UMKC School of Medicine Named Top 10 Residency Program in the Midwest

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine has been named one of the nation’s top residency training programs. Doximity, in collaboration with U.S. News and World Report, today announced the first-ever regional residency program rankings. The UMKC School of Medicine’s Family Medicine residency placed No. 7 in the Midwest.

Family Medicine residents receive training at the Bess Truman Family Medicine Center inside Truman Medical Center-Lakewood, where there are nearly 30,000 outpatient visits annually. Hospital rotations are primarily at Truman Medical Centers; inpatient and emergency pediatric rotations are at nearby Children’s Mercy.

“We are thrilled to see UMKC Family Medicine Residency receive this recognition,” said Steven L. Kanter, dean of the UMKC School of Medicine. “It is gratifying to know that our peers agree that UMKC provides one of the top training grounds for family physicians. I congratulate Dr. Christine Sullivan, assistant dean for graduate medical education, and Dr. Todd Shaffer, director of UMKC Family Medicine Residency, and their teams for this well-deserved honor.”

In September, data on a national evaluation of residency programs was made public for the first time in an effort to provide more transparency into the performance of residency programs and give 4th-year medical students information to choose the right residency program to kickstart their careers. Today, these rankings are being released on a regional level. The survey included more than 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified U.S. physicians, and evaluated 3,691 residency training programs across 20 specialties (view methodology).

About Doximity
Launched in 2011, Doximity ( connects physicians to make them more successful and productive. With more than half of all U.S. physicians as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest secure medical network in the country. Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley and was created by the founders of Epocrates.

About Truman Medical Centers
Truman Medical Centers is a not-for-profit, two acute-care hospital health system in Kansas City. The TMC Health System includes TMC Health Sciences District, TMC Lakewood, TMC Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department and a number of primary care practices throughout Eastern Jackson County. TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies, Dentistry and Pharmacy, and specializes in chronic disease management, high-risk pregnancies, orthopaedics, trauma services and women’s health. For more information about TMC, visit

About the UMKC School of Medicine
The UMKC School of Medicine was founded in 1971 as an innovative combined degree program. From its baccalaureate/MD curriculum to a docent system that emphasizes small group learning, the school has remained a trendsetter in medical education and research. For more information about the UMKC School of Medicine, visit You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.


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