Financial Wellness News 5/16/2022

Financial Transition Tips for Grads!

Congrats Class of 2022!!

The Financial Wellness Department would like to make sure that your financial transition into your career is as smooth as possible. Below, I’ve put together a list of action items to help you prepare financially for post-graduation.  If you have any questions about the items to complete or the resources, please reach out to schedule a 1:1 meeting. I am here to help you embark on this new financial chapter and begin your career!

Establish a Budget  –  If you haven’t utilized a budget or other money-management techniques during school, it’s time to establish one before you start your career. We have a simple 50/30/20 budget template to get you started here.

Organize Student Loans – One of the biggest to-dos is to organize your student loans! This can sometimes feel daunting, but you can be on your way to easy repayment with just a few steps:

  1. Log on first to studentaid.gov and find your loan total and servicer on the right-hand side.
  2. Also on studentaid.gov, complete Federal Exit Counseling and email your confirmation to studentloans@umkc.edu.
  3. Create an account with your loan servicer to start repayment after your grace period.
  4. Decide on a repayment plan that fits your budget. Consider any forgiveness programs (like PSLF) or repayment strategies you want to work towards.
  5. Utilize the AAMC Education Debt Manager for information on EVERYTHING related to student loans.

Anticipate Changes – Are you moving? Need a new car? Need an entire new workwear attire? Consider upcoming changes like these (and more!) that might change your budget. If you are moving, consider test driving your budget by creating a “mock budget” with your new living expenses and income. Use this paycheck calculator to estimate your net income to budget.

Create short-term goals – Finally, consider the above steps and create short-term financial goals to achieve them. Goals can be big, like purchasing a new car, or small like reaching out to your student loan servicer. Create a financial to-do list to help you build the financial future you want!

With a little organization and small action items, you can walk into your first day on the job confident you are able to manage your new income!

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►Got loans?

The MedLoans Organizer and Calculator from the AAMC is a fantastic tool to stay up to date on your student loans. Not only can you organize each loan you can also run repayment scenarios based on your financial situation upon graduation.

If you have questions about transitioning financially from Med School to your career you’re welcome to schedule a meeting with your Financial Wellness Counselor to discuss. Email brennonk@umkc.edu to schedule.

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►Resource Spotlight

AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:

  • Track Financial Health
  • Budget & Track Spending
  • Create Financial to-do’s
  • Create Financial Goals
  • Organize Student Loans
  • Utilize Resources & Calculators

Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.

►This week at AAMC:

Understanding the Consequences of Bad Credit
An in-depth look at how poor credit can make life vastly harder to navigate and how to repair it.

Daily articles include:

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►Upcoming Events:

(RSVP through the Financial Wellness Center on RooGroups)

Happy summer! Check back in later for upcoming Fall 2022 events.

Financial Wellness News 5/2/22

That’s a Wrap!

The Financial Wellness Department had SO much fun celebrating National Financial Capability Month in April. We hosted 3 events, and gave out tons of snacks, resources, and prizes! BIG congrats to Sundas who won our Raffle drawing!

If you missed out on all of the fun, don’t worry! We have one more event on May 6th and then we will be back with tons of activities in the fall.

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►Health Professional Loans Available

UMKC offers alternative loan options for Disadvantaged Students (LDS Program) or for those passionate about Primary Care (PCL Program.)  These loans have a fixed interest rate and do not accrue interest during school. They also have a longer Grace Period upon graduation of 12 months.

For the Primary Care Loan, students MUST go into an approved Primary Care specialty or will face high-interest rate penalties. Please only consider applying if you are passionate about primary care.

  • Approved specialties as defined by HRSA are Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Combined Medicine/Pediatrics, Preventative Medicine, and General Practice. (OB/GYN is NOT approved)

Application Process: Applications open each year on March 1 and are due May 15th. You can apply at the UMKC Financial Aid site here and use the Secure Document Uploader to submit your application. You must include parental information on your FAFSA.

