Program Affiliates

Kansas City has a rich history of health care resources from the first City Hospital in 1870 to the development of Hospital Hill with the opening of General Hospital in 1908 to the current formulation of the UMKC Health Sciences District.

University Health Lakewood Medical Center

University Health Lakewood Medical Center is the home base for our program. Located in a suburban setting on the eastern edge of Kansas City, we are located adjacent to one of the safest and most desirable places to live in the United States, Lee’s Summit, MO.

The perfect venue for training primary care physicians. Residents and faculty physicians are the primary medical staff of the hospital in an unopposed program. A community hospital and long-term care facility provides a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services. Within the Department of Community & Family Medicine, there are consulting internists, pediatricians, psychologists, and  PharmDs available for consultation.

Our hospital includes an emergency room and inpatient floors. Patients are able to have their own rooms with lots of amenities, and the rounding room we use is state of the art, with equipment to view electronic charts, x-rays, etc.

Our Family Medicine clinic follows the Patient Centered Medical Home model and includes exam rooms and a large common area where all of the residents and faculty can interact during clinic hours.

Additionally, we have a well-stocked medcal library and a clinical medical librarian who assists with finding articles, answering clinical questions, and supporting evidence-based practice and research. We also have a comfortable resident’s lounge with up to date workstations and relaxation opportunities located near the overnight call rooms.

UMKC Health Sciences District


The UMKC Health Sciences District brings together health care partners in the Hospital Hill area. Working as one, they create new potential for collaboration on research, grants, community outreach and shared wellness for employees, faculty, students and surrounding neighborhoods. The UMKC Health Sciences District represents a new chapter in advancing health care, outreach and medical education throughout greater Kansas City.

University Health Truman Medical Center

University Health Truman Medical Center provides residents with ample and diverse educational and research opportunities. Residents are responsible for patient management under the supervision of senior residents, attending physicians, and a full complement of consultant sub-specialists.

University Health Truman Medical Center offers a comprehensive list of services.TrumanHH

  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Inpatient/ICU
  • The Birthplace (22-bed LDRP)
  • Sickle Cell Resource Center
  • HIV/AIDS Services
  • High Risk Obstetrics


Our primary care providers at TMC/University Health Clinics offer healthcare services to people of all ages—from newborns to older adults with the full services of a Patient Centered Medical Home including  managing chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol, and a full offering of supporting specialty clinics.

The University Health Behavioral Health Acute Care provides complete behavioral health services to the community.

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) has been providing exclusive medical service for more than 100 years. CMH today provides the highest level of medical care, technology, services, equipment and facilities all tailored to meet the intricate needs of our pediatric patients. Children’s Mercy Kansas City is once again recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. Family Medicine residents and pediatric residents function as part of the health care team on pediatric emergency and inpatient rotations. Residents receive extensive patient care training in pediatrics, as well as educational opportunities equaled by few facilities in the United States.

UMKC Health Sciences Campus


The University of Missouri – Kansas City is one of 18 universities in the country where Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies, and Pharmacy share a single, walkable campus, fostering exceptional student learning opportunities. Together, our four health sciences schools share the vision and spirit, along with the resources and academic programs, to launch you into the right health professions career.

Our unique structure positions UMKC as a leader in interprofessional education – a cross-discipline approach that prepares students to provide the best patient care in a collaborative team environment.

No matter which discipline you choose, UMKC will provide:

  • Excellent teaching in coursework and through clinical hands-on experiences. UMKC’s health professions are part of the UMKC Health Sciences District, a unique academic health district that partners with several of the best hospitals and health centers in the region to give students early patient interaction, high-quality training and research opportunities.
  • Community involvement in health care. From giving screening exams to flu shots, to helping in outreach clinics and hospitals, UMKC students from the health sciences schools volunteer at health-related events in Kansas City and throughout Missouri.
  • Enriching urban experiences in a vibrant community. As Kansas City’s historic university, UMKC offers students all the benefits of a great city: cultural events, concerts, food, sports teams, shopping, recreation and nightlife. The UMKC Health Sciences Campus is in the heart of downtown and close to many of the area’s top attractions.

Our unique structure positions UMKC as a leader in interprofessional education – a cross-discipline approach that prepares students to provide the best patient care in a collaborative team environment.