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World-class researcher, internal medicine resident, presents on HIV prevention efforts

Thomas Odeny, M.P.H., Ph.D., an internal medicine resident at the UMKC School of Medicine, is also an international researcher focused on innovations to support HIV prevention efforts. He was invited to present his work on designing implementation strategies to prevent lapses in retention of HIV care at a national research symposium on Sept. 28 in San Francisco.

He gave an oral presentation on “Design of Implementation Strategies: Promising Strategies in Diverse Contexts.”

The research conference on “Closing the Gap between Rigor and Relevance: Methodological Opportunities for Implementation Science to Address the HIV Epidemic” took place at the University of California-San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Research.

Odeny has been a research scientist and principal investigator at the Kenya Medical Research Institute. He came to the United States and received his Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University of Washington and was an international scholar at school’s International AIDS Research and Training Program prior to beginning his medical residency at UMKC.

 

 

 

 

 

Match Day brings excitement, joy to students at School of Medicine

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The Class of 2016 celebrates Match Day.

Tears were still streaming down Emily McGhee’s face Friday morning long after she had opened her letter from the National Residency Matching Program. This was the day she and her classmates had worked toward and now reality was setting in.

McGhee will be headed to Columbia, Missouri, this summer to begin her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Missouri-Columbia Affiliated Hospitals.

“I got my number one choice,” McGhee said. “These are tears of joy. I was hoping for it, but to finally see it on paper is so exciting.”

Not even the cold weather and threat of rain that forced the day’s festivities inside could dampen the spirit of Match Day at the UMKC School of Medicine. Shouts of joy rang out from each of the school’s three theaters as 91 students began opening their match letters at 11 a.m.

See the full 2016 Match Day results

The National Residency Matching Program reported nearly 35,000 medical students at schools across the country were part of Match Day events synchronized to take place all at the same time.

Nearly a fourth of this year’s School of Medicine class will be staying in the Kansas City metropolitan area to do their residencies, including 13 at UMKC School of Medicine programs and four in the pediatrics program at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Just more than half of the class matched with programs in internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, family medicine or obstetrics/gynecology – specialties that fall into the category of primary care. Internal medicine matches led the list with 22, followed by pediatrics with 17.

This year’s class also learned it will scatter throughout the country to begin residencies at hospitals from New York to Florida to California, and one even in Hawaii.

Parmpreet Kaur is one of those headed to the Big Apple, where she will begin training in child neurology at the Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

“They have an excellent program there and I knew that I really liked that particular specialty,” Kaur said. “It is a very competitive specialty, so I’m just very, very excited that I matched.”

To make the day even more special, Kaur was celebrating with her parents who had driven from their home in Rochester, Minnesota.

“It was amazing to have them here with me,” she said. “This is such a big milestone.”

For Blake Montgomery, if the day seemed like a long time coming, it was for good reason. Montgomery took a full year off between his fourth and fifth years of the medical school program to be part of a research program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

“A lot of my closest friends graduated last year, but I was fortunate to form a lot of friendships with this year’s class,” Montgomery said. “In some ways, it was like I had two match days.”

Last year, Montgomery stood in the School of Medicine courtyard and celebrated as his future wife, Caitlin Montgomery, matched to a pediatrics residency at Children’s Mercy. This time, it was her turn to watch as Montgomery opened his letter telling him that he had matched with the orthopaedic surgery residency program at Stanford University in California.

“This was worth the wait,” Montgomery said. “I learned a lot from my year in Bethesda about research. But this … it was definitely worth the wait.”

Residency Program Directors Forum planned for June 20

Program directors and representatives from 20 different medical specialties will be available to talk to students and discuss careers in their medical fields during the Residency Program Directors Forum from 11:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, in the School of Medicine’s theaters B and C and in rooms M4-CO5 and the Humanities Conference Room.

The program sponsored by the school’s Career Advising Services will provide medical students the opportunity to talk with residency program directors about what they seek in residency applicants from experiences, skills, board scores and grades and personal qualities.

Programs scheduled to be respresented at this year’s forum include:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Child Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Urology

Admission is free and no registration is required. A free lunch will be provided by Planet Sub.