View the 2022 Fact Sheet

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►Summer Aid Update

Usually, Summer Financial Aid Request Forms are available on the UMKC Financial Aid site on March 1 annually. This year, Summer Aid will happen automatically! For the health sciences programs, you will be automatically packaged for Summer financial aid (if eligible) when batch enrollment is complete. If you are enrolled and still do not have your Summer Aid on your account, make sure you’ve:

  1. Completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA
  2. Have no outstanding financial aid task items.

Email Kristian if you’d like to set up a budget meeting before accepting aid at brennonk@umkc.edu.

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►Scholarship Informational Session

The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) is a military-wide initiative to offer full tuition, fees, and expenses paid to medical and PA students. Come learn more about this program with incredible financial perks (including $2400/month stipend!) on May 6th.

Free pizza will be available as students listen to Army and Air Force representatives discussing the ins and outs of the HPSP program. There’s no obligation to sign up for the program, just attend to learn more!

RSVP here.

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►Got loans?

The MedLoans Organizer and Calculator from the AAMC is a fantastic tool to stay up to date on your student loans. Not only can you organize each loan you can also run repayment scenarios based on your financial situation upon graduation.

If you have questions about transitioning financially from Med School to your career you’re welcome to schedule a meeting with your Financial Wellness Counselor to discuss. Email brennonk@umkc.edu to schedule.

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►Resource Spotlight

AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:

  • Track Financial Health
  • Budget & Track Spending
  • Create Financial to-do’s
  • Create Financial Goals
  • Organize Student Loans
  • Utilize Resources & Calculators

Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.

Be sure to check out the MedLoans calculator for easy student loan organization and management.

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►Upcoming Events:

(RSVP through the Financial Wellness Center on RooGroups)

May 6th – HPSP Scholarship Informational Session 

Join us for more information on the HPSP scholarship program. Free pizza will be provided. Location: Theater C (and ZOOM) at 4:15 pm. RVSP here. 

Town Hall Questions 4/18/22

Your questions highlight student needs and allow us the opportunity to assist you, so keep them coming.

Questions (these two are similar): 

Is it possible to get unit printers? The library isn’t able to print necessary documents from powerchart and does not open early enough for certain rotations. We have also been told by nurses we are not allowed to use the computers in the hospitals to print because they are meant for nursing. Thank you! 

Can we have printers in all units for equity?  The library is not open early enough for some rotations (doro, surgery) and personal printers are expensive.  Printing in the hospital is difficult, for example one printer is only printing on prescription paper. 

Answer:

Thank you for sharing these questions!  My apologies that it took two weeks to answer these questions, but they generated a robust discussion about how we best create this service for you all.  Student affairs has contacted the IT department for the school and requested that student printers be placed in accessible areas in the medical school for your use at any time.  The IT department has been very responsive, and is working on obtaining printers for installation as soon as they can get them.

Question:

Can we replace the filter for the water bottle filler on 3rd floor SOM by the MSA room please? It’s been in the “red zone” since January. Thank you!

Answer:

The facilities department wants a replacement filter just like the rest of us!  The filters are on backorder – and have been so since January, when the request for a new one was submitted.   We checked for an update this week and learned that the filters have not yet arrived.  Our need is on the list, so we’ll get one installed as soon as they arrive. 

Announcement:

This is from Dr. Rogers, Dr. Jones, Dr. Walker, and Dean Jackson, who want to remind the Year 6 students that you must finish your educational endeavors in order to graduate.  That seems obvious, but the distraction of preparing for internship, completing licensure paperwork, and planning for July seems to interfere with someone’s educational requirements each year, putting their graduation in jeopardy.  You must complete all degree requirements to graduate.  That means attending ambulatory clinic until May 12, attending your clinical rotation, completing your coursework, etc.  Student affairs and curriculum are here to help you if you have any questions or conflicts.  Let’s finish strong! 

