Events Calendar

Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

When: Sunday, April 23, 2023 / 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(click address below for directions)
UMKC Student Union
Multipurpose Room 401
Volker Campus
5100 Cherry St.
Kansas City, Missouri


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:

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 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