Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

Fifty years ago, the University of Missouri-Kansas City launched a bold experiment in educating the medical leaders of the future. Today, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine is a cornerstone of Kansas City’s medical community. Since its founding in 1971, the school has a grown into a recognized national leader and trend-setter in medical education with more than 4,000 graduate physicians and health care professionals across the United States.

The past 50 years have been an exciting adventure. Now, we look forward to the next 50 years as we celebrate the past, present and future of UMKC School of Medicine.

Long known for its innovative research, humanities-focused education and unique medical programs – namely the accelerated BA/MD program where students enter medical school straight from high school and complete their degrees in six years – UMKC continues to graduate future leaders in health care. In short, the UMKC School of Medicine is making a difference in the health and well-being of Kansas City communities and far beyond.

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