Welcome to Graduate Medical Education (GME) at UMKC! Located in the heart of our city, the UMKC SOM, its clinical affiliates and training programs provide a rich blend of diverse clinical, academic and professional experiences that develop outstanding physicians in their chosen specialty. Our commitment is to train residents and fellows in compliance with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) standards to: provide excellent patient care, obtain superior medical knowledge, understand and utilize practice based-learning and improvement, demonstrate outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, exhibit professionalism at all times, understand and utilize system-based practice and foster the well-being of themselves and their colleagues.
The UMKC School of Medicine is nationally recognized for its innovative approach to medical education, which allows residents and fellows to refine their skills in team-based patient care and provides unique clinical teaching experiences. Learners, including our residents and fellows, are the focus of the School of Medicine. The faculty are engaged and enthusiastic teachers, clinicians and scientists. Our affiliate clinical institutions are regionally and nationally recognized leaders in clinical care, health care technology and advocacy for health care disparities.
Our residents and fellows come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. They are bright, hard-working and passionate physicians that work together, across disciplines, to cultivate an inspiring community of professionals.
The GME office considers it an honor to support our residents and fellows, training programs and the learning environment. Please take the opportunity to review our graduate training programs. I’m confident you will find the clinical experiences and educational curriculum to be exceptional. It’s a great time to be a resident or fellow at UMKC!
Sara E. Gardner, M.D., FAAP, FACP
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
GME Mission Statement
To use our knowledge, skills and customer service to consistently serve our GME constituents with expertise, professionalism and courtesy.