See Photos From Homecoming, Sept. 19-22, 2012

In this IssueIn this Issue

* D.O. Gooder Award 

* Homecoming Photos  

* AOA Alumni Reception 

* COM '12 Commencement 

* COM '16 White Coating   

* Winter CME  

Calendar of Events

Oct. 5

University Lecture Series


Oct. 9

Alumni Reception at AOA


Oct. 7-11

AOA Annual Convention 


Oct. 15-16

KCUMB Board of Trustees Meeting


Nov. 1

Research Day


Nov. 4

Cliff Hanger Run


Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Break - University Closed


Nov. 30

University Lecture Series


Dec. 5-8

Winter CME


Dec. 24 - Jan. 7

Winter Break - University Closed

New Faces at KCUMB
KCUMB welcomes the following individuals: 


Marc B. Hahn, D.O.  

Executive Vice President for Academic and Medical Affairs, Provost and Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine


Jeffrey Joyce, Ph.D.  

Vice President for Research


Robert W. Flaherty, Ph.D.  

Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Compliance    


Patrick Allen
Assistant Director of Alumni Programs 

New Website
Coming This Fall! 


A new website is coming in November. Be sure to check to see the new look and alumni features!  

Introducing Club 10
Club 10
An alumni network for those who graduated in the past 10 years.

Look for events coming to your area - or plan your own!


Contact Cara Davis, assistant director of alumni development, at or 816-654-7288 for more information.

Greetings from KCUMB!


Exciting things are happening here at your alma mater. We just celebrated Homecoming with approximately 300 alumni and friends, welcomed a new dean, the Class of 2016 and ranked No. 1 among all colleges of osteopathic medicine for pass rates on the first two board exams for the 2011-2012 academic year.


We're also gearing up for AOA, Oct. 7-11 in San Diego - don't miss the reception! - and Winter CME, Dec. 5-8, which will take place on campus.  


Get the details on all of this and more below.

DO Dr. Conrad Speece


Conrad Speece, D.O. (COM '74), has been researching the use of osteopathic manipulative medicine as a treatment for autism for the past 20 years. His success with OMT brings relief and inspiration to countless of families.


"My big goal is to decrease the rate (of autism) back to 1 in 5,000 and then treat those 1 in 5,000 cases to eliminate autism in this country," Dr. Speece said.


Read More | Tell Us Who Should Be the Next D.O. Gooder  

Homecoming Photos HomecomingCheck out Homecoming Photos


Alumni and friends enjoyed beautiful weather as they returned to KCUMB on Sept. 19-22, enjoying lunch with students, campus tours and concluding the event with an elegant banquet at the InterContinental Hotel. 


The Class of 1977 won two awards: the Strickland Reunion Challenge Award, for achieving the highest amount of donations, and the Butterworth Award, for greatest attendance at Homecoming. 


View Photos | See Alumni Award Recipients  

AOA Alumni Reception

AOAVisit KCUMB at the 2012 AOA Convention


We look forward to seeing many of you Oct. 7-11 at the AOA in San Diego. Stop by KCUMB's booth (No. 1001) to say hi and receive a special gift. Then join us for a fiesta-themed alumni reception from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, on the Windsor Lawn of the Hotel del Coronado.  


Enjoy a fun evening with the sounds of a mariachi band and be sure to have your portrait taken in front of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Transportation will be provided from convention hotels.   


Questions? Contact Christine Wahlert at or  816-654-7285.

Commencement Com12Top of the Class: COM 2012 Ranked No. 1 in Board Exam Pass Rate


KCUMB's most recent graduating class ranked first among all colleges of osteopathic medicine for pass rates on the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medicine Licensing Examination 2 Cognitive Exam (COMLEX 2 CE), the second in a series of four medical board licensing exams administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.  


According to the NBOME, 94.98 percent successfully passed the exam. The Class of 2012 graduated on May 19 during the University's 126th Commencement Ceremony.


BONUS: The Class of 2013 achieved the highest pass rate (98.25 percent) on COMLEX 1, the first board exam that is administered following the completion of the second year of osteopathic medical school.


Read about COM 2012 Commencement | View Commencement Photos 

White Coating Com16KCUMB Welcomes Class of 2016


The incoming Class of 2016 received their first white coats during the 16th annual White Coating Ceremony on Aug. 9 at Weaver Auditorium. The 259 students, who were coated by physicians comprised mostly of KCUMB area alumni and clinical faculty, will have the distinct honor of graduating during the University's centennial year.


Watch the Ceremony | View Photos | See First-Years Give Back

Winter CME

CMESave the Date! Winter CME, Dec. 5-8


Need CME credits? Make plans now to join KCUMB for our annual Winter CME Clinical Update, Dec. 5-8, which will take place on campus. Register by Nov. 9 to receive a discount! 


Call for speakers: KCUMB is accepting submissions for speaker presentations online until Nov. 1. 


Register for Winter CME | Apply to be a Speaker 

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