Members of the first class of first-year medical students at the UMKC School of Medicine’s new St. Joseph campus are studying hard and preparing to meet patients in April. The campus aims to provide more physicians for underserved rural areas in Missouri.
The students, who all live in St. Joseph, attend classes at the school’s area within the Mosaic Medical Center. Each has a work station at the school, and a video-equipped classroom allows them to see, hear and participate in lecture classes simultaneously with students at the Health Sciences District campus.
Each year, the St. Joseph campus will add another class of 20 students till there’s a full complement for the four-year M.D. only program.
Look for a full report on the new campus in the next issue of UMKC Medicine, coming to you in May.