Student Leaders
Student Leaders

Student Leaders

Students at the UMKC School of Medicine find crucial support and leadership opportunities through working with the Student National Medical Association. More >>

Getting Involved
Getting Involved

Getting Involved

There’s more to medical school than class lectures and clinical rotations. At the School of Medicine, our students can be part of a vast array of extracurricular activities, interest groups, organizations and community service projects. Check here and find the one that's right for you!

Student Scholarship
Student Scholarship

Student Scholarship

A new scholarship at the UMKC School of Medicine recognizes students who go the extra mile to help others through their volunteer efforts. More >>

Surgical Innovations
Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations

Inside the Surgical Innovations Laboratory at the UMKC School of Medicine, researchers are taking a new approach to making surgeries safer. More >>

Pro Re Nata

P.R.N. (“as circumstances require”) highlights current and upcoming events, trends, awards, and news for faculty/staff, students, residents, including various spotlights of departments, people, and other happenings within the School of Medicine.

P.R.N. began its existence as a printed monthly publication. It has since transitioned to an online publication, providing a forum for more up-to-date information you need to be in the know about the School of Medicine.


Annual Sirridge lecture offers tool kit for success

Throughout her career as a physician and academic leader, Marjorie Sirridge, M.D., became a trailblazer, setting a standard of success for women that is seen today at the UMKC School

Association gives students crucial support, leadership opportunities

Taylor Carter, Amaka Ofodu and Eryn Wanyonyi all expected medical school to be tough, and they knew they wouldn’t have lots of classmates who also were African American. So they

Interprofessional education program puts focus on teamwork in patient care

Professional health care is increasingly a team activity. The University of Missouri-Kansas City health sciences schools are making learning a team activity as well. Each year, students from the schools

First alumni dean making her presence felt

A full schedule is nothing new for Mary Anne Jackson, M.D. ’78. Between seeing pediatric patients at Children’s Mercy, teaching at the UMKC School of Medicine and serving on national

Student assistance program offers confidential access to full range of life services

Medical school can present unique personal challenges. A new student assistance program is available to all UMKC School of Medicine students to help  work through such issues. Through a partnership

Dr. Mark Nichols appointed interim chair of Biomedical and Health Informatics

School of Medicine Interim Dean Mary Anne Jackson, M.D., has appointed Mark Nichols, Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics effective August 1, 2018. In this

Digital bulletin board enhances campus communication

A new blue and gold kiosk on the sidewalk between the School of Medicine and the Health Sciences Building will provide up-to-date information on university and city services. The kiosk

Med School kicks off for Class of 2024

Throughout the UMKC Student Union auditorium, parents stood with cellphones and tablets to capture the moment a group of 109 students marched in to kick off the UMKC School of


UMKC SOM Annual Faculty Promotion & Awards Reception 2018
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Faculty Promotion and Awards 2018 graphic tile

Order of Events:

  • Faculty Promotions
  • Diversity Awards Presentation
  • Betty M. Drees, M.D., Excellence in Mentoring Awards Presentation
  • Christopher Papasian, Ph.D., Excellence in Teaching Award Presentation
  • Louise E. Arnold, Ph.D., Excellence in Medical Education Research Award Presentation

    All faculty, students and staff are welcome to attend.


UMKC Service Day
Sep 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
UMKC Service Day

Saturday, September 29

9 a.m. – Volunteer Check-In
11:30 a.m. – BBQ Sponsored by Friends of UMKC Medicine

UMKC family assemble! Join faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members for a university-wide day of service.

There’s lots of work to be done. Volunteers are needed to help with landscaping, weeding, planting and general cleaning.

Sign up to volunteer at


Be sure to bring your gloves!Ready to help? Meet at 9 a.m. at the Health Sciences campus: 2411 Holmes Road, in the commons between the Health Sciences Building and School of Medicine.

Parking is free for the day. Tasks will be assigned upon arrival.


IPE Poverty Simulation
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UMKC SOM Wellness – Tea & Cookie Tuesdays
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
IPE Poverty Simulation
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Get to know Kansas City’s Women in Medicine
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get to know Kansas City’s Women in Medicine

A Kansas City-wide networking and educational event hosted by the
UMKC School of Medicine, the KU School of Medicine and Children’s Mercy

Thursday, October 11, 4-7 p.m.
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.

Please RSVP by September 28

Educate-Organize-Advocate: Civic and Community Engagement Conference
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Professor Carol Anderson

UMKC’s social justice conference for students, faculty, and staff. This conference provides our community with the tools necessary to engage in meaningful dialogue over challenging topics; to increase advocacy for self and others; to integrate cultural competence, emancipatory pedagogy, and diversity not only into curriculum, but into our everyday lives as civically engaged members of an urban community.

Register now!



IPE Poverty Simulation
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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