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 >>

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.

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 >>

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.

A Proven Experiment
A Proven Experiment

A Proven Experiment

A new history of the UMKC School of the Medicine is now available. The book, A Proven Experiment: Looking Back at the UMKC School of Medicine, features essays by and interviews with numerous faculty, staff and alumni. Edited by late Jerald A. Burton, M.D. '73, and Patricia G. Burton, the book can be purchased at the Health Sciences Bookstore or online.

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

      While the 21st century has produced advances in public health, medical research and therapies, there is still work to be done to improve the health of our minority population, said former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis Sullivan, M.D., at the UMKC School …
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      Two School of Medicine faculty members will speak at TEDxUMKC, an event organized primarily by medical students. Independently organized, TEDx events are modeled after and operate under a license from TED, the nonprofit known for its lecture series in which speakers have 18 minutes to …
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      More than 140 UMKC School of Medicine alumni and faculty were recognized as Kansas City’s “Best Doctors” in the January issue of 435 Magazine. 435 derived its list from the “Best Doctors in America” 2015–2106 database, which is compiled and maintained by Boston-based Best Doctors …
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