Office of Student Affairs

Career Services



Our mission is to provide students with comprehensive career services so they may select an appropriate and fulfilling career in medicine.  We offer a comprehensive program that begins with the mentorship of students when choosing their profession to navigating through the complex residency application process. We welcome medical students of all years to view the resources below and contact us with questions.

Emily Montgomery, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Career Services

Petra Bricker, M.A.
Manager of Career Services
M4-205G, 816-235-1931

Kim Kalaiwaa
Senior Office Support Assistant
M4-205F, 816-235-1900

Student Resources

Career Services Canvas Page

Our office maintains up-to-date resources regarding specialty exploration, specialty selection, electives, timelines, the Match process, CV creation, program director advice, and more. Enrolled UMKC medical students can access these resources on Canvas, UMKC’s learner management system, by enrolling in our organization. Please email us if you encounter difficulties accessing the site. Self-Enroll Here!

AAMC Careers in Medicine

Students in Years 3-6 (MS1-MS4) have free access to this page beginning in the fall semester of their Year 3/MS1 year. AAMC Careers in Medicine is a comprehensive site that offers a four-phase process to aid students in selecting a medical specialty. Log in using your AAMC log in here.

NRMP Intro to the Match

Learn about the Match, the process by which medical students obtain a residency training position. Students will apply for residency during their final year of medical school and are guided in this process by our office.