The future building is taking shape on paper and being plotted.
On Jan. 18, the School celebrates the official groundbreaking.
The first nine grads of the School receive their M.D. degrees on May 12.
The School of Medicine opens the doors of its new building in August.
The SOM receives a formal invitation from the People's Republic of China to visit.
Truman Medical Center (TMC) opens at its current site.
The Friends of the UMKC School of Medicine is founded.
Harry Jonas, M.D., becomes dean.
Dr. Hsu Chia-yu, from the People's Republic of China, arrives in Kansas City on April 30.
Summer Scholars is established.
The SOM is host of a two-day symposium in April on medical education.
The School begins its second affiliation agreement with a major university.
The School has its first separate commencement ceremony.
Harvard administrators visit the School.
Drs. Pemberton and Moore develop oral and maxillofacial surgery/M.D. programs.
The Eye Foundation is founded by Felix Sabates, M.D.
James Mongan, M.D., is appointed dean.
David Hayes, M.D., '76, is awarded the first E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Award.
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education makes a four-day visit to the SOM.
The SOM establishes the Office of Minority Affairs.
The Mary Clark and E. Grey Dimond Scholars' Center, better known as Diastole is completed. The name Diastole, meaning the period of time in which the heart rests, reflects the more than 30 years Dr. Dimond devoted to cardiology.
Drs. William and Marjorie Sirridge endow the Sirridge of Office Medical Humanities.
First Lady Hillary Clinton visits Hospital Hill.
Richard Selzer, M.D., gives the first William Sirridge, M.D., Lectureship.
Dean James Mongan, M.D., is a keynote speaker.
Stuart Munro, M.D., is appointed interim dean.
Dr. Marjorie Sirridge accepts a two-year appointment as dean.
Fred Lyons donates $1.1 million to the Children’s Mercy Hospital Foundation.
Michael Friedland, M.D., is appointed dean.
The SOM announces its development of an Asthma Clinical Research Center.
Betty M. Drees, M.D., is appointed interim dean.
The Shock/Trauma Research Center is established.
Korea University Medical College faculty visit.
School of Medicine students create the Sojourner Clinic.
The Eye Foundation of Kansas City gives UMKC $1.5 million to create an endowed chair.
The School creates the Sirridge Endowed Professorship in Medical Humanities.
In June, the SOM becomes the title sponsor of the 5K portion of the Hospital Hill Run.
Master of Science in Anesthesiology anesthesiologist assistants program welcomes its first class.
The School's Summer Scholars program receives a Presidential Award.
The SOM plans renovation of the School using Caring for Missouri fund.
The UMKC School of Medicine celebrates 40 years of excellence.