Interdisciplinary PhD Program

Campus Visit Options

Virtual NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair

The Virtual NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair will provide an opportunity for attendees to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees. Last year, more than 280 programs from across the U.S. (graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs) participated in the Virtual Fair in the hopes of recruiting future students. This year the fair will welcome all interested college students, postbacs, and other young scientists.

The 2021 Virtual NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair will consist of (1) live workshops on getting to graduate and/or professional school (July 19th, 2021)and (2) online exhibitor sessions – the opportunity for you to learn more about the participating institutions and programs (July 20th through 22nd, 2021).

Student registration is now open!

Can’t attend? You can access the recording of our last event online.

Academic Advisor Meetings

The School of Medicine encourages interested applicants to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Academic Advisor Jennifer Tufts to get a better sense of UMKC’s Bioinformatics program. During these meetings, prospective students are able to ask specific questions about the program, learn more about the various degree completion options, and experience the Hospital Hill Campus first hand.

To request a meeting, contact the Office of Admissions, and we would be happy to assist.

For more information on visit options or the programs offered in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, please contact the UMKC School of Medicine Office of Admissions at 816-235-1870 or