Beth Rosemergey, D.O., has been appointed director of the UMKC Community and Family Medicine Residency program. Her appointment will take effect March 20.
The program, based at Truman Medical Center Lakewood, has trained family medicine residents for 35 years, the past 15 years under the direction of Todd Shaffer, M.D.
Rosemergey, a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, completed her family medicine residency at UMKC. She served as the program’s chief resident before joining the faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in 1992.
Since 2014, Rosemergey has served as vice president of outpatient care, medical director of the Bess Truman Family Medical Center, and medical director of the Lakewood Pavilion. She has also served on the UMKC Honor Council and as the UMKC Faculty Council representative for TMC Lakewood.
“I am honored to be the program director for this outstanding family medicine residency,” Rosemergey said. “I am standing on the shoulders of many wise and committed faculty in a program steeped in tradition, while charting a course for the future of family medicine.”
Shaffer, also a graduate of the UMKC family medicine program, will continue to teach residents at TMC Lakewood. He is heavily involved with several national efforts of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
The Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) appointed Todd Shaffer, M.D., MBA, F.A.A.F.P., professor and director of the School of Medicine’s Community and Family Medicine Residency Program, as president on March 30 during its annual business session at the National Program Directors Workshop at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. AFMRD is the national membership organization of family medicine residency program directors. It was founded in 1990 to address the unique needs of family medicine residency directors and the public. It now boasts more than 600 directors and associate director members that lead the 474 ACGME-accredited family medicine training programs in the United States.
Shaffer has been a board member of AFMRD board for the past five years, serving as its treasurer and most recently as president elect. He has also received AFMRD’s “Gold Level Program Director Recognition Award.”
Shaffer has served as director of the UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program since 2002 and has been a member of the Department of Community and Family Medicine faculty since 1995. The UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program is the fourth largest residency training program in family medicine in the country with 42 residents and five fellows.