Getting Involved
Getting Involved

Getting Involved

There’s more to medical school than class lectures and clinical rotations. At the School of Medicine, our students can be part of a vast array of extracurricular activities, interest groups, organizations and community service projects. Check here and find the one that's right for you!

Student Scholarship
Student Scholarship

Student Scholarship

A new scholarship at the UMKC School of Medicine recognizes students who go the extra mile to help others through their volunteer efforts. More >>

Surgical Innovations
Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations

Inside the Surgical Innovations Laboratory at the UMKC School of Medicine, researchers are taking a new approach to making surgeries safer. More >>

The Gold Standard
The Gold Standard

The Gold Standard

At the UMKC School of Medicine, students find crucial support, friendships and lessons — and then pass them on. More >>

A new beginning
A new beginning

A new beginning

The School of Medicine kicked off a new school year by welcoming a class of 109 first-year students at the annual InDOCtrination Ceremony and recognizing the class of third-year students with the annual White Coat Ceremony.

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.


School of Medicine sponsors Aug. 18 career fair

The School of Medicine’s Career Services Office has planned a career fair from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the School of Dentistry cafeteria. The program

Chelladurai presenting AAMC program on professional development for student affairs

More than 20 new medical schools have opened in the United States in the last 10 years, including a dozen in the past five years alone. And more are on

UMKC Health Sciences District names project manager

The UMKC Health Sciences District has announced the appointment of Alison Troutwine as project manager for the District. She will be working out of Truman Medical Centers. In this newly

White Coat Ceremony marks stepped-up clinical education for 110 UMKC School of Medicine students

Third-year medical students at the UMKC School of Medicine entering the more intensive clinical phase of their medical school training marked that passage Aug. 5th with their White Coat Ceremony.

Summer Scholars puts area students on track for careers in health care

Sade-joy Dugbo had an idea that a career in health care might be part of her future. After spending the last week of July in the UMKC School of Medicine’s

Kansas City Marathon offers UMKC School of Medicine discount

The UMKC School of Medicine is serving as a Gold Sponsor of the 2018 Kansas City Marathon, and race organizers are excited to offer a 15 percent discount on race

Children’s Mercy selects new president, CEO

Children’s Mercy Kansas City, a primary teaching hospital of the UMKC School of Medicine, announced Paul Kempinski, MS, FACHE, as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1.

Saint Luke’s Health System CEO chosen as 2020 chair of American Hospital Association

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City Melinda Estes, M.D., president and CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, has been selected chair-elect designate of the American Hospital Association


Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D. – Outstanding Women in Medicine Lectureship 2018
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D. / Outstanding Women in Medicine Lectureship
UMKC School of Medicine, Dean’s Lectureship Series

Topic: Tool Kit for Success

Noon, September 20, 2018
Theater C
– – – Reception to follow – – –


Stefanie Ellison M.D. (moderator)
Rebecca Pauly M.D.
Brenda Rogers M.D.
Jill Moormeier M.D.
Mary Anne Jackson M.D.
Scott Ellison M.D., Shawnee Mission Medical Center/Providence Medical Center

UMKC SOM Annual Faculty Promotion & Awards Reception 2018
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Faculty Promotion and Awards 2018 graphic tile

Order of Events:

  • Faculty Promotions
  • Diversity Awards Presentation
  • Betty M. Drees, M.D., Excellence in Mentoring Awards Presentation
  • Christopher Papasian, Ph.D., Excellence in Teaching Award Presentation
  • Louise E. Arnold, Ph.D., Excellence in Medical Education Research Award Presentation

    All faculty, students and staff are welcome to attend.


UMKC Service Day
Sep 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
UMKC Service Day

Saturday, September 29

9 a.m. – Volunteer Check-In
11:30 a.m. – BBQ Sponsored by Friends of UMKC Medicine

UMKC family assemble! Join faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members for a university-wide day of service.

There’s lots of work to be done. Volunteers are needed to help with landscaping, weeding, planting and general cleaning.

Sign up to volunteer at


Be sure to bring your gloves!Ready to help? Meet at 9 a.m. at the Health Sciences campus: 2411 Holmes Road, in the commons between the Health Sciences Building and School of Medicine.

Parking is free for the day. Tasks will be assigned upon arrival.


IPE Poverty Simulation
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
IPE Poverty Simulation
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Get to know Kansas City’s Women in Medicine
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get to know Kansas City’s Women in Medicine

A Kansas City-wide networking and educational event hosted by the
UMKC School of Medicine, the KU School of Medicine and Children’s Mercy

Thursday, October 11, 4-7 p.m.
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.

Please RSVP by September 28

Educate-Organize-Advocate: Civic and Community Engagement Conference
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Professor Carol Anderson

UMKC’s social justice conference for students, faculty, and staff. This conference provides our community with the tools necessary to engage in meaningful dialogue over challenging topics; to increase advocacy for self and others; to integrate cultural competence, emancipatory pedagogy, and diversity not only into curriculum, but into our everyday lives as civically engaged members of an urban community.

Register now!



IPE Poverty Simulation
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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