A seperate forum for nuereological surgery is also planned for noon to 1 p.m. on June 17 in the Bamburger Conference Room (M4-CO5). Dr. Jules Nazzaro from the University of Kansas Hospital will be the speaker.  A lunch will also be provided.

 

School of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2015

UMKC medical students received folders with information about where they would train as residents.
UMKC medical students received folders with information about where they would train as residents.

Asha Nookala opened the envelope and read the words she wanted to see.

“I got in Mayo!” the UMKC medical student exclaimed before embracing friends and family members.

The envelope informed Nookala that she will spend four years training to be an anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to being one of the top hospitals in the world, the Mayo Clinic is close to home for Nookala, who is from Minneapolis.

Nookala, her School of Medicine classmates and thousands of medical students across the United States observed a milestone on Friday, March 20. Match Day, as it’s known, marks the culmination of years of hard work and the promise of a new beginning. On the same day, at the same hour, graduating medical students are presented envelopes notifying them where they will train as residents.

Students share the dramatic moment with loved ones. Balloons, flowers and one well-behaved pit bull were spread among the crowd that gathered in the courtyard in front of the School of Medicine.

Technology shortened the distance that stood between some students and their families. Minutes after learning she was accepted into the physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program at East Carolina University, Ajaya Moturu used her phone to have a video chat with her mother, who lives in Maryland, and her sister, who lives in Florida.

Moturu was eager to share the good news. “I grew up on the East Coast, and I wanted to go home,” she said.

A nonprofit organization, the National Resident Matching Program, determines the matches. A mathematical algorithm sorts the preferences the applicants and the residency programs submit after students have completed interviews at locations where they think they would like to train.

Recognizing that students often find a life partner during medical school, the National Resident Matching Program allows couples to pair their preferences.

Family medicine residents
Gretchen Woodfork and Ryan Stokes will train in family medicine at UMKC.

Gretchen Woodfork and Ryan Stokes will train in family medicine at UMKC.

Stokes and Woodfork, who met at UMKC and were married last summer, went through the couples match. They will train at UMKC’s family medicine residency program, which is based at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood.

Stokes said he was impressed by what he heard when he interviewed with the leaders of the family medicine residency program. “Even the weaknesses that they said they had, they were saying how they were actively trying to improve them,” he said.

Some students knew their results before Match Day. Ophthalmology and urology matches are announced in January. Two UMKC students were accepted into ophthalmology residency programs, and one matched in urology.

There is a separate match for prospective military physicians, as well. Four UMKC students learned in December that the Air Force had accepted their applications. Three were matched with programs at military hospitals.

The fourth, Sadie Alongi, will train in orthopaedic surgery at UMKC. Many Air Force physician officers train at civilian academic medical centers. Alongi was offered the opportunity to pursue this route, which required her to apply to programs through the National Resident Matching Program.

Applicants to the main match learn on the Monday before Match Day whether (but not where) they placed. Alongi was thrilled to find out she would be able to pursue her dream of becoming an orthopaedic surgeon.

“I could not be more thankful for this great opportunity ahead of me,” she said.

Alongi is one of 21 UMKC students who matched with a residency program at the UMKC School of Medicine or Children’s Mercy. Half of the students will enter a primary care residency (internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine and medicine/pediatrics).

Bailey Hunkler will train in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

“It seemed like a great working environment, which is what I was looking for,” she said. “In particular, they have a large population of underserved patients with one of the hospitals they work with. That patient population I am passionate about working for.”

After two days of chill and rain, the ceremony took place under sunny skies and on the first day of spring.

“Somehow on Match Day, things clear up,” Felix Okah, M.D., assistant dean for career advising, said from the podium, before the envelopes were distributed.

Okah spoke after Dean Steven L. Kanter, who said the students were headed for success based on the paths taken by previous graduating classes.

“We are very, very proud of you,” the dean said. “Good luck.”

Community and Family Medicine residency ranked among top programs

UMKC-SOM-LogoThe University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine has been named one of the nation’s top residency training programs. Doximity, in collaboration with U.S. News and World Report,  announced the first-ever regional residency program rankings. The UMKC School of Medicine’s Community and Family Medicine residency program  placed No. 7 in the Midwest.