Financial Wellness News 4/4/22

Financial Capability Month!

April 1-30 is recognized as National Financial Capability Month! The SOM Financial Wellness Department is celebrating in a BIG way! Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Stop by the Financial Capability Month table in the lobby starting April 5th. Pick up helpful financial literacy materials and enter the raffle for your chance to win a prize.
  2. Increase your financial capability by attending our events! Join us for Virtual Financial Wellness Bingo, Debt Management Lunch & Learn, and Decorate a Savings Jar!
  3. Challenge yourself to take inventory of your personal finances and create goals aimed at increasing your financial wellness!

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►Health Professional Loans Available

UMKC offers alternative loan options for Disadvantaged Students (LDS Program) or for those passionate about Primary Care (PCL Program.)  These loans have a fixed interest rate and do not accrue interest during school. They also have a longer Grace Period upon graduation of 12 months.

For the Primary Care Loan, students MUST go into an approved Primary Care specialty or will face high-interest rate penalties. Please only consider applying if you are passionate about primary care.

  • Approved specialties as defined by HRSA are Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Combined Medicine/Pediatrics, Preventative Medicine, and General Practice. (OB/GYN is NOT approved)

Application Process: Applications open each year on March 1 and are due May 15th. You can apply at the UMKC Financial Aid site here and use the Secure Document Uploader to submit your application. You must include parental information on your FAFSA.

View the 2022 Fact Sheet

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►Summer Aid Update

Usually, Summer Financial Aid Request Forms are available on the UMKC Financial Aid site on March 1 annually. This year, Summer Aid will happen automatically! For the health sciences programs, you will be automatically packaged for Summer financial aid (if eligible) when batch enrollment is complete. Stay tuned for more updates on this from the Financial Aid and Financial Wellness Offices. In the meantime, make sure you’ve:

  1. Completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA
  2. Have no outstanding financial aid task items.

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►Scholarship Opportunity

BA/MD Students are invited to apply for the Marilyn McGuyre Scholarship at this link. Apply by April 15th to be considered for the $4000 scholarship.

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►Got loans?

The MedLoans Organizer and Calculator from the AAMC is a fantastic tool to stay up to date on your student loans. Not only can you organize each loan you can also run repayment scenarios based on your financial situation upon graduation.

If you have questions about transitioning financially from Med School to your career you’re welcome to schedule a meeting with your Financial Wellness Counselor to discuss. Email brennonk@umkc.edu to schedule.

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►Resource Spotlight

AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:

  • Track Financial Health
  • Budget & Track Spending
  • Create Financial to-do’s
  • Create Financial Goals
  • Organize Student Loans
  • Utilize Resources & Calculators

Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.

Be sure to check out the MedLoans calculator for easy student loan organization and management.

This week at AAMC:

Understanding the Role of a Financial Advisor

The nuts and bolts of working with a Financial Advisor. Does it make sense for you?

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►Upcoming Events:

(RSVP through the Financial Wellness Center on RooGroups)

April 1-30th – National Financial Capability Month

April is National Financial Capability Month! Celebrate all month long with the Financial Wellness Department! We will be hosting various events throughout the month and also swing by our table in the SOM lobby to enter the raffle! RSVP for all financial wellness events on RooGroups.

Financial Wellness News 3/21/22

Save the Date!

April 1-30 is recognized as National Financial Capability Month! The SOM Financial Wellness Department is planning to celebrate in a BIG way! Stay tuned for more information on all of the drawings, fun events, and informational sessions coming in April!

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►Health Professional Loans Available

UMKC offers alternative loan options for Disadvantaged Students (LDS Program) or for those passionate about Primary Care (PCL Program.)  These loans have a fixed interest rate and do not accrue interest during school. They also have a longer Grace Period upon graduation of 12 months.

For the Primary Care Loan, students MUST go into an approved Primary Care specialty or will face high-interest rate penalties. Please only consider applying if you are passionate about primary care.

