Medicine / Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliates

Training Sites

UMKC’s Med-Peds Residency’s training sites offer unparalleled training. Children’s Mercy is the only free-standing children’s hospital between Denver and St. Louis. This allows unprecedented exposure to pediatric disease. St. Luke’s Hospital and University Health Truman Medical Center combine to provide a balance of adult care that results in a diverse patient population, resident autonomy and a broad exposure to clinical medicine. We invite you to explore our hospital’s web sites – we know you will like what you find!

Quick Overview of Training Sites

Primary IM Site Primary Peds Site Secondary IM Site
University Health Truman Medical Center Children’s Mercy Hospital Saint Luke’s Hopital
Number of beds in hospital 277 317 630
Number of ER visits 62,000 66,347 32,127
Number of months at institution 12 24 12
Location from Primary Site 100 yards 3.5 miles


tmchh08_200wUniversity Health Truman Medical Center (UHTMC) is a county hospital responsible for providing primary care to a significant number of underprivileged Kansas Citians. It has been selected by the University Health System Consortium as one of the five top teaching hospitals in the nation in quality, alongside Mayo Clinic Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Modern Healthcare magazine placed University Health Truman Medical Center’s CEO John Bluford in the top one-third of its “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.” Residents here provide care to patients with multiple, complex medical and social problems. Residents are viewed as the patients’ doctors in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings.



cmh08_200wChildren’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) and Clinics is the Kansas City region’s exclusive pediatric medical center and healthcare network. The hospital is consistently ranked among the top in the nation. CMH provides state of the art care to children in Missouri, Kansas and beyond. It was the first hospital in Missouri or Kansas to receive the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

Saint Luke’s Hospital is a tertiary care center nationally recognized for its work in cardiovascular disease and winner of the prestigious Baldrige Award for Healthcare Quality. Residents will work with some of the best internists and subspecialists in the region, providing care to a group of patients with diverse medical conditions.