UMKC School of Medicine on the Rise!
UMKC School of Medicine on the Rise!

UMKC School of Medicine on the Rise!

The UMKC School of Medicine climbed several spots and resides among the nation's best medical schools in the latest U.S. News and World Report annual rankings. More >>

SOM Announces New Chair of Pediatrics
SOM Announces New Chair of Pediatrics

SOM Announces New Chair of Pediatrics

Jeanne M. James, M.D., FAAP, MBA, has been named the UMKC School of Medicine's new chair of the Department of Pediatrics. More >>

Match Day 2021
Match Day 2021

Match Day 2021

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of Match Day. More >>

UMKC School of Medicine-St. Joseph Campus
UMKC School of Medicine-St. Joseph Campus

UMKC School of Medicine-St. Joseph Campus

Check out the new UMKC School of Medicine-St. Joseph Campus and see how you can be a part of meeting the health care needs of rural communities throughout Missouri. More >>

Building a Healthy KC East Side
Building a Healthy KC East Side

Building a Healthy KC East Side

UMKC project awarded $5 million in CARES Act funding to fight COVID in Kansas City's east-side neighborhoods. More >>

Pro Re Nata

P.R.N. (“as circumstances require”) highlights current and upcoming events, trends, awards, and news for faculty/staff, students, residents, including various spotlights of departments, people, and other happenings within the School of Medicine.

P.R.N. began its existence as a printed monthly publication. It has since transitioned to an online publication, providing a forum for more up-to-date information you need to be in the know about the School of Medicine.

NEWS

Distinguished SOM professor and alum Michael Weaver, M.D., announces retirement

Michael L. Weaver, M.D., FACEP, CDM, clinical professor in emergency medicine and early graduate of the medical school, has announced his retirement as of July 1. Weaver was the first

UMKC Med School’s New St. Joe Campus Recognized for Vaccine Efforts

It didn’t take long for the inaugural class at the UMKC School of Medicine’s new St. Joseph campus to make an impact on rural medicine. In January, as the COVID

Medicine students make strong showing in annual Health Sciences Student Research Summit

The UMKC School of Medicine made a strong showing with 10 students among the winners in the 10th annual UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit. For the second year in

SOM event puts focus on Quality and Patient Safety

More than 50 students, residents and fellows participated in the 8th annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day with poster and oral presentations on May 21 at the

School of Medicine recognizes graduates, Senior Award winners

Graduates of the School of Medicine participated in a unique, two-day commencement ceremony at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium. A combined ceremony on the afternoon of May 15 brought together graduates

Giving back is part of 2021 Take Wing winner’s blood

Mario Castro, M.D., a specialist in pulmonary care and 1988 graduate of the UMKC School of Medicine, received the school’s prestigious E. Grey Dimond Take Wing Award and delivered the

School of Medicine recognizes first I-Ph.D. graduate

Jeremy Provance was always interested in both health care and computers but wasn’t sure how to fit them together. The UMKC School of Medicine provided his answer. As graduates of

Seven inducted to SOM chapter of AOA honor society

The School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha welcomed seven new members into the medical honor society as the Class of 2021 inductees. This year’s inductees are juniors Kartik