University Health Physicians (UHP) is a multi-specialty academic group practice affiliated with the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC SOM) in conjunction with its major teaching facility University Health (UH). UHP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.
Many UHP physicians have teaching responsibilities for residents, fellows, and medical students. The UMKC SOM accepts students directly out of high school for a six-year combined baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine program. The UMKC SOM Graduate Medical Education program supports over 30 residencies and fellowships.
UH is known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital” and is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City, MO. UH is an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, UH has been recognized as a regional leader in COVID care and testing.