UMKC is one of 18 universities in the country where Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies, and Pharmacy share a single, walkable campus, fostering exceptional student learning opportunities. Together, our four health sciences schools share the vision and spirit, along with the resources and academic programs, to launch you into the right health professions career.

Our unique structure positions UMKC as a leader in interprofessional education - a cross-discipline approach that prepares students to provide the best patient care in a collaborative team environment.

No matter which discipline you choose, UMKC will provide:

  • Excellent teaching in coursework and through clinical hands-on experiences. UMKC’s health professions are part of the UMKC Health Sciences District, a unique academic health district that partners with several of the best hospitals and health centers in the region to give students early patient interaction, high-quality training and research opportunities.
  • Community involvement in health care. From giving screening exams to flu shots, to helping in outreach clinics and hospitals, UMKC students from the health sciences schools volunteer at health-related events in Kansas City and throughout Missouri.
  • Enriching urban experiences in a vibrant community. As Kansas City’s historic university, UMKC offers students all the benefits of a great city: cultural events, concerts, food, sports teams, shopping, recreation and nightlife. The UMKC Health Sciences Campus is in the heart of downtown and close to many of the area’s top attractions.

We hope you’ll reach out to those that interest you to learn more and schedule a campus visit.

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Students will present their research at the Health Sciences Student Research Summit

April 22, 2020

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