Community and Family Medicine residents train at the Bess Truman Family Medicine Center at  Truman Medical Center-Lakewood, where there are more than 30,000 outpatient visits annually. Hospital rotations are primarily at Truman Medical Centers with inpatient and emergency pediatric rotations at nearby Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

“We are thrilled to see UMKC Family Medicine Residency receive this recognition,” said Steven L. Kanter, dean of the UMKC School of Medicine. “It is gratifying to know that our peers agree that UMKC provides one of the top training grounds for family physicians. I congratulate Dr. Christine Sullivan, assistant dean for graduate medical education, and Dr. Todd Shaffer, director of UMKC Family Medicine Residency, and their teams for this well-deserved honor.”

In September, data on a national evaluation of residency programs was made public for the first time in an effort to provide more transparency into the performance of residency programs and give 4th-year medical students information to choose the right residency program to kickstart their careers. Today, these rankings are being released on a regional level. The survey included more than 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified U.S. physicians, and evaluated 3,691 residency training programs across 20 specialties.

School of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2014

The School of Medicine Class of 2014 celebrates Match Day on March 21.
The School of Medicine Class of 2014 celebrates Match Day on March 21.
Rima Chakraborty, MS 6, (right) celebrates Match Day on March 21 with her husband, Neer Dutta, after she learned she will go to the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minn., for her internal medicine residency.
Rima Chakraborty, MS 6, (right) celebrates Match Day on March 21 with her husband, Neer Dutta, after she learned she will go to the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minn., for her internal medicine residency.

Rima Chakraborty, MS 6, wiped the tears from her eyes late Friday morning, March 21, after reading a letter from the National Resident Matching Program congratulating her on her on a successful match:

“University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minn.
Internal Medicine.”

Chakraborty then turned and embraced her husband, Neer Dutta, a student at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

“We both have family in Minnesota,” Chakraborty said as Dutta stood next to her with a bouquet of flowers.

The two have been married for almost a year. Dutta said he would be working hard to land a residency position near Minneapolis when it’s his turn to go through the match process two years from now.

“I was hoping to go to the University of Minnesota,” Chakraborty said. “I wanted to go some place that I love. I opened the letter and thought, ‘It’s someplace I love.’ I’m very happy right now.”

Throughout the courtyard in front of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, 83 members of the Class of 2014 shared the joys and excitement of Match Day with friends and family.

Just less than one-third of this year’s class will be staying in state for their residency training. Of the 27 students who matched to a residency in Missouri, 16 will be going into UMKC residency programs, including three in the pediatrics residency at Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

Internal medicine programs landed the largest number of UMKC students, with 22 headed to programs across the country — from Florida to Texas to California. Pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics had the next highest number of matches with 11. Overall, 36 students from the UMKC School of Medicine matched in a primary care field.

School of Medicine Dean Betty Drees, M.D., F.A.C.P., congratulated the class on a successful Match Day and shared how alumni continue to tell her how well students from School perform in their residencies.

“Please go forward with great confidence,” Drees said. “You are well prepared for these programs that you have matched to and will all do exceptionally well.”

Vikram Chakravarthy, MS 6, said Match Day is a time that students have long anticipated and called it a culmination of many years of hard work. Chakravarthy and Aakash Shah, MS 6, thanked Felix Oka, M.D., assistant dean for career advising, and Connie Beachler, career counselor, for their support and help throughout the match process on behalf of the class.

“We would not be here today had it not been for these two individuals,” Shah said. “As the Class of 2014, we know that it’s your jobs, that you do year in and year out. But from the bottom of our hearts, this is what makes UMKC family. These are the people that go above and beyond their jobs to help us reach our dreams and aspirations.”

Program Overview

About

The UMKC School of Medicine’s Orthopaedic Surgery program is a five-year orthopaedic residency as required by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), with four residents in each year.

Teaching

The faculty are dedicated to the active education of our residents. We use interactive techniques in conference and rounds which will require all residents in attendance to participate. Residents are expected to develop treament plans for their patients and be able to defend their thought processes in developing the plan. High academic achievement and the ability to utilize a fund of knowledge is stressed.

