Match Day 2015
Match Day 2015

Match Day 2015

Thousands of graduating medical students mark a rite of passage every March. On Match Day, they learn where and in what speciality they will train as residents. More >>

Serving the community
Serving the community

Serving the community

Located in the urban core of Kansas City, Mo., the School of Medicine is committed to serving our neighbors and citizens through community outreach. Students volunteer through community programs to provide physicals, health screenings and other services to the community. Each Sunday, School of Medicine students and faculty host the Sojourner Clinic at Grand Avenue United Methodist Temple. The free clinic provides outpatient care to the homeless and underprivileged population of downtown Kansas City.

Health Sciences Student Research Summit
Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Schools of Medicine students will present posters at the Health Sciences Student Research Summit on the Volker campus. The event highlights the research conducted by students in the School of Medicine as well as the schools of Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing and Health Studies, and Pharmacy. More >>

Docents teach fundamentals of medicine
Docents teach fundamentals of medicine

Docents teach fundamentals of medicine

From their first semester of medical school, students work with physician mentors, called docents, as part of their medical education. Hands on learning and clinical experience are integrated throughout all years of the program. During the first two years, this docent experience begins by helping teach students the fundamentals of medicine. Students experience a progressive increase of clinical responsibilities during the last four years.

Former U.S. health secretary presents 10th annual Shannon Lecture
Former U.S. health secretary presents 10th annual Shannon Lecture

Former U.S. health secretary presents 10th annual Shannon Lecture

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan, M.D. was the keynote speaker at the UMKC School of Medicine's 10th annual Dr. Reaner and Mr. Henry Shannon Lecture in Minority Health on Feb. 27. More >>

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