Truman Medical Center-Lakewood

  • Truman Medical Center-Lakewood is one of only a few university hospitals in the U.S. dedicated entirely to training family physicians. Located in a country setting on the eastern edge of Kansas City, Mo., the program is designed to provide residents with a learning experience that allows them to reach their fullest potential and meet their professional objectives.

    Truman Medical Center-Lakewood offers the only residency program in the country with three fellowships and an integrated MBA program. The OB is one of the five busiest in the country for FM programs and the FM colposcopy referral center is second-to-none.

    Clerkship Opportunities 

    • Family Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Obstetrics

    Director of Medical Education

    Laura Hempstead, DO
    Pager: 816-292-4164
    Fax: 816-404-7143

    Program Coordinator

    Lainie Franklin
    Phone: 816-404-7753
    Fax: 816-404-7756

    Assistant Program Coordinator, Interview Contact

    Kimberly Sixkiller
    Phone: 816-404-7751 or 800-593-6228
    Fax: 816-404-7756

    ACGME Program Director

    Todd Shaffer, MD

    Program Description

    Program Accreditation

    AOA certified, first and only dually accredited program in the region.
    UMKC/KCU Family Medicine Residency Program offers two slots per year.
    PGY I: Two slots 
    PGY II: Two slots 
    PGY III: Two slots filled by ACGME residents

    The residents are taught primarily by family physicians with the appropriate support of consultants. Autonomy and independent decision-making are fostered. The residents care for the patients as their own, rather than caring for the patients of an attending or another service. The Family Medicine faculty is the attending physicians on the medicine and obstetrical services. This provides an opportunity for residents to observe and understand the role of the family physician as the leader of the health care team.

    A strong obstetrical experience is one of the major attributes of this residency. Residents who want to incorporate operative obstetrics into their practice will have the opportunity to receive concentrated training in C-sections and post-partum tubal ligations. The procedure clinic allows residents the opportunity to learn and enhance their outpatient procedural skills in a setting with 1:1 faculty supervision. The family medicine colposcopy clinic performs more than 600 colposcopies and more than 100 LEEPs per year. A sports medicine clinic opened in February 2007 and is headed by the family medicine sports medicine faculty. The musculoskeletal clinic offers osteopathic residents and allopathic residents a defined manipulation clinic for training and for delivering holistic care.

    A modified night-float system provides the residents with the ability to make sound clinical decisions while not being fatigued. Rotations without call promote self-learning and opportunity to pursue family time and interests outside of medicine.

    Program Benefits: FY 2011-12

    PGY Salary
    PGY I $46,895
    PGY II $48,597
    PGY III  $50,187
    Sports medicine and geriatric fellowship  $49,662

    CME Reimbursement

    During the residents’ second and third academic years in the program, they are reimbursed up to $1,000 per year for CME expenses. Plus, they are also given seven days of CME for each academic year at the PGYII and PGYIII levels.

    On-Site Montessori School and Day Care: One of the few Montessori programs that is fully accredited by the Missouri Department of Education as an elementary school, up to third grade. This program offers very reasonable prices with discounts for residents and employees.

    Hospital Information

    Truman Medical Center-Lakewood
    7900 Lee's Summit Road
    Kansas City, MO 64139
    OPTI affiliation(s): Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium

       Acute  Long-term care
    Beds  102  212
    Average occupancy  60  146
    Admissions  6,189   234
    ER visits  30,836   
    Births  1,122  
    Inpatient surgeries  836  
    Outpatient surgeries  1,341  
    Medical staff  83  


    City Profile

    Truman Medical Center-Lakewood is located in the southeast suburban area of Kansas City close to Lee’s Summit, Mo. Lee’s Summit is one of the top places to live in the U.S. (44th on Money Magazine's 2006 list), 19th safest city in the U.S., and the fastest growing city in Missouri for the last 10 years. Our hospital is within five miles of four large public boating lakes: Fleming Park, BSL, Jacomo, Prairie Lee, (Longview Park), and less than eight miles to four other private community boating lakes: Lotawana, Tapawingo, Lake Winnebago, and Raintree Lake; and within walking distance to Lakewood Lakes. Visit Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce for more detailed information about this suburban community. Lee’s Summit is an R-7 school district with churches of all dominations within a 10-mile radius.