  • Approved specialties as defined by HRSA are Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Combined Medicine/Pediatrics, Preventative Medicine, and General Practice. (OB/GYN is NOT approved)

Application Process: Applications open each year on March 1 and are due May 15th. You can apply at the UMKC Financial Aid site here and use the Secure Document Uploader to submit your application. You must include parental information on your FAFSA.

View the 2022 Fact Sheet

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►Summer Aid Update

Usually, Summer Financial Aid Request Forms are available on the UMKC Financial Aid site on March 1 annually. This year, Summer Aid will happen automatically! For the health sciences programs, you will be automatically packaged for Summer financial aid (if eligible) when batch enrollment is complete. Stay tuned for more updates on this from the Financial Aid and Financial Wellness Offices. In the meantime, make sure you’ve:

  1. Completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA
  2. Have no outstanding financial aid task items.

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►Scholarship Opportunity

BA/MD Students are invited to apply for the Marilyn McGuyre Scholarship at this link. Apply by April 15th to be considered for the $4000 scholarship.

__________________________________________________________________________

►Got loans?

The MedLoans Organizer and Calculator from the AAMC is a fantastic tool to stay up to date on your student loans. Not only can you organize each loan you can also run repayment scenarios based on your financial situation upon graduation.

If you have questions about transitioning financially from Med School to your career you’re welcome to schedule a meeting with your Financial Wellness Counselor to discuss. Email brennonk@umkc.edu to schedule.

___________________________________________________________________________

►Resource Spotlight

AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:

  • Track Financial Health
  • Budget & Track Spending
  • Create Financial to-do’s
  • Create Financial Goals
  • Organize Student Loans
  • Utilize Resources & Calculators

Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.

Be sure to check out the MedLoans calculator for easy student loan organization and management.

This week at AAMC: Overcoming Financial Procrastination

 

The costs of financial procrastination can be greater than you might expect. This week we’ll explore strategies that can get your financial life moving again.

Daily Articles:

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►Upcoming Events:

(RSVP through the Financial Wellness Center on RooGroups)

March 22nd @ 5:30 pm – Chopped!

Students will have the opportunity to compete in teams to produce the best menus and dishes using low-cost items from the Kangaroo Pantry!. Location: 402 Student Union.

April 1-30th – National Financial Capability Month

April is National Financial Capability Month! Celebrate all month long with the Financial Wellness Department! We will be hosting various events throughout the month and also swing by our table in the SOM lobby to enter in for the raffle! Stay tuned for more details.

April 7th @ 3 pm – Intro to Investing

This event is designed to help you understand what investing is, who can invest, what options are available, and how you can get started investing for your future.  Location: 302 Student Union.