Educational Benefits

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  • Fully funded, department-sponsored meeting every year
  • Optional industry-sponsored meeting or conference yearly
  • Orthopaedic textbook provided to every resident on a yearly basis
  • PGY-1 residents receive personalized surgical loupes
  • Resident with highest OITE score each year recieves personalized OR lead
  • Stipend for travel to present research at local, regional or national meeting
  • Protected time to work on basic surgical skills
  • Full integration of the ABOS’s 17 basic surgical skills modules
Conferences

The bulk of the formal teaching conferences are held at Truman Medical Center on Wednesday mornings, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The ten-week Anatomy Module comprises the bulk of the Wednesday morning conferences during the first quarter of the academic year. Wednesday morning conferences include orthopaedic faculty presentations, resident presentations, hands-on surgical skills sessions, and other invited speakers. Almost every month (10 times per year), the Wednesday conferences are held at Children’s Mercy Hospital for pediatric orthopaedic surgery grand rounds. At Children’s Mercy, the hospital’s faculty present a review and update of cogent topics covering the gamut of pediatric orthopaedics over a two-year period. PGY-2 through PGY-5 residents are required to present at least one formal grand rounds presentation per year at the Truman Medical Center Grand Rounds, usually sometime after the annual Orthopaedic In-Training Examination in November. PGY-1 residents are able to attend the department’s formal teaching conferences during their internship.

A one-hour conference is held every Thursday morning, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., usually at TMC. Thursday is a late OR start day at Children’s Mercy and Saint Luke’s, allowing residents to be present for first-case starts on those days. Journal Club is held on the first Thursday of each month at TMC. The Saint Luke’s orthopaedic grand rounds is held the second Thursday of each month at Saint Luke’s and is a review and update of a myriad of adult musculoskeletal topics by the hospital’s faculty.

A regular Saturday morning case conference is held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, August through May, at Saint Luke’s, 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. The senior residents and sports medicine fellow present cases for review by the faculty to help become better prepared for their oral board examinations.

Rotations

PGY-1 residents are assigned to a series of rotations which will fulfill the new ABOS requirements. The internship schedule; includes six months of orthopaedic surgery (three months at TMC and six weeks each at Saint Luke’s and Children’s Mercy), one-month rotations in neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and musculskeletal radiology; and three months of  general surgery and critical care.

The PGY-2 residents are assigned three-month rotations at TMC – Hospital Hill, TMC – Lakewood, Children’s Mercy, and Saint Luke’s (Spine Service). The PGY 3 resident will spend three months at TMC and Children’s Mercy. Additonally, there will be three-month rotations on the joint service and three months on the arthroscopy service at Saint Luke’s. As a PGY-4 the rotations will be: two months on a research rotation; one month of musculoskeltal oncology at the University of Kansas, three months of sports medicine at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute; 3 months at TMC – Lakewood; and three months at Saint Luke’s (foot and ankle surgery). As a PGY-5, the resident will be the chief resident for three months at Saint Luke’s and Children’s Mercy, and spend six months at TMC. Our residents graduate with exceptional surgical experience. Most seniors will have more than 2400 major surgical cases by the time they graduate. Our residents become quite talented in the OR, with good technique and surgical judgement.

Resident Research

All residents are expected to complete a research project prior to graduation. In the PGY-2 year, the resident is to present a grand rounds presentation, hopefully on a subject which may lead to a research topic. By the end of the PYG-2 year, a research topic and faculty research collaborator are to be selected. By the end of the PGY-3 year the project is designed, IRB approvals garnered and funding obtained. A dedicated two-month research rotation occurs during the PGY-4 year. During the PGY-5 year, the resident is to present the project at our Department Research Day and submit for other local, regional, and national or international presentations. The research project must be submitted ready for publication and presented at an orthopaedic meeting as a requirement for graduation.

Work Hours/Call

Residents’ duty hours are carefully regulated to ensure compliance with the 80-hour work week requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The rotations use alternate shift schedules and at-home call to achieve this goal. Residents are not on call more often than every third night on average and receive a 24-hour period free of clinical responsibility every seven days. Because of these work-hour requirements, moonlighting is NOT allowed in this program.

Contract

A sample resident contract is available for review at:
http://med.umkc.edu/gme/salary_benefits/UMKC_Resident_Contract.pdf

Salaries

Residents are employees of the University of Missouri. Current salaries are competitive with midwestern programs.

