Director’s Welcome

Joseph “Lane” Wilson, MD
Program Director
UMKC Family Medicine Residency


Welcome to UMKC Family Medicine! Whether your career goal is to work in the office, hospital, labor and delivery, match into fellowship, go into academic medicine, enter private practice, or any combination of these, our full-spectrum training program will get you there. For over 40 years now, the program has produced graduates who work in all these settings and practice types in Missouri and beyond.

Throughout residency, residents maintain and grow a diverse continuity panel with a high percentage of pediatric patients. In the hospital, they have the opportunity to work in an unopposed setting on both Family Medicine and Internal Medicine-run inpatient teams and a high-volume Family Medicine obstetric team. Full curriculum details can be explored here.

To meet their educational and professional goals, residents meet regularly with faculty advisors and have multiple avenues for ongoing feedback throughout their three years. This ongoing support also provides an opportunity to enhance wellbeing and personal growth. Our faculty have wide and diverse skill sets but also individual areas of clinical interest that include maternity care, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, behavioral health, integrative medicine, OMT, international medicine, advocacy and national leadership, procedural skills, and more. We have the advantage of working primarily out of a 110-bed community hospital located a short drive away from downtown Kansas City while enjoying the benefits of a larger university-based system.