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Name Specialty Program Name and Location
Jessica Anyaso Medicine-Preliminary University of Chicago Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Anesthesiology University of Chicago Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Omar Asefi Anesthesiology University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Warren Balaja Internal Medicine University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Delaney Bates Emergency Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital – New York, NY
Avleen Kaur Bhandal Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University – Detroit, MI
Michael Bock General Surgery Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit, MI
Alaya Bodepudi Medicine-Preliminary Advocate Health Care – Chicago, IL
Anesthesiology Northwestern University – Chicago, IL
Michael R. Brancatoz Emergency Medicine Western Michigan University Stryker School of Medicine – Kalamazoo, MI
Russell Brown General Surgeryz University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Valerie Chuy Obstetrics and Gynecology Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals – Springfield, IL
Emma Connelly Family Medicine University of New Mexico School of Medicines – Albuquerque, NM
Sky Cope Medicine-Preliminary University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Gelilla Daniel General Surgery University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Anna E. Davis Pediatrics University Hospitals – Columbia, MO
Kartik Depala Psychiatry Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – Torrance, CA
Ashley DeSchepper Pediatrics Children’s Mercy Hospital – Kansas City, MO
Rashikha Dhar Psychiatry University of Missouri-Kansas City/Center for Behavioral Medicine – Kansas City, MO
Gerard Priggel Dietrich Urology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, AR
Courtney E. Dorris Anesthesiology University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Blake Dryer Medicine-Preliminary University Hospitals – Columbia, MO
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University Hospitals – Columbia, MO
Christopher Eaton Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Geisinger Health System – Danville, PA
Armand Edalati General Surgery HCA Healthcare East Florida at Westside Regional Medical Center – Plantation, FL
Jason Egberuare Internal Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City — Kansas City, MO
Ann (Kate) Fee Internal Medicine Ohio State University Medical Center – Columbus, OH
Gus Frank Transitional Year Baptist Health – Little Rock, AR
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital – Chicago, IL
Reynaldo Gomez Internal Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, AZ
Lauren Gresham Medicine-Preliminary University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Dermatology University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Bezawit Getahun Family Medicine Kansas City University GME Consortium-Freeman Health System – Joplin, MO
Dakota Guerrero General Surgery University of Missouri-Kansas City — Kansas City, MO
Kaylea May Gunn Anesthesiology Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Nashville, TN
Rishabh Gupta Ophthalmology Rush Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Adam Habib Internal Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, AZ
Taylor Hartman Family Medicine St. Louis University School of Medicine – St. Louis, MO
Joshua Hill Psychiatry Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO
Anna Hwang Obstetrics and Gynecology St. Louis University School of Medicine – St. Louis, MO
Madison Iskierka Psychiatry University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, AZ
Adnan Islam Emergency Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Sadhika Jagannathan Psychiatry West Virginia University School of Medicine – Morgantown, WV
Donya Jahandar General Surgery University of Louisville School of Medicine – Louisville, KY
Priya Jain Internal Medicine St. Louis University School of Medicine – St. Louis, MO
Shubhika Jain Transitional Year Kaweah Delta Health Care District – Visalia, CA
Anesthesiology Stanford Health Care – Stanford, CA
Anya Joyo Internal Medicine University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
Osama Kamal Internal Medicine Creighton University – Omaha, NE
Varsha Kandadi Internal Medicine/Pediatrics University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
Pradeep Kandula Internal Medicine Cleveland Clinic –Cleveland, OH
Debolina Kanjilal Neurology Ohio State University Medical Center – Columbus, OH
Morgan Kensinger Internal Medicine Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO
Christian Kingeter Transitional Year Broadlawns Medical Center – Des Moines, IA
Radiology-Diagnostic University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Valerie Kirtley Pediatrics Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Columbus, OH
Eshwar Kishore Emergency Medicine University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – Dallas, TX
Tara Krishnan Pathology University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals – Seattle, WA
Shruti Kumar Obstetrics and Gynecology Abington Memorial Hospital – Abington, PA
Lakshmi Kunam Pediatrics Children’s Mercy Hospital – Kansas City, MO
Sarah Lam Neurology Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center – Phoenix, AZ
Rachel Lee Family Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City — Kansas City, MO
Vijay Letchuman Neurological Surgery University of California San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
Jordan Longabaugh Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita, KS
Poori Malarvannan Pediatrics St. Louis University School of Medicine – St. Louis, MO
Milan Malhotra Medicine-Preliminary University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Ophthalmology University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Afeerah Malik Neurology University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Sai Mandava Transitional Year HCA Healthcare/University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine – Brandon, FL
Radiology-Diagnostic University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, NE
Laura Mann Pediatrics Prisma Health-University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Columbia, SC
LeiLani Mansy Orthopaedic Surgery University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Erin McGaugh Psychiatry University of Missouri-Kansas City/Center for Behavioral Medicine – Kansas City, MO
Evan McKinnis Psychiatry University of Missouri-Kansas City/Center for Behavioral Medicine – Kansas City, MO
Samuel Monachino Internal Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Abigail Murphy General Surgery Marshall University School of Medicine – Huntington, WV
Angela Nwankwo Transitional Year Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, TX
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX
Chidera Okafor Psychiatry University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Caroline Grace Olson Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education – Jacksonville, FL
Dakota Owens Family Medicine University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Michael Oyekan Anesthesiology University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – Dallas, TX
Ash Patel Anesthesiology Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO
Michael Pennella Internal Medicine Creighton University –Omaha, NE
Andrew Peterson Otolaryngology Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO
Nikhila Pokala Anesthesiology Northwestern University – Chicago, IL
Lakshmi Priya Medicine-Preliminary University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Geethanjali Rajagopal Internal Medicine University of Chicago Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Casey Rose Anesthesiology University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Hayden Rotramel Internal Medicine St. Louis University School of Medicine – St.Louis, MO
Ehsan Sadighara Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Mouhab Samman Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Laraib Sani Internal Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Megan Schoelch Internal Medicine/Pediatrics University of Alabama Medical Center – Birmingham, AL
Nicholas Seidel Emergency Medicine Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St.Louis, MO
Leslie Shang Medicine-Preliminary University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Radiology-Diagnostic University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Mira Sundar Rao Internal Medicine University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, KS
Rachna Talluri Internal Medicine University of Colorado School of Medicine
Elizabeth Hartanti Theng Transitional Year St. Agnes Medical Center – Fresno, CA
Radiology-Diagnostic Stanford Health Care – Stanford, CA
Kabir Torres Surgery-Preliminary University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Thu Tran Internal Medicine Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research – Laredo, TX
Sejla Turnadzic Anesthesiology Stanford Health Care – Stanford, CA
Divya Vundamati Internal Medicine University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics – Madison, WI
Ethan A. Williamson General Surgery University Hospitals – Columbia, MO
Jacob Williamson Orthopaedic Surgery University of Louisville School of Medicine – Louisville, KY
Demi Woods Transitional Year Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals – Milwaukee, WI
Radiology-Diagnostic Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals – Milwaukee, WI
Michele Yang Emergency Medicine Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO
Nicholas Yeisley Family Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
Chase Kumar Young Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Utah Health – Salt Lake City, UT

Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction Class of 2022

The UMKC chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society recently selected the induction class of 2022. All nominees were stellar candidates, and it was truly difficult to select an induction class from such an impressive group of individuals. We congratulate all nominees and a formal celebration and induction ceremony was held on Thursday, February 24th, 2022.

Student Inductees

Anum Ahmed

Mozammil Alam

Anissa Bernardez

Imaima Casubhoy

Ryan Deutsch

Erin Galakatos

Susriya Gangireddy

Jordan Grimmett

Jordan Held

Brandeline Jungels

Sahithi Katragadda

Shreya Majagi

Francesca Moisson

Steven Obiefuna

Siddharth Ramesh

Supriya Reddy

Nina Russell

Shil Shah

Som Singh

Rachel Wright

Carolyn Yoakum

 

Resident Inductees

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed (Internal Medicine, PGY-2)

Dr. Allen Ghareeb (OB-GYN, PGY-3)

Dr. Elizabeth Dempsey (OB-GYN, PGY-4)

Dr. Rachel Oldfather (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY-1)

Dr. Sara Anderson (Psychiatry, PGY-3)

Dr. Ronald Palmen (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, PGY-2)

 

Faculty Inductees

Dr. Angela Barnett (Community and Family Medicine)

Dr. Stephanie Ellison (Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Sara Gardner (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics)

Dr. Srikala Subramanian (Emergency Medicine)

Financial Wellness News 3/7/22

►Health Professional Loans Available

UMKC offers alternative loan options for Disadvantaged Students (LDS Program) or for those passionate about Primary Care (PCL Program.)  These loans have a fixed interest rate and do not accrue interest during school. They also have a longer Grace Period upon graduation of 12 months.

For the Primary Care Loan, students MUST go into an approved Primary Care specialty or will face high-interest rate penalties. Please only consider applying if you are passionate about primary care.

