The Department of Pathology thrives on daily patient care, training the pathologists of the future & teaching medical students the basic foundations of pathology.
The constant application of ever-new methods in pathology is a goal, along with providing resources that are both current & proven. Residents & students learn in an up-to-date environment that is also rich in history. Our vision in our complex & multiform setting is to serve all & to imbue that concept into our daily lessons.
(1) Patient care is always our first goal.
(2) The training of our residents & medical students is a priority.
(3) The integration of cutting-edge research in the academic lives of our attendings, residents & medical students is a must.
• Evaluation of Pre-Natal Vitamin D Level Associated with Pregnancy Outcome
• Sickle Cell Research among African Americans in Kansas City
• High Incidents of Breast Cancer among Minority Populations of Kansas City
Brief History of Dept of Pathology
UMKC SOM Pathology Course Evolution: Offered since 1971, initially as Laboratory Medicine/Clinical Pathology 4x per year for MS4 & MS5, then in 1989 Pathology Course was taught 2x per year (50 students each) for MS4. Today, we teach the course during the winter semester annually to MS3 (100 students).
- UMKC SOM Monthly Elective in Pathology: Offered since 1971
- UMKC SOM Pathology Residency Program: Offered since 1988
- UMKC School of Dentistry Pathology Course: 2012-present
- TMC Cytotechnology School: 1983 – 1998
- TMC Histotechnology School: 1991 – 1996
TMC Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) Training Program for KU beginning in 2006, Barton County Community College beginning in 2007 & National American University beginning in fall 2013
Shawnee Mission High School Seniors’ Elective Program: 2000 – present