The School of Medicine has announced the addition of two new faculty members who will serve as course directors for the Fundamentals of Medical Practice course.
Marc Taormina, M.D., is a Kansas City native and board certified gastroenterologist who is a 1977 UMKC School of Medicine alum. After service as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he has been in private practice in gastroenterology and hepatology in Kansas City since 1982.
Christina Crumpecker, M.D., is a board certified family physician in Kansas City, Missouri. She is affiliated with Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, and Center for Behavioral Medicine.
Taormina and Crumpecker will oversee the course for years 1 and 2 students that introduces professional values, attitudes and skills required to practice medicine competently, and develops skills in taking a patient’s basic medical history.