  • Approved specialties as defined by HRSA are Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Combined Medicine/Pediatrics, Preventative Medicine, and General Practice. (OB/GYN is NOT approved)

Application Process: Applications open each year on March 1 and are due May 15th. You can apply at the UMKC Financial Aid site here and use the Secure Document Uploader to submit your application. You must include parental information on your FAFSA.

View the 2022 Fact Sheet

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►Summer Aid Update

Usually, Summer Financial Aid Request Forms are available on the UMKC Financial Aid site on March 1 annually. This year, Summer Aid will happen automatically! For the health sciences programs, you will be automatically packaged for Summer financial aid (if eligible) when batch enrollment is complete. Stay tuned for more updates on this from the Financial Aid and Financial Wellness Offices. In the meantime, make sure you’ve:

  1. Completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA
  2. Have no outstanding financial aid task items.

__________________________________________________________________________

►Save the Date

April 1-30 is recognized as National Financial Capability Month! The SOM Financial Wellness Department is planning to celebrate in a BIG way! Stay tuned for more information on all of the drawings, fun events, and informational sessions coming in April!

__________________________________________________________________________

►Got loans?

The MedLoans Organizer and Calculator from the AAMC is a fantastic tool to stay up to date on your student loans. Not only can you organize each loan you can also run repayment scenarios based on your financial situation upon graduation.

If you have questions about transitioning financially from Med School to your career you’re welcome to schedule a meeting with your Financial Wellness Counselor to discuss. Email brennonk@umkc.edu to schedule.

___________________________________________________________________________

►Resource Spotlight

AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:

  • Track Financial Health
  • Budget & Track Spending
  • Create Financial to-do’s
  • Create Financial Goals
  • Organize Student Loans
  • Utilize Resources & Calculators

Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.

Be sure to check out the MedLoans calculator for easy student loan organization and management.

This week at AAMC: Buying a Vehicle

A vehicle purchase is a high-stakes deal for just about anyone. This week, AAMC  covers strategies for finding the best vehicle and successfully negotiating the best overall price.

Daily Articles:

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►Upcoming Events:

(RSVP through the Financial Wellness Center on RooGroups)

March 10th @ 6 pm – Apartment Hunting

In this session, we’ll share resources, tricks, and tips for managing your housing search. We will discuss how to prepare a housing budget, where to look, and how to save. Location: ZOOM.

March 15th @ 6 pm – Taking on Taxes

Join this session to learn the ins and outs of taxes. We’ll explain why taxes exist and how they work, what forms to look out for, and important dates to remember.  Location: ZOOM.

Financial Wellness News 2/28/22

►Last Chance for UMKC Scholarships!

The 2022-2023 UMKC Scholarship application deadline is THIS WEEK! Apply by March 1  by midnight to be considered for UMKC competitive scholarships and a number of SOM scholarships for Medical, AA, and PA students.

Note: References are not required for the SOM scholarships. However, it is best practice to list references if you can as some of the UMKC Competitive scholarships may require them.

Did you know we have a large resource page on our website that showcases external scholarships you can apply for? We’ve linked scholarships for all programs within the SOM, so be sure to check it out here.

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►Last call for Nominations!

Calling all Medince Seniors! You received an email to nominate yourself or a fellow classmate for our annual Senior Awards. This nomination is due by March 1 at midnight. Email your Financial Wellness Counselor to get the nomination link if needed. Read more about Senior Awards here.

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►Summer Aid Update

Usually, Summer Financial Aid Request Forms are available on the UMKC Financial Aid site on March 1 annually. This year, Summer Aid will happen automatically! For the health sciences programs, you will be automatically packaged for Summer financial aid (if eligible) when batch enrollment is complete. Stay tuned for more updates on this from the Financial Aid and Financial Wellness Offices. In the meantime, make sure you’ve:

  1. Completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA
  2. Have no outstanding financial aid task items.

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►Got loans?

