American Heart Association has awarded a $154,000 grant to UMKC School of Medicine scientist Mingui Fu, Ph.D., to conduct a two-pronged study that could lead to the development of

Donors set sights on work at Vision Research Center

Situated prominently on the corner of 21st and Charlotte is UMKC School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Research Center, a bustling center of excellence within the new UMKC

Lead remains a hazard for children, alumnus writes in Pediatrics

Public health systems still are failing to prevent lead poisoning in children, Bruce Lanphear, M.D. ’86, writes in an editorial in the journal Pediatrics. Lanphear, whose research on lead poisoning

School of Medicine welcomes largest class of Summer Scholars

July at the UMKC School of Medicine is a time for high school students to immerse themselves in the school’s annual Summer Scholars Program. The activity has been providing opportunities

School of Medicine seeks nominations for annual awards

The School of Medicine is accepting nominations for three upcoming faculty, staff and student awards in the areas of diversity and health equity, mentoring and medical education research. The Excellence

UMKC alumnus, TMC involved in latest antibiotic research

The addition of a second antibiotic to treat cellulitis skin infections did not result in significantly better cure rates in research recently published in JAMA, the Journal of the American

Sarah Morrison research award winners announced

Five School of Medicine’s students have been selected by the Student Research Program to receive Sarah Morrison Student Research Awards. The awards  support support research efforts and help students fund

Running’s a nice break from School of Medicine studies for 5K winner

When fourth-year student Jordann Dhuse crossed the finish line at the 2017 UMKC School of Medicine 5K, she wondered what all the fuss was about. “I was shocked when I

Eight SOM students receive MSMA scholarships

Eight students from the UMKC School of Medicine were recently awarded scholarships for the 2017-18 school year from the Missouri State Medical Association. This year’s recipients are Julia Clem, Luke

Prominent School of Medicine figures inducted to new Hospital Hill Run Hall of Fame

Two prominent figures from the UMKC School of Medicine were introduced into the new Hospital Hill Run Hall of Fame on June 1 during a VIP reception just prior to

School of Medicine presents senior, graduate awards

The School of Medicine presented senior and graduate awards to 22 graduating members of the M.D., Master of Science in Anesthesia and Master of Science Bioinformatics programs. This year’s awards

SOM grads are ready to take on the world

More than 140 students celebrated their degrees and graduate certificates at the School of Medicine’s 2017 commencement ceremony on May 22 at the Kansas City Music Hall – a far

Hospital CMO Divya Shroff honored with 2017 Take Wing Award

When word reached Divya Shroff, M.D., ’00, F.H.M., that she had been selected as winner of the 2017 UMKC School of Medicine E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Award, tears

Kansas City’s leading health-care institutions team up to create UMKC Health Sciences District

With a collaboration unlike any other in the nation, many of Kansas City’s leading health-care institutions announced today that they have agreed to align more closely to form the UMKC

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New Parent Orientation 2017
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
InDOCtrination Ceremony 2017
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
UMKC SOM Career Fair 2017
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hospital Hill Diversity Council Reception
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series – Tom Curran, Ph.D., FRS
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Labor Day Holiday – University Holiday – University offices are closed.
Sep 4 all-day
Faculty Promotion & Awards Reception 2017
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FAC Meeting
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Coffee Talks – St. Louis
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For students who may not be able to schedule a visit to the School of Medicine, or for those who would like additional information, we offer the opportunity to learn more about the School of Medicine through meeting one-on-one with an admissions representative. Each Coffee Talk session runs for approximately 25 minutes, and you are able to indicate your availability via this registration link. An admissions representative will then contact you to confirm your on-site meeting time.

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