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


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)

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

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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

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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