The MedLoans Organizer and Calculator from the AAMC is a fantastic tool to stay up to date on your student loans. Not only can you organize each loan you can also run repayment scenarios based on your financial situation upon graduation.

If you have questions about transitioning financially from Med School to your career you’re welcome to schedule a meeting with your Financial Wellness Counselor to discuss. Email brennonk@umkc.edu to schedule.

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►Resource Spotlight

AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:

  • Track Financial Health
  • Budget & Track Spending
  • Create Financial to-do’s
  • Create Financial Goals
  • Organize Student Loans
  • Utilize Resources & Calculators

Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.

Be sure to check out the MedLoans calculator for easy student loan organization and management.

This week at AAMC: Buying a Vehicle

A vehicle purchase is a high-stakes deal for just about anyone. This week, AAMC  covers strategies for finding the best vehicle and successfully negotiating the best overall price.

Daily Articles:

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►Upcoming Events:

(RSVP through the Financial Wellness Center on RooGroups)

March 2nd @ 1 pm – Travel Hacks: Spring Break Edition

Learn tips and tricks related to traveling. These tips will range from maximizing your travel space to finding places that offer student discounts. Location: 402 Student Union

March 10th @ 6 pm – Apartment Hunting

In this session, we’ll share resources, tricks, and tips for managing your housing search. We will discuss how to prepare a housing budget, where to look, and how to save. Location: ZOOM.

March 15th @ 6 pm – Taking on Taxes

Join this session to learn the ins and outs of taxes. We’ll explain why taxes exist and how they work, what forms to look out for, and important dates to remember.  Location: ZOOM.

Financial Wellness 2/21/22

►New Financial Wellness Club

There’s a new club launching this month at the School of Medicine! Financially Healthy Physicians aims at addressing personal finance topics relevant to physicians. The club exists to help educate students on the financial aspects of medicine and how to navigate through various financial topics. Expect a variety of personal finance topics relevant to you while you’re still in school but also several post-graduation topics to help you plan for the future.

Their first meeting is Tuesday, February 22nd at 6 pm in Theater B. Please visit their page on RooGroups to join their club and ask any questions.

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►Scholarship Applications

The 2022-2023 UMKC Scholarship application deadline is fast approaching. Apply by March 1 to be considered for UMKC competitive scholarships and a number of SOM scholarships for Medical, AA, and PA students.

Did you know we have a large resource page on our website that showcases external scholarships you can apply for? We’ve linked scholarships for all programs within the SOM, so be sure to check it out here.

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►Head’s Up, Seniors!

You’ve all received an email from the Financial Wellness Department that includes important financial to-dos and resources before you graduate. Plus, nominate yourself or a fellow graduating senior for a Senior Award. If you have questions about transitioning financially from Med School to your career you’re welcome to schedule a meeting with your Financial Wellness Counselor to discuss. Email brennonk@umkc.edu to schedule.

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►Resource Spotlight

AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:

  • Track Financial Health
  • Budget & Track Spending
  • Create Financial to-do’s
  • Create Financial Goals
  • Organize Student Loans
  • Utilize Resources & Calculators

Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.

Be sure to check out the MedLoans calculator for easy student loan organization and management.

This week at AAMC: Tax Facts

Learn some of the basic skills you need to make tax season as pleasurable – and profitable – as possible.

Daily Articles:

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►Upcoming Events:

(RSVP through the Financial Wellness Center on RooGroups)

February 23rd  @ 5:30 pm – Black Entrepreneur Panel

Join us and learn about local Black entrepreneurs’ experiences in KC. Students will have a chance to learn from and discuss experiences with community panelists. Location: 401AD StudentUnion

March 2nd @ 1 pm – Travel Hacks: Spring Break Edition

Learn tips and tricks related to traveling. These tips will range from maximizing your travel space to finding places that offer student discounts. Location: 402 Student Union