The University of Missouri School of Medicine is focused jointly on education, research and patient-centered care.

As part of the state’s premier academic health center, University of Missouri Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouri’s 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians, nurses and health care professionals at MU Health Care.

The comprehensive health care network began when University Hospital opened in Columbia in 1956. Today, MU Health Care consists of University Hospital and Clinics, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and the Missouri Psychiatric Center, all based in Columbia, as well as 51 clinics, centers and institutes.

Inpatient and outpatient care at MU Health Care is provided by University Physicians. With more than 500 physicians trained in more than 75 specialties and subspecialties, University Physicians is the largest multi-specialty group practice in mid-Missouri.

Medical students also operate MedZou Community Health Clinic, a medical clinic that provides free primary health care. Learn more about MedZou, or request an appointment at the clinic.

Take Advantage of Opportunities to Participate in Research

Because our clinicians are working to develop new and more effective therapies and treatments, patients of MU Health Care may participate in a broad array of clinical trials. These trials test the safety and effectiveness of treatments, diagnostic tools and prevention strategies.

Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments and help others by contributing to medical research.

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