Shannon Lecture to present former Secretary of Health & Human Services
Shannon Lecture to present former Secretary of Health & Human Services

Shannon Lecture to present former Secretary of Health & Human Services

Sullivan, M.D., will be the honored guest at a reception 4:30 to 630 p.m. Thursday at Diastole Scholar’s Center. He is the keynote speaker at the Dr. Reaner and Mr. Henry Shannon Lecture in Minority Health noon Friday in the Theater A at the School of Medicine. His speech is “The State of Diversity: 1965-2010.” It is the 10th anniversary of the Shannon Lecture. 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.

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.

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.

Residency ranked among region's best
Residency ranked among region's best

Residency ranked among region's best

The Community and Family Medicine Residency Program is recognized as one of the top residency training programs in the Midwest. More >>

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