Kanter Takes Reins as UMKC School of Medicine Dean

Kanter Takes Reins as UMKC School of Medicine 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 >>

Virtual Tour

Tour the UMKC School of Medicine

Welcome to the UMKC School of Medicine! As a student here, you will become a part of our mission: to provide and foster excellence, innovation and scholarship in education, research and medical care. Through both classroom and community-based experiences, you will learn in an environment that promotes student engagement and community participation.

School of Medicine mourns loss of first graduate

School of Medicine mourns loss of first graduate

Jerald A. Burton, M.D., the first graduate of the UMKC School of Medicine, died Monday, Nov. 17, following a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd, Fairway, Kan. more >>

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.

Plan your visit


Schedule Today

Masters Program


Physician Assistant

BA/MD Program


Apply Now

Masters Program


Anesthesia

  • NEWS

    • School of Medicine mourns loss of first graduate

      Jerald A. Burton, M.D., a member of the UMKC School of Medicine’s first graduating class died on Monday, Nov. 17, following a brief illness. Burton held the distinction as the first graduate of the School of Medicine. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, …
    • Leader in endocrinology research delivers 2014 Dodge Lectureship

      Lynette Nieman, M.D., a renowned National Institutes of Health researcher in the field of endocrinology, presented the 2014 Mark Dodge, M.D., Lectureship at the School of Medicine on Nov. 13. Nieman is senior investigator in the program in reproductive and adult endocrinology at the Eunice …
    • Saturday Academy opens doors to area students

      A steady stream of Kansas City area middle school and high school students flows into the UMKC School of Medicine each fall for a program that can help pave their way to potential careers in health care. Kenneth Beene serves as the coordinator for the …
    • Faculty members publish commentary in New England Journal of Medicine

      Two University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine professors have published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine critical of proposed new guidelines for disclosing risks to research study participants. The federal Office for Human Research Protections recently issued draft guidance on disclosing …