UMKC School of Medicine

UMKC School of Medicine travel party to China in 1976

Remember When

This photo from February 1976 is the UMKC School of Medicine travel party that traveled to China pictured on the steps of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.


Join us in celebrating the UMKC School of Medicine’s 50th Anniversary with a Throwback Thursday series! Check out recent throwback memories from fellow alumni on our School of Medicine Facebook and Twitter sites. We can’t wait to hear your stories, see your favorite images of life as a med student at UMKC and maybe laugh a bit at the fashions from years past.


Send your throwback to Kelly Edwards at edwardske@umkc.edu, then take a trip down memory lane by following us on Facebook and Twitter.


Check out our 50th Anniversary website and watch for upcoming information on the School of Medicine's Golden Jubilee.

School of Medicine Dean Mary Anne Jackson

Message from the Dean

These are exciting times at the School of Medicine. We have been focused on initiatives to build diversity, enhance our learning environment and expand student centric curriculum and value-added advanced degree and research opportunities.

The Dean's Message
Alexander Schoofs, ’82, graduate

Specializing in

Sports Medicine

Alexander Schoofs, M.D., ’02, has joined Liberty Hospital as a primary care sports medicine physician. Most recently, Schoofs served as medical director of adult sports medicine for Saint Luke’s Sports Medicine Specialists.

Sports Medicine
Mark Steele, ’80, graduate

Alumni Reflections:
Mark Steele, M.D., ’80

Mark T. Steele, M.D., ’80, is executive chief clinical officer at Kansas City’s University Health (formerly Truman Medical Centers), executive medical director of University Health Physicians, and associate dean for the UMKC School of Medicine’s University Health.

Hospital Executive
School of Medicine students celebrate Match Day 2022

Match Day 2022

From anesthesiology to urology, nearly 100 UMKC students enjoyed Match Day 2022 by matching in 21 different medical specialties. More than a third of the class elected to go into one of the primary care specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, medicine/pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics.

A Day of Thrills and Excitement
Mike Weaver, '77 graduate

Shannon Lectureship
Features 1977 Grad

Discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion are culturally sensitive and complex. They’re also necessary, said Mike Weaver, M.D., ’77, who was the keynote speaker at this year's Dr. Reanor and Mr. Henry Shannon Lectureship in Minority Health.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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