Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D., 1921-2014

Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D., 1921-2014

Marjorie Sirridge, M.D., a cornerstone of the UMKC School of Medicine, died peacefully on July 30. She was 92. Sirridge was integral to the School of Medicine from its inception, serving as a founding docent and later as the School’s dean. more >>

Kanter Appointed Dean of UMKC School of Medicine

Kanter Appointed Dean of UMKC School of Medicine

Steven L. Kanter, M.D., has been appointed dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Kanter will begin his work at UMKC Oct. 1. In addition to his position as dean, he is appointed as a full professor with tenure in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and as Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine. more >>

The start of the Fall Semester is days away. August is the month for traditions at the School of Medicine as students hit new milestones in their medical education. Students beginning year three will celebrate with the White Coat Ceremony August 16. First year medical students will be celebrate the start of their education with inDOCtrination August 22. We welcome our new and continuing students for another great semester.

Located in the urban core of Kansas City, MO, the School of Medicine is committed to serving our neighbors and citizens through community outreach. Each year 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.

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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    • Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D., 1921-2014

      Marjorie Sirridge, M.D., a cornerstone of the UMKC School of Medicine, died peacefully on July 30. She was 92. Sirridge was integral to the School of Medicine from its inception, serving as a founding docent and later as the School’s dean. Combined with her deep appreciation for medical humanities, Sirridge brought an approach to medicine that emphasized empathy…
    • UMKC appoints Kanter as new School of Medicine Dean

      Steven L. Kanter, M.D., has been appointed dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Kanter is a neurosurgeon, a career physician-educator, and brings to UMKC a strong foundation in the growing field of medical informatics: the science of using information most effectively to improve the quality and safety of patient care; to analyze data across…
    • EMS Field Day provides new experience for emergency medicine residents

      Smoke billowed from the door of a small Grandview, Mo., structure on July 21 as a group of UMKC School of Medicine Emergency Medicine…
    • Medical Humanities office, interest group accepting submissions to Human Factor

      The Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics and the Medical Humanities Interest Group are now accepting submissions for the Human Factor. UMKC Health Science’s students with the best piece of prose, poetry, photography or short story will be published in the 2015 Human Factor. To be considered, students must send a copy of their work to HumanFactor@umkc.edu by September 2nd , 2014. The Sirridge Office is also conducting the…