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Listen to medical students, residents and Family Medicine physicians speak on why they chose this opportunity-filled specialty.
More information is available on opportunities at UMKC Family Medicine at TMC Lakewood for Medical Students.
UMKC Family Medicine Residency is one of the most comprehensive Family Medicine programs in the country as well as one of the largest.
With 40 residents
and three fellowships, over the past 20 years, we
graduates than any single midwest residency.Our mission is to provide an unequaled opportunity to be a successful Family Medicine physician in a variety of practice environments.
Truman Medical Center Lakewood is home base for the program.
We are not just a different kind of residency....
....We are a residency making a difference!
The election results for our new Chiefs have just been announced! Meet our new Chief Residents for the Family Medicine Residency Program:
Dr. Sara Fearn
Dr. Chris Paynter
Dr. Ben Reine
Our Chief Resident are very important in the administration of our program. They are involved in scheduling, mentoring, leadership and planning for the future by serving on departmental committees. We welcome these three and look forward to working with them.
Our latest scholarship winners!
Each year the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MSACOFP) awards up to three (3) $1,000 scholarships to physicians in a family medicine residency in Missouri. The scholarship was established to help identify and develop future leaders for MSACOFP and osteopathic medicine. It rewards residents who demonstrate excellence in osteopathic medicine and intend to practice in Missouri. The winners this year are from the UMKC Family Medicine Residency.
Dr Mitch Bartley
Dr Chris Paynter
Dr Ben Reine
Bess Truman Family Medicine Clinic at TMC Lakewood
Earns National Recognition!
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that the Bess Truman Family Medicine Clinic at TMC Lakewood has achieved Level 3 (the highest) recognition from the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011). The PCMH 2011 Program emphasizes evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term relationships. The program promotes partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians. Each patient’s care is delivered by clinician-led teams that provide all health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system.
TMC demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics established by the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association. These components include:
- Written standards for patient access and continuity of care.
- Use of patient feedback materials.
- Appropriate use of charting tools to track patients and organize clinical information.
- Responsive care management techniques with an emphasis on preventive care
- Adaptation to patients’ cultural and language needs.
- Use of information technology for prescriptions, tests, care coordination and referral tracking.
- Use of evidence-based guidelines to treat chronic conditions.
- Measurement and reporting of clinical and service performance.
This recognition was achieved through the hard work of our dedicated residents, clinicians and staff as well as the valuable input from our patients.
Residents and Fellows for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
The new academic year has been started and here are our 3 classes of Family Medicine Residents and our new Fellows. (For a full sized image, click above)
TMC Lakewood Family Birthplace Named to Most Luxurious List!
"If you'll be having a baby in the foreseeable future and can't stand the thought of a dreary room with linoleum floors and a meager chair for your partner to sleep on, you might want to check out one of these fancy hospitals." more
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