Introducing Kansas City's new Health Sciences District
Introducing Kansas City's new Health Sciences District

Introducing Kansas City's new Health Sciences District

A cooperative partnership formed by 12 neighboring health care institutions on Hospital Hill.

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Exploring Health Care Policy
Exploring Health Care Policy

Exploring Health Care Policy

Second-year physician assistant student Kyle McLafferty participated in a three-day workshop in Washington, D.C., as a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association Student Health Policy Fellowship program. More

Meet Our Students
Meet Our Students

Meet Our Students

Fifth-year medical student Logan Burrow is from a small town, but she came to the UMKC School of Medicine with big dreams. See how she's making her desire to be a doctor become a reality. More

Take the First Step!
Take the First Step!

Take the First Step!

Ready for medical school? Now is the time to take action. Applications are being accepted for the B.A./M.D. Program and are due by November 1. Visit our Admissions page to get started.

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.


UMKC researchers to present late-breaking studies at cardiovascular symposium

Research studies by UMKC School of Medicine faculty researchers at the Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute have been selected for presentation at the world’s largest educational meeting for interventional

Stanford explores physicians’ role in countering intimate partner violence

Domestic violence deeply touched the life of Carol Stanford, M.D. ’79, when one of her colleagues was murdered many years ago. At a Sept. 28 lecture at the UMKC School

UMKC physician assistant student taking part in health policy fellowship

Kyle McLafferty kept one eye on his classwork and another on the legislative process during the latest legislative session in Jefferson City, Missouri. The second-year physician assistant student at the

SOM students place second, third in Missouri ACP research competition

Hunter Faris, MS 5, and Ravali Gummi, MS 6, received two of the top student research awards from the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Physicians. The UMKC students

Alumni join SOM faculty as newest docents

It had been four years since Monica Lau Katamura, M.D., ’13, last stepped inside the UMKC School of Medicine. So when the school’s newest docent returned in August, she wasted

Dr. Gardner appointed Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

School of Medicine Dean Steven Kanter, M.D., announced that Sara Gardner, M.D., associate professor and director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program, has been appointed assistant dean for Graduate Medical

Munger takes reins of national family physicians group

  Mike Munger, M.D. ’83, a family physician in Overland Park, Kansas, this month became president of the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual convention. The academy represents

School of Medicine celebrates faculty achievements, honors

The School of Medicine recognized members of its faculty who have recently received promotions and tenure and presented awards for faculty achievements at its annual reception on Sept. 7. This

SOM professor explores history of locally-owned mummies

Randall Thompson, M.D., professor of medicine and cardiologist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, used a hospital CT scan to look at the history of a pair of locally-owned

Brain tumor research follows unusual path

A promising therapy to combat brain tumors in children has emerged from a confluence of bold research, scientific insight and luck, a Children’s Mercy research director said Aug. 30 in

Biomedical research now a primary discipline of UMKC’s I-Ph.D. program

Four graduate students in UMKC’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (I-Ph.D.) program have begun working toward their doctorate degree with a primary emphasis on bioinformatics through the School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical

UMKC School of Medicine featured in July/August issue of Missouri Medicine

The UMKC School of Medicine and the school’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are prominently featured in the July/August issue of Missouri State Medical Association journal, Missouri Medicine. A report written

In Memoriam: Dr. Eugene Fibuch

Long-time UMKC School of Medicine faculty member and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Eugene Fibuch, M.D., died on Aug. 20 at the Hospice House of Kansas City. Full obituary

Faris receives UMKC Project ADVANCER award

Third-year medical student Hunter Faris has been selected for a student research award from the UMKC strategic funding award initiative, Project ADVANCER (Academic Development Via Applied aNd Cutting-Edge Research). The

Med school experience begins for Class of 2023

Looking out at the faces of the 106 first-year medical students, Joshua Hill remembered being in their shoes. It was just a year ago when he sat where they were

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.

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Kansas City Marathon 2017!
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
IPE Poverty Simulation – Oct. 25th
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pumpkin Carving Contest!
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
William Goodson Jr., M.D. Memorial Lectureship – Pieter Cohen, M.D.
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open House – Radiation Oncology at KU School of Medicine
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
IPE Poverty Simulation – Nov. 11th
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day Holiday – University Holiday – University offices are closed.
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Dr. Christopher Papasian – Retirement Reception
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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