The UMKC School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Resdiency Program celebrated its 40th anniversary with a weekend of activities that included many of its nearly 350 alumni on May 3-4.
The celebration began with the annual W. Kendall McNabney Lectureship by Peter Rosen, M.D., an internationally-reknowned senior lecturere on medicine at Beth Israel Deaconnes Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, on May 3 at the School of Medicine, followed by a reception at Diastole.
Nearly 100 alumni enjoyed cocktails and dinner at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on May 4, and wrapped up the anniversary celebration with music and a cocktail reception.
The residency program began in 1973 under the direction of W. Kendell McNabney, M.D., former chairman of emergency medicine, and graduated its first three emergency medicine physicians in 1975. Today, the program is one of the oldest emergency medicine residencies in the country. As part of a department that receives nearly 64,000 adult patient visits a year, the residency program cultivates compassionate and competent emergency medicine specialists through a comprehensive training program that emphasizes the development of a superior knowledge base, procedural skills proficiency, and excellent teaching skills.