Emailed July 25, 2016

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Alumni Association

Dean's Message

Sharing our Docent System of learning

The Docent System is an essential part of the foundation of our School of Medicine. And, as you know, it makes our School such a special place to work and learn. 

For 45 years, since the day the School was founded, the Docent System has been combining the best of apprenticeship education with small-group learning, mentoring and peer teaching. Today, our Docent System not only continues to thrive, but soon, will receive international attention.

Later this year, a team from the School of Medicine will present the structure and function of our Docent System at the annual meeting of the Association of Medical Education in Europe. This conference attracts more than 3,000 medical educators from over 100 countries and provides a wonderful opportunity to convey our highly successful approach to educating future generations of physicians.

Many of you have shared with me special moments of working with your docent and docent team during your time at the School of Medicine. It is clear that the Docent System is an excellent way to teach and learn medicine and yields lasting memories and life-long friendships. I look forward to learning more about your experiences.

Best wishes,

Steven L. Kanter, M.D. 
Dean, UMKC School of Medicine

Alumni Award winner stresses immunization

Karen Remley, M.D. '80, MBA, M.P.H., received the School of Medicine's Alumni Achievement Award at a luncheon on April 21. She participated in a panel discussion on global health moderated by Raymond Cattaneo, M.D. '03, M.P.H., president of the UMKC Alumni Association. Read more >>

Physician Leadership Program: Providing business acumen to grow health care leaders into effective change makers

Applications are being accepted for the UMKC Physician Leadership Program, which begins in January 2017. It is a partnership between the UMKC School of Medicine and the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. It is designed to provide comprehensive management skills that will prepare physicians for 21st century health-care delivery. The application deadline is Nov. 18. Read more >>

Graduate endows new lecture series

A new lectureship was endowed by James Riscoe, M.D. '75, (pictured third from left), a member of the school's third graduating class. Riscoe said he started the event to honor Richardson K. Noback, M.D., the first dean of the School of Medicine, and Jerry Burton, M.D. '73, a classmate.  Read more >>

Alumni + Student = A Winning Combination!

Wanting to share valuable knowledge with a student? Sign up for UMKC School of Medicine's Alumni Advisor Program and reap the rewards of a meeting of the minds!  Alumni can register on the SOM website at School of Medicine Alumni Advisor Program. Read more >>

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