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.