Contents of envelopes reveal where med students will travel to for their residencies
UMKC School of Medicine graduates-to-be and their friends and families cheered, laughed and cried at Match Day 2018. More than 110 students found out where the next chapter of their medical careers would unfold when they got their residency assignments.
UMKC’s matches reflected the school’s mission to inspire excellence and train physicians for Missouri and the Midwest.
UMKC School of Medicine is an innovative, six-year combined degree program. From its baccalaureate/MD curriculum to a docent system that emphasizes small group learning, the school is a trendsetter in medical education and research.
This year’s residencies included postings at the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Emory, Duke, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and the University of Chicago. Thirty-three of the residencies are in the Kansas City area, mainly through UMKC and its affiliate hospitals, but also at the University of Kansas. A half-dozen are in St. Louis, and four are at MU in Columbia. Besides Missouri and Kansas, students matched in 29 other states and the District of Columbia.
Internal medicine was the most frequent choice with 27 residencies. Pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics (11), general surgery (9), psychiatry (9), family medicine (8), emergency medicine (7), orthopedic surgery (7) and anesthesiology (6) also were popular.