Emergency Medicine

Residency: Welcome


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Welcome to the Truman Medical Center (TMC)/University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency where our motto is “Ex traditione, exellentia”, Latin for “from tradition, excellence”. Established in 1973, we are very proud to have one of the oldest EM residency programs in the country. To quote one of our former residents, UMKC has a “balance of distinguished heritage and young, energetic leadership.” We are pleased to have ongoing accreditation for our program with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and have received commendation for substantial compliance.

The mission of our residency program is to cultivate compassionate and competent emergency medicine specialists through a comprehensive training program that focuses on the development of strong clinical skills, teamwork, and life-long learning, with an emphasis on evidence- based medicine. Truman Medical Center, our primary teaching site, is an urban safety-net, Level 1 Trauma center where our residents care for a diverse patient population with all ranges of acuity and pathology. Residents also gain outstanding pediatric experience at nationally renowned Children’s Mercy Hospital. In short, we feel our residents are prepared to work and excel in any setting post-graduation; from high-volume trauma centers to rural sites, from academic to community settings.

One of our programs greatest strengths is its people; both faculty and residents. We attract residents who are bright, energetic, and highly motivated yet also manage to maintain a friendly, laid back “Midwest” vibe. Our residents come from all regions and backgrounds to become a cohesive, tight-knit group who truly enjoy each other’s company, both at work and at play. The same can be said of our faculty, who are known for their dedication, approachability, and enthusiasm for teaching. Many of our faculty hold leadership roles both locally and nationally. We have multiple fellowship-trained faculty members, in the fields of Toxicology, Ultrasound, EMS, and International Medicine. Our department is also fortunate to have a dedicated Pharm D, PhD Research Director, and three Research Coordinators.

Other unique features of our program include multiple opportunities for teaching and an emphasis placed on feedback. Residents have opportunities to teach a variety of learners in multiple settings including clinical, didactic, and simulation/procedural. We feel strongly that a resident can’t improve without knowing what to work on; therefore, we are committed to providing frequent and meaningful feedback. Residents have a strong voice in our department; they sit on multiple committees and we greatly value the feedback they provide regarding their education.  Adaptions to our curriculum and rotations often occur based on their feedback.

I fell in love with the UMKC program when I rotated here as a medical student, was fortunate to train here as a resident, and am now honored to be the residency program director. We have a fantastic leadership team that is highly invested in the program and passionate about teaching and mentoring residents.

Kansas City is also an amazing place to live; many say it is a big city with a small-town feel. I like to think that our residency program is similar; we work at a high-volume urban trauma center, yet we also foster an atmosphere of community and family that the Midwest is known for.

We are very proud of our program and look forward to carrying on our tradition while still striving to innovate and improve. We would love for you to come check it out for yourself!

Kevin O'Rourke, Emily Hillman, Amy Stubbs, Charlie Inboriboon
Amy Stubbs M.D.
Assistant Professor
Program Director

Charlie Inboriboon M.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Program Director

Emily Hillman M.D.
Clerkship Director
Assistant Program Director

Kevin O’Rourke M.D.
Clinical Operations Director
Assistant Program Director