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Physician Assistant students take part in 2017 White Coat Ceremony

Eighteen students from the UMKC School of Medicine’s master’s program for Physician Assistants took the spotlight at the UMKC Student Union on April 15. The class read aloud the Physician Assistant Professional Oath as part of the program’s White Coat Ceremony, marking a milestone in the journey toward completing the Master of Medical Science Physician […]


Anand presents research at national ACP meeting

Fifth-year student medical student Gaurav Anand took part in the student research poster competition at the National American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine Meeting. The three-day conference took place in San Diego at the end of March. In addition to presenting his research poster, Anand attended lectures on topics ranging from radiology to ophthalmology, as […]


APAMSA members participate in health fair for refugee community

On March 11, School of Medicine members of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association took part in a free health fair for foreign refugees. The event was open to the public and was the first health fair conducted by the UMKC students directed toward refugees. More than 40 students assisted the Jewish Vocation Service […]


SOM’s Hickman selected to serve in two national positions

Timothy Hickman, M.D. ’80, M.Ed, M.P.H., F.A.A.P., associate teaching professor of biomedical and health informatics, has been selected to serve in two national positions. He was recently elected as president of Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Board of Directors. He has also been chosen as a representative of the American Academy of Pediatrics […]


News Clips

UMKC School of Medicine faculty, students, alumni and staff recently appeared in the news.

Olathe man’s surgery to fix sunken chest could open new market for pediatric surgeon – (Corey Iqbal, M.D., School of Medicine alumnus) – The Kansas City Star

Renowned KC cardiologist: ‘Our work has never been more important’ – (John Spertus, M.D., professor & Daniel J. Lauer / Missouri Endowed Chair Metabolic & Vascular Disease Research, Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics) – Kansas City Business Journal

Should newborns be screened for Krabbe disease? – (John Lantos, M.D., director of pediatric bioethics) – Georgia Health News

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Radioactive Oatmeal Go Down – (John Lantos, M.D.) –

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