Events Calendar

10th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day
May 5 all-day

April 11, 2014, marked the inaugural Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day at the School of Medicine, an annual event giving students, residents, fellows and faculty an opportunity to present their research and learn from experts in the field.

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the 10th Annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality & Patient Safety Day event scheduled for:
May 5, 2023

Keynote Speaker / noon-1 p.m.
Sanjay Saint, M.D.
Chief of Medicine, Van Ann Arbor Healthcare System
George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

Abstract Submission Information:

Alpha Omega Alpha Lectureship
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

AOA Lecture Tile


Dr. Catherine Spong, M.D., ’91
Professor &  Paul C. MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

AOA Annual Lectureship
Leveraging the Near to Create the Opportunities
Thursday, May 11, 2023
School of Medicine Theater B


Dr. Spong holds membership with the following organizations:

  • American Gynecologic and Obstetric Society
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Medical Association
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation
  • Perinatal Research Society
  • Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Bellevue Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
  • Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Lecture
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Theater A or Livestream:

The E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Award is the School of Medicine’s annual honor given to a graduate who has demonstrated excellence in his or her chosen field and exceeded the expectations of peers in the practice of medicine, academic medicine or research. Personal achievements and community or public service are also considered for the award, which is presented during graduation week.

The Take Wing winner receives an engraved Take Wing statue and round-trip paid transportation and expenses to Kansas City to accept the award. The winner also presents the E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Lecture and makes a brief speech to that year’s graduating class during commencement ceremonies.

2023 Hooding Ceremony and Commencement
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


May 12, 2023 – UMKC School of Medicine Hooding Ceremony
Time/Location:  – 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Swinney Recreation Center
5030 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64110
(for directions, please Click Here)

May 13, 2023 – UMKC Spring Commencement Ceremony 
Time/Location:  – 5:00PM – 7:00PM
T-Mobile Center
1407 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
(for schedule, registration, and more information, please Click Here)

2023 Alumni Reunion
May 19 – May 20 all-day

Friday, May 19
Individual Class Gatherings
On your own – organized by individual classes

Saturday, May 20
School of Medicine Tour, 2:00 p.m.
Relive fond memories.  Have a look at what we’re doing now.

All Class Dinner & Celebration, 6:00 p.m.
Gather for dinner and celebration at the Crossroads Hotel, 2101 Central Street, KCMO 64108
$100 per person

Register Here!

2023 W. Kendall McNabney Lecture
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2023 W. Kendall McNabney Lecture tile

2023 W. Kendall McNabney Lecture

“The Lens Towards Equity & Inclusion
One Woman’s Story/What’s Yours?”

Sheryl Heron, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Dean and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Emory University School of Medicine

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Theater A – UMKC School of Medicine

Zoom: Meeting ID: 956 1064 1722 or Click here



2023 Mark Dodge, M.D., Lectureship
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2023 Mark Dodge, M.D., Lectureship

“Osteoporosis in Men”
Nelson B. Watts, M.D., FACP, MACE, CCCD
Director of Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services
Mercy Health
Cincinnati, OH

When: Thursday, November 9, 2023 / Noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Theater C – UMKC School of Medicine


Dr. Reaner & Mr. Henry Shannon Endowed Lectureship in Minority Health 2024
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dr. Reaner & Mr. Henry Shannon Lecture 2024 image

Community, Civic Engagement and Courage: Catalyst for Health Equity
Qiana Thomason, President and CEO – Health Forward Foundation

Virtual Access: Register at

Zoom Meeting ID: 930 5941 5088  |  Passcode: 781715

Sirridge Lecture- What We’ve Become: Living and Dying in a Country of Arms
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sirridge Lecture tile

The William and Marjorie Sirridge Annual Lecture

What We’ve Become: Living and Dying in a Country of Arms

Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine
Director, Department of Medicine, Health and Society
Professor of Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee


Women Physicians in Academic Medicine Leadership Symposium
Mar 6 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Women Physicians tile








Women Physicians in Academic Medicine Leadership Symposium
GME offered
Lunch provided

Register Now