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March 2018

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President's message 

The School of Medicine has just marked another milestone, Match Day 2018. Congratulations to all who are heading toward the next chapters in their medical careers, and who soon will join us as alumni. I certainly remember my Match Day!  I was anxious and excited, but also filled with a calmness of gratitude for making it to that special day. I was grateful for my many mentors at the UMKC School of Medicine, especially my docent, Dr. James Stanford. What a team effort over many years to make that envelope in our hands on Match Day possible!

That day was just the start of another wonderful experience, three years in residency between Truman Medical Center and Saint Luke’s, which prepared me to fulfill my dream the following four years at Mayo Clinic. I credit my years at UMKC as “home base” and will forever be grateful to that forming experience. I am proud to be among all of you supportive alumni and treasure the opportunities to support the current students, residents and fellows at UMKC!

Tracy L. Stevens, M.D. ’90
President, National Board of Alumni and Partners

Celebrating Match Day 2018

More than 110 graduates-to-be learned their destinations for the next few years on Match Day 2018. Thirty-three residencies in the Kansas City area were filled, mostly through UMKC and its affiliate hospitals. In addition to Missouri and Kansas, students matched in 29 states and the District of Columbia. This year’s residencies included postings at the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Emory, Duke, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and the University of Chicago. Read more >>>

Hinni takes wing

Michael Hinni, M.D., ’88, a pioneer in head and neck surgery, is the 2018 winner of the E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Award. Hinni is a professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and head of the Mayo Clinic’s Department of Otolaryngology at Mayo Scottsdale. On May 21, he will speak at the noon Take Wing Award presentation and address the Class of 2018 at commencement that afternoon. Read more >>


Sweet swings for Sojourner

More than 100 people showed up on a warm February afternoon at Topgolf, a high-tech driving range, for an event that raised more than $9,000 to support the UMKC School of Medicine’s Sojourner Health Clinic. The clinic provides free health care for the homeless in downtown Kansas City. The annual fundraiser, sponsored by the school’s National Board of Alumni and Partners, drew a broad group of supporters and golf enthusiasts. Read more >>

Meet us in St. Louie

If you will be in St. Louis during the Missouri State Medical Association’s 160th Annual Convention, join us for a free alumni reception at 5:30 p.m., March 23. Convention events are at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. The reception is free, but please RSVP to Ruth Grimsley. See you there!

Alumni Reunion - register now!

Make your plans to attend this year’s Alumni Reunion, April 20-21. Last year’s event had some of the best turnout ever, so don’t miss this year’s activities. A Friday evening reception and Saturday school tour and dinner are planned. See more details and make your reservation here.

Hospital Hill Run sponsorship expands

The UMKC Health Sciences District has agreed to serve as presenting sponsor for the 2018 Hospital Hill Run, June 1-2 in downtown Kansas City. The Hospital Hill Run has a long history with many of the health care providers and facilities that make up the UMKC Health Sciences District. One example: The School of Medicine in recent years has sponsored the 5K run that kicks off the racing weekend. Register for the 5K, 7.7-mile run or half marathon here, and use discount code SOM2018DISC for 20 percent off all events. Read more >>>

New chancellor calls for the 'spectacular'

C. Mauli Agrawal, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has been appointed chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, effective June 20. On a visit to campus Feb. 9, he challenged students, faculty and staff to help him lift UMKC to even greater heights. Read more >>>

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