For more than 170 years, the School of Medicine has maintained a tradition of exemplary education, research and patient-centered care to improve the health of all people.
We are a national leader in patient-based learning. Year after year, this proven education model results in our students outperforming their peers on licensing exams and finding successful placement in residency programs, including our own top-ranked family medicine program. Our students have access to one of the most comprehensive health care networks in Missouri with MU Health Care’s multi-hospital enterprise that saw more than 565,000 clinic visits and 23,900 patients last year. The Rural Track Pipeline Program provides multiple opportunities for students to train in and live in rural communities across the state, and the medical school class-expansion project provides the option for third and fourth year students to train at our new clinical campus in Springfield, Missouri.
In addition to our progressive medical education program, our basic science and translational research programs benefit from a campus-wide culture of collaboration among more than 1,000 biomedical scientists and engineers at the University of Missouri. Our faculty members continue to compete on a global stage in the research areas of cardiovascular disease, cancer, virology and immunology, nanotechnology and informatics, among others. Together, we will continue to focus our research efforts on the most pressing clinical needs while training future physicians to serve in Missouri and beyond.
I also invite all faculty and staff to attend a Dean’s Forum. These are informal, one-on-one discussions where we share ideas for strengthening the School of Medicine and MU Health. The forums typically take place on the first and third Fridays of each month, from 4-5 p.m. in the Acuff Gallery.