Happy holidays

Happy holidays

University of Missouri-Kansas City offices will be closed on the following dates:

  • December 25th
  • January 1st

Kanter takes reins as dean

Kanter takes reins as dean

Steven L. Kanter, M.D., began his new role as the ninth dean of the UMKC School of Medicine on Oct. 1. In addition to his position as dean, he is a full professor with tenure in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and a professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine. more >>

New edition of Panorama

New edition of Panorama

Fall/winter issue of the magazine for alumni and friends features emergency medicine research, student scholarships and Dean Emerita Betty Drees, M.D.

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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.

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.

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    • TV documentary features SOM pediatrics faculty, patients

      A new television documentary series, Inside Pediatrics, tells the stories of patients, their families and the health care professionals who take care of them at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. A number of School of Medicine faculty and alumni are featured throughout the six-part program that …
    • School of Medicine represented in NIH-sponsored student research program

      Dilreet Rai, MS 5, conducted a three-month research study in mice that confirmed that diabetes plays a part in accelerating the build up of plaque in arteries. Her work was part of the Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes program sponsored by the National Institutes …
    • UMKC Alumni Association to recognize two School of Medicine graduates

      Two School of Medicine graduates will be honored at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Alumni Association’s awards luncheon next spring. Nicholas Comninellis, M.D. ’82, M.P.H., clinical assistant professor of community and family medicine, will receive the Alumnus of the Year award, the highest alumni award …
    • Mid-year commencement set for Dec. 19

      Twenty-two students receiving their degrees or graduate certificates from School of Medicine programs are eligible to take part in UMKC’s mid-year commencement ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. on Dec. 19 at Swinney Recreation Center. Those anticipated to receive their degrees in December or who have …