Emergency Medicine

Newsworthy Updates

Dr. Emily Hillman receives inaugural Faculty Clinical Affiliate Teaching Award

Dr. Emily Hillman received the inaugural Faculty Clinical Affiliate Teaching Award for Truman Medical Centers. The award acknowledges and celebrates a faculty member who is recognized for their clinical teaching of UMKC School of Medicine medical students, graduate program students, and/or graduate medical education residents/fellows. The award is given to one faculty annually for each of the schools major affiliates.

Dr. Kevin O’Rourke is New MOCEP Board Member

Our new board member is Kevin O’Rourke, MD, FACEP. Dr. O’Rourke is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Program Director TMC/UMKC Emergency Medicine Residency, and Director of Clinical Operations at Truman Medical Center Emergency Department.  Dr. O’Rourke has been active on several MOCEP committees for many years and we welcome him to the board!


Dr. Melanie Camejo receives MHPE Degree from UMKC School of Medicine

Despite all that came with the pandemic, in December 2020 one of our EM faculty, Melanie Camejo, MD received her Master’s degree in Health Professions Education (MHPE).  Completing the program has assisted with her new role as Assistant Program Director and thanks to Dr. Hillman, Assistant Medical Education Fellowship Director. She will also continue to enhance the EM clerkship curriculum as clerkship director. She is excited to see what the future holds and who she can mentor along the way. Congratulations!