Welcome to the UMKC Internal Medicine Residency Program website. We are extremely proud of our academic program, which provides outstanding clinical training with many opportunities for research. We have more than 200 dedicated, full-time and community-based volunteer faculty training our residents at our two affiliate hospitals.
Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill is an urban safety net hospital, which was recently named by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) as one of the nation's top 5 teaching hospitals in quality, alongside the Mayo Clinic Hospital and the Brigham in Boston. Saint Luke's Hospital is a tertiary referral center, nationally recognized for treatment of cardiovascular disease, the regional leader in stroke care, and the first hospital in the United States recognized with the Malcolm Baldrige Award for Healthcare Quality. Splitting time between these two hospitals, residents will be exposed to an unbeatable spectrum of patients and an outstanding array of generalists and sub-specialists.
Kansas City is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. A big city with a small-town feel, you will want to make time to check out our professional sports teams, top museums, and burgeoning nightlife in the Power & Light district. Known as "the City of Fountains," Kansas City is photogenic, with many parks and extensive trail systems throughout the metropolitan area. Of course, KC is world-famous for its jazz and barbeque – just ask any local for their favorite hangouts.
Ours is a dynamic program, large enough to provide a wide variety of training opportunities, but small enough that every resident can (and should) get involved and make a difference. We strive to develop the full potential of each individual resident within the broad array of internal medicine. Whether you are interested in Primary Care, Hospital Medicine, or an Internal Medicine sub-specialty, explore our website and come for a visit. We are confident you will be impressed with the opportunities.
David Wooldridge, M.D., FACP
George R. Reisz, M.D.