Free Kaplan practice tests for the MCAT, LSAT, and GRE on Sunday, Oct. 5th

Save The Date! Kaplan will be hosting FREE practice tests at UMKC on the below dates. Register today – spots are limited!

Sunday, Oct. 5th
MCAT (current): 10am
MCAT (2015*): 10:30am
LSAT: 10am
GRE: 10:30am

*this will be a bring your own laptop event!

Please email Morgan Crane if you have question -

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Regalia Run Needs Volunteers!

Join in the fun and support the second annual UMKC Regalia Run/Walk 5K on September 28th, 2014. This is a perfect way to gain valuable event planning experience and help support a community health activity. Visit the website to learn more about the 5K and volunteer opportunities.

Click on the “Volunteer” link on the right side to sign up.

Spring 2014 BHS Dean’s List Recipients

In order to make the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled full-time and earn a 4.0 GPA for the semester. Please join us in congratulating those BHS students who made the Dean’s List during their Spring 2014 semester:

Brady Adams
Seleste Beason
Ashley Burdolski
Hannah Chadick
Victoria Clark
Michelle Clay
Delaney Conway
Pamela Cox
Sydney Crimmins
Eva Dalvai
Kimberly Farrell
Patrick Foley
Tira Gilroy
Taylor Gordon
Monica Hacker
Lexis Hardiek
Haley Hayes
Renee Holder
Chelsea Jacobson
Torey Kertz
Kailee Kuehn
Latoya Ladd
Taylor Leathers
Katlyn Lohman
David Longcoy
Eilise O’Connor
Patricia Pampolina
Ruchi Pate
Bijay Shah
Abby Shimota
Shweta Sood
Ahinoam Suddarth
Stacy Supancic
Andrew Timler
Derek Wedel
Michaela Wilks
Aurielle Young
Donna Young

Congratulations to each of you on this achievement!

BHS Summer Students Create Solutions!

Students who enrolled in HLSC 470 Technology, Marketing, and Media in Health wrapped up a 4-week summer course today! They worked on a seven-part project involving identifying a health issue, creating a solution by developing a mobile app, a new technology, or a creative media campaign. As a final portion of the course, students create a visual representation of their development and outline their marketing strategies. Guest graders made their rounds learning about their creative inventions and implementation ideas! Well done BHS students!! You worked very hard and completed a vigorous summer course.


Study Abroad for 2 weeks in Senegal, Africa, January 2015

Are you interested in a study abroad option over the winter break? Dakar, Senegal is the FIRST intersession study aboard program being offered by UMKC from January 3-18th. The affiliated course is HLSC 408: Gender, Health and Development in Senegal.

This course examines women’s economic empowerment, health education initiatives, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship in West Africa and Senegal in particular. In the main city of Dakar we will visit indigenous and global nonprofits to study their policies and processes. The culture, both urban and rural, will be experienced in order to provide a unique perspective on the Senegalese and their culture. We will volunteer in the city, and travel to a village to learn about health, culture, gender, and social entrepreneurship. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Level standing – must meet requirements established by study abroad office.

The application process is open! Please review all details below and submit your application. Space is limited, and we expect this to be a very popular choice for students interested in a study abroad opportunity, without having to make a several month commitment.

If you have questions before submitting your application, please contact:

Janis Ellis-Claypool, MS
Program Director Bachelor Health Sciences
Teaching Assistant Professor
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Phone: 816-235-1398

First Graduating Class of BHS Students

Along with their diplomas, success awaited the first graduating class of Bachelor of Health Sciences students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Success for this group of about 40 graduates meant placements in professional careers and graduate schools. They included a job as a patient advocate and navigator at North Kansas City Hospital for Naty Jimenez, a research assistantship at Saint Louis University for Aurielle Young and a spot in the UMKC School of Dentistry for Eilise O’Connor.

“I chose UMKC’s BHS program because I wanted to ensure I’d have a solid base for entering the health field, specifically dentistry,” said O’Connor, a UMKC Women’s Basketball guard who was named a Division I First Team Academic All-American. “The element that has stood out the most about my entire experience in the BHS program is the genuine care and investment the professors and administrators display for each student. You’re considered an individual with a unique story.”

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Human Sexuality Course: HLSC 225

If you are still exploring your way around the BHS program, and want to learn more about possible career options, or if you are just interested in taking an awesome elective, please consider this Human Sexuality course.

This engaging course focuses on sexual anatomy and physiology, sexuality across a life-span, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, pregnancy and childbirth, love and relationships, sexual therapy, sex education, gender identity, gender roles, social and legal issue, sexual orientation, and so much more! Send your questions to instructor, Kimberly Carlson at She is a fantastic professor and has an incredible career path. This is a great way to use your elective hours!