Doctor of Medicine
The School offers two general tracks for medical students: a combined BA/MD and a MD program. The majority of students are enrolled in the combined program. Clinical experience and hands-on learning are integrated throughout all years of the program, teaching students the fundamentals of medicine during the first two years, and increasing patient and physician interaction and student responsibility in a clinical setting during the last four years. MD application deadline August 1.
Master of Science in Anesthesia
Graduates of the MSA program have a 100 percent job placement rate as anesthesiologist assistants. This is one of 10 anesthesiologist assistant programs in the country and only one of the few housed within a medical school. Students complete clinical rotations at hospitals and health care facilities throughout Missouri and the Midwest. Application deadline July 1.
Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant
Students combine classroom and clinical training to prepare physician assistants to work in a variety health care settings. Physician assistants work under the supervision of a physician, diagnosing and treating illnesses, prescribing medication, ordering and interpreting lab tests, performing procedures, providing patient education and counseling, making rounds in health care centers and assisting in surgery. Application deadline August 1.
Health Professions Education
The Master of Health Professions Education and Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education provide a strong foundation in teaching and assessment for educators from across the health professions discipline. All courses emphasize the application of educational theory to real world health instruction. The program is a collaboration between the schools of Education and Medicine. Application deadline August 1.
Biomedical informatics uses biomedical data for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making. The Master of Science in Bioinformatics equips graduates with the skills necessary to leverage informatics in the pursuit of patient-centered, health related research. The degree offers an emphasis in clinical research, computational or genomics study. The program also offers a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research and participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Application deadline August 1.
The mission of the UMKC School of Medicine is to provide and foster excellence, innovation and scholarship in education, research and medical care.
As a student at the UMKC School of Medicine, you will learn in an environment that provides outstanding experiences and a campus culture and environment that promotes student engagement and community participation. The UMKC School of Medicine offers a number of innovative programs within a vibrant health science learning community.
- Additional Graduate Programs
- Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
- Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
- Interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Current Admissions Updates
B.A./M.D. Program, Fall 2023: The application cycle for the BA/MD program is currently closed. Fall 2023 applicants will be notified of interview offers by the end of January and final decisions are sent by April 1, 2023.
B.A./M.D. applicants must complete two separate applications: the UMKC General Application and the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application. The Fall 2024 application cycle will open August 1, 2023. The deadline to submit all application materials is November 1, 2023. Learn about the application process here: APPLY
M.D. Program, Spring 2024: The application for the M.D. program is currently closed. The application will open early May 2023.
M.D. applicants complete both the AMCAS application and the UMKC General Application. The deadline to submit all application materials is August 1, 2023 (School of Medicine must receive AMCAS verification by September 1). Interviews are typically held in October and offers of admission are communicated in late October. Learn more about the application process here: APPLY
Graduate Health Professions
Master of Science in Anesthesia Program, Spring 2024: The MSA program application is currently closed and will open in early March.
MSA applicants submit three separate applications: the UMKC General Application, the CASAA application, and the School of Medicine MSA Student Portal. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2023 (CASAA must also be verified by this deadline). Interviews are typically held in early October and offers of admission are communicated in late October. Learn more about the application process here: APPLY
Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program, Spring 2024: The MMSPA program application cycle is currently closed and will become available mid to late-April.
PA applicants submit three separate applications: the UMKC General Application, the CASPA application, and the School of Medicine PA Student Portal. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2023 (School of Medicine must receive verified CASPA by this deadline). Interviews are typically held in late September and offers of admission are communicated in early October. Learn more about the application process here: APPLY.
Clinical Research and Bioinformatics
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Primary Discipline in Bioinformatics, Fall 2023: The I Ph.D. application cycle is open. Students interested in the I Ph.D. program can APPLY NOW
I Ph.D. applicants must submit all materials by April 1, 2023. Applicants will be notified of their admission decision in early May.
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Co-Discipline in Bioinformatics, Summer and Fall 2023: Students interested in the co-discipline can APPLY NOW.
Health Professions Education
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education, Spring 2023: Students interested in the Master of Health Professions Education can APPLY NOW.
UMKC Health Sciences Campus at Hospital Hill
Surrounded by hospitals and health-related facilities, the UMKC Health Sciences Campus at Hospital Hill is home to the university’s health science schools. In addition to the School of Medicine, the Schools of Nursing and Health Studies, Dentistry, and Pharmacy are also located on this campus. The majority of Year 3 through 6 medical students’ courses and training are offered at this campus. For medical students participating in the rural medicine program, courses and training are offered at the School of Medicine campus located in St. Joseph, Missouri, 50 miles north of Kansas City. The School’s master and certificate programs classes are also held at the School of Medicine on the Health Sciences Campus. The Health Sciences Campus also houses a Health Sciences library, a university bookstore, the Youngblood Skills Lab, and the Hospital Hill Apartments resident hall. Located in the heart of the Kansas City, the Campus is next to Crown Center and minutes from Downtown and the Country Club Plaza.
UMKC Volker Campus
Located four miles south of the Health Sciences Hospital Hill Campus, the Volker Campus offers a collegiate, urban setting in the midst of the city. Students in the B.A./M.D. program spend the majority of the first two years on this campus, while students in graduate and professional program may only visit this campus to access various student services such as the Student Union or the Student Success Center. Volker Campus is a short walk to the Country Club Plaza shopping area, a six-minute drive to historic Westport and 12 minutes from the Crossroads Arts Districts.
Kansas City, Missouri
Second only to Rome, Italy in the number of fountains erected, Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains. With more than 200 fountains, these beautiful pieces contribute to the cultural and arts atmosphere the city provides. Kansas City has also made great contributions to the world of jazz and the fantastic cuisine of barbecue. By joining the UMKC School of Medicine, you will become a member of the greater Kansas City community and enjoy the benefits our community has to offer—great cultural events, concerts, food, sports teams, shopping and nightlife. Whether for a prospective student visit or an interview day, we encourage you to schedule some time to explore the city that may become your home. We look forward to welcoming you to Kansas City.