Student Scholarships
Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships

Eight UMKC School of Medicine students have been awarded scholarships from the Missouri State Medical Association. More

Hospital Hill Run Hall of Fame
Hospital Hill Run Hall of Fame

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 race weekend. More

Take Wing Award
Take Wing Award

Take Wing Award

Divya Shroff, M.D., ’00, F.H.M., chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee, received the 2017 E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Award. More

Ready to take on the world
Ready to take on the world

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. More

UMKC Health Sciences District
UMKC Health Sciences District

UMKC Health Sciences District

Kansas City's Hospital Hill institutions announce a unique collaborative effort in keeping our community healthy: the UMKC Health Sciences District. 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.

NEWS

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

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

Two from med school honored with vice chancellor’s award

Dayne Voelker and Amanda Fletcher, both set to graduate in May from the School of Medicine, were selected as UMKC Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients. The vice chancellor for student affairs

Childhood trauma echoes in adult health problems, lecturer says

Many serious health conditions are associated with childhood trauma, and medical schools and health care systems need to do much more to recognize that connection and devise effective treatment, said

Summit spotlights continued growth of student research

A rapidly growing number of UMKC School of Medicine students are turning an eye toward the future and taking an active role in research opportunities. That was on display at

Two from Med School receive UMKC Faculty, Staff Awards

Two people from the UMKC School of Medicine were honored with awards on April 25 during the Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony at Pierson Auditorium. Sandra Smith, course coordinator for

Physician Assistant students take part in 2017 White Coat Ceremony

Eighteen students from the UMKC School of Medicine’s master’s program for Physician Assistants took the spotlight at the UMKC Student Union on April 15. The class read aloud the Physician

Anand presents research at national ACP meeting

Fifth-year medical student Gaurav Anand took part in the student research poster competition at the National American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine Meeting. The three-day conference took place in San

SOM’s Hickman selected to serve in two national positions

Timothy Hickman, M.D. ’80, M.Ed, M.P.H., F.A.A.P., associate teaching professor of biomedical and health informatics, has been selected to serve in two national positions. He was recently elected as president

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EVENTS

Jun
28
Wed
Health Sciences Deans’ Seminar Series – Heather Gotham, Ph.D.
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jul
4
Tue
Independence Day Holiday – University Holiday – University offices are closed.
Jul 4 all-day
Jul
7
Fri
B.A./M.D. Campus Visit Day
Jul 7 @ 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.

Jul
10
Mon
Allied Health Campus Visit Day
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm

For more information and to register, click here.

The Allied Health Campus Visit Day offers prospective students the opportunity to learn about both the Master of Science in Anesthesia program and the Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant program. These sessions allow students to learn from a representative from the Office of Admissions as well as faculty and staff for both degree programs. Prospective students will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Admissions Coordinator for the Graduate Programs and program faculty and/or staff. Visits will occur in small groups with other prospective applicants.

Jul
13
Thu
FAC Meeting
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
21
Fri
M.D. Program Information Session
Jul 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information and to register, click here.

This information session will allow students to gain an understanding about the traditional four year M.D. program, the medical school and the admissions process. The visit consists of an information session and tour of the School of Medicine. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the docent experience, academic support, admissions requirements, and the student experience at UMKC. Visits will occur in small groups with other prospective applicants.

Jul
24
Mon
B.A./M.D. Campus Visit Day
Jul 24 @ 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.

Aug
6
Sun
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.

Aug
11
Fri
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.

Aug
18
Fri
InDOCtrination Ceremony 2017
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am


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