2016-2017 Resident Salaries By PGY
PGY-1 $51,005
PGY-2 $52,867
PGY-3 $54,590
PGY-4 $56,620
PGY-5 $58,385
PGY-6 $60,547
Benefits

More information on benefits is available here.

  • Three weeks paid vacation (21 calendar days, including weekends)
  • Professional liability coverage
  • Sick leave (1 day per month for each month of employment, up to 72 days)
  • Health insurance (2 plans)
  • Dental and vision benefits
  • Long-term disability
  • Tax deferred annuity program controlled by the resident
  • Accidental death and dismemberment Program
  • Life Insurance, 1x annual salary, at no cost – with options to increase at variable costs
  • Flexible benefits program through health care and dependent Ccare spending accounts
  • Pharmacy-residents can utilize the Truman Medical Center pharmacy and receive employee discount savings
Evaluations

Every six months residents are evaluated on their progress toward the understanding of 16 orthopaedic surgery milestones, defined by the ACGME and the ABOS. These milestones are:

1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament 9. Adult Elbow Fracture
2. Ankle Arthritis 10. Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
3. Ankle Fracture 11. Hip Fracture
4. Carpal Tunnel 12. Metastatic Bone Lesion
5. Degenerative Spinal Conditions 13. Meniscal Tear
6. Diabetic Foot 14. Pediatric Septic Hip
7. Diaphyseal Femur and Tibia Fractures 15. Rotator Cuff Injury
8. Distal Radius Fracture 16. Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fracture

Each of these 16 milestones is evaluated for medical knowledge and patient care.

In addition, residents are evaluated four times a year, immediately following each three-month rotation in the following areas, as recommended by the ACGME:

    • Systems-based practice
    • Practice-based learning and improvements
    • Professionalism
    • Interpersonal/communication skills

Additionally, a resident’s demonstration of morals and ethics are to be rated as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

One month prior to the evaluation meeting, the faculty are sent the evaluation form and asked to score the resident on a scale of 1-4 (unsatisfactory-outstanding). Faculty members are also asked to record any comments on the form, specifically necessary for a score of 1 or 2.

The faculty member signs and dates the form and returns it to the program director on or before the day of the evaluation meeting. All faculty members are invited to attend the evaluation meeting.

At the evaluation meeting, each resident’s performance is discussed in detail. Comments are recorded and used in combination with the completed evaluation form by the program director to complete an evaluation of the resident for the rotation.

Each resident meets with the program director to discuss the evaluation. Residents are asked to sign the faculty evaluation and are given a copy of all written evaluations and forms.

For complete details on the evaluation rubric and details of what these terms mean, as well as expanded details of each milestone, please visit the ACGME’s website.

Following the final evaluation of the year, the program director determines if the resident will be promoted and/or graduated. All resident appointments are for 12-month periods. Residents not reappointed as a result of poor performance may utilize the grievance process.

Clinical Competency Committee

The UMKC Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) consists of Program Director Dr. James Bogener, Department Chairman Dr. Mark Bernhardt, Department Vice-Chairman Dr. Akin Cil, Associate Program Director Dr. Tim Badwey, Associate Program Director Dr. Nigel Price, Dr. Charles Rhoades, and Dr. John Anderson.  The CCC meets periodically and determines the residents progress in the 16 orthopaedic surgery milestones.

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Welcome

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery welcomes you. We hope you will find our web site helpful as you search for the best residency program suited to your needs. We take great pride in graduating highly qualified orthopaedic surgeons from our program. Our residents train at three Level I trauma centers in Kansas City and receive a broad education in all areas of orthopaedics, treating patients across a spectrum of all age groups with great cultural diversity.

Our application process is highly competitive and we encourage you to apply if you are committed to acquiring the best in orthopaedic education. As you check out our web site, be sure to click on Residents and meet those who are currently working to maintain our exemplary standards. They come from across the country, and when they leave us, they move on to equally competitive, highly-respected fellowship programs.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Mark Bernhardt, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

James W. Bogener, M.D.
Program Director

 

We have designed this web site to give you access to the information you might want to know about our department. We have tried to provide information about each of our associated hospitals and our staff, as well as information about our residency program and the application process for our residency. If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact Carolyn Holtman.