House Calls
House Calls

House Calls

Doctors do still make house calls and the School of Medicine offers students and residents a chance to practice the art. More

Summer Scholars
Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars

July is a time for high school students to immerse themselves in the UMKC School of Medicine's annual Summer Scholars program that helps them build the foundation for a successful career in health care. More

Student Research Awards
Student Research Awards

Student Research Awards

The School of Medicine's Student Research Program announced five recipients of the Sarah Morrison Student Research Award. More

Profiles in Leadership
Profiles in Leadership

Profiles in Leadership

The UMKC School of Medicine has a long, proud history of producing leaders all across the field of medicine. More

Student Scholarships
Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships

Eight students from the UMKC School of Medicine were recently awarded scholarships for the 2017-18 school year from the Missouri State Medical Association. 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.


Lead remains a hazard for children, alumnus writes in Pediatrics

Public health systems still are failing to prevent lead poisoning in children, Bruce Lanphear, M.D. ’86, writes in an editorial in the journal Pediatrics. Lanphear, whose research on lead poisoning

School of Medicine welcomes largest class of Summer Scholars

July at the UMKC School of Medicine is a time for high school students to immerse themselves in the school’s annual Summer Scholars Program. The activity has been providing opportunities

School of Medicine seeks nominations for annual awards

The School of Medicine is accepting nominations for three upcoming faculty, staff and student awards in the areas of diversity and health equity, mentoring and medical education research. The Excellence

UMKC alumnus, TMC involved in latest antibiotic research

The addition of a second antibiotic to treat cellulitis skin infections did not result in significantly better cure rates in research recently published in JAMA, the Journal of the American

Sarah Morrison research award winners announced

Five School of Medicine’s students have been selected by the Student Research Program to receive Sarah Morrison Student Research Awards. The awards  support support research efforts and help students fund

Running’s a nice break from School of Medicine studies for 5K winner

When fourth-year student Jordann Dhuse crossed the finish line at the 2017 UMKC School of Medicine 5K, she wondered what all the fuss was about. “I was shocked when I

Eight SOM students receive MSMA scholarships

Eight students from the UMKC School of Medicine were recently awarded scholarships for the 2017-18 school year from the Missouri State Medical Association. This year’s recipients are Julia Clem, Luke

Prominent School of Medicine figures inducted to new Hospital Hill Run Hall of Fame

Two prominent figures from the UMKC School of Medicine were introduced into the new Hospital Hill Run Hall of Fame on June 1 during a VIP reception just prior to

School of Medicine presents senior, graduate awards

The School of Medicine presented senior and graduate awards to 22 graduating members of the M.D., Master of Science in Anesthesia and Master of Science Bioinformatics programs. This year’s awards

SOM grads are ready to take on the world

More than 140 students celebrated their degrees and graduate certificates at the School of Medicine’s 2017 commencement ceremony on May 22 at the Kansas City Music Hall – a far

Hospital CMO Divya Shroff honored with 2017 Take Wing Award

When word reached Divya Shroff, M.D., ’00, F.H.M., that she had been selected as winner of the 2017 UMKC School of Medicine E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Award, tears

Kansas City’s leading health-care institutions team up to create UMKC Health Sciences District

With a collaboration unlike any other in the nation, many of Kansas City’s leading health-care institutions announced today that they have agreed to align more closely to form the UMKC

Vaidyanathan presents research at international neurology conference

Fifth-year medical student Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan spent nearly two months exploring the histories of stroke patients and the effects of the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). The result was a

Refugee care presents compelling needs, big obstacles, Comninellis says

Providing health care to refugee populations faces tremendous obstacles, but it can be done, and everyone can help, Nicholas Comninellis, M.D. ’82, told students, faculty and guests on May 16

Discount available for 2017 Hospital Hill Run registration

The UMKC School of Medicine is the 5K sponsor of the 2017 Hospital Hill Run – one of the most storied races in Missouri history. Originally created by SOM Founder

Noback-Burton lecturer says humanities advance practice of healing art

Several trends in health care make the practice of compassionate medicine more difficult, but integrating the humanities into medical education can help produce more-caring physicians, Arno Kumagai, M.D., said at

UMKC class of 2017 inducted into AOA honor society

The School of Medicine’s Missouri Delta Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society welcomed its 2017 class of inductees during an annual celebration at Diastole. Induction to the

Volunteers recognized for service at Sojourner Clinic

The work of almost 250 student volunteers was recognized at the Sojourner Clinic’s annual year-end banquet on May 5 at Diastole. Each Sunday since October 2004, students from the UMKC

Randall selected to NIH research fellowship

Grant Randall, a fifth-year medical student, has been selected to take part in a student research fellowship program at the National Institutes of Health. Beginning this June, Randall will take

Research Summit winners announced

The Office of Research Administration has announced four School of Medicine winners for their poster presentations at the 2017 UMKC Health Science Research Summit on April 26, including a first-place

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White Coat 2017 – M.D. Program Ceremony
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

**Please note:  Guests must have a ticket in order to enter the ceremony.  Those without tickets are welcome to watch the live-stream of the ceremony in Pierson Auditorium and then remain there for the reception immediately following.

UMKC SOM Wellness – 2nd Tuesdays
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
B.A./M.D. Campus Visit Day
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Registration is closed.

The Campus Visit Day begins on the UMKC Volker Campus with an overview of UMKC and the BA/MD program and includes a tour of the Volker Campus. Students and families will then travel to the Hospital Hill Campus to interact with School of Medicine students and staff, and participate in hands-on activities related to medicine. Most activities will include parent participation, but bringing young children is not advised. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m., and the visit day concludes at 12:30 pm.

InDOCtrination Ceremony 2017
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Labor Day Holiday – University Holiday – University offices are closed.
Sep 4 all-day
Faculty Promotion & Awards Reception 2017
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UMKC SOM Wellness – 2nd Tuesdays
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FAC Meeting
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UMKC SOM Wellness – 2nd Tuesdays
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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