Saint Luke's Medical Education Programs

A tradition of learning excellence

Since 1887, Saint Luke’s has played an integral role in high-quality, expert medical education in the Kansas City area and beyond. Saint Luke’s Hospital is the primary privately affiliated teaching hospital for the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC). While much has changed in the hospital’s history, Saint Luke’s remains committed to educating future generations of compassionate doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.

Residencies and fellowships

Saint Luke’s residency and fellowship programs offer students a broad range of experiences while they work alongside physicians and other medical professionals. Review specifics for each program below.

Learn more about residencies and fellowships.

Allied Health programs

Saint Luke’s offer students nationally accredited allied health programs in areas such as imaging and laboratory science. Additionally, a clinical pastoral program is available that teaches theology students how to serve as chaplains in health care settings.

The allied health programs combine classroom learning with hands-on clinical or internship experience. For student convenience, many programs offer 2+2 agreements with other institutions for a bridge to undergraduate degrees. 

Medical student training

Saint Luke's offers hands-on medical training in a variety of specialties and disciplines, with clerkship opportunities in women's health and general surgery. These rotations are invaluable opportunities to participate in the doctor-patient relationship while learning the basic concepts required in the medical field.

Learn more about the medical student training.

Saint Luke’s College of Health and Sciences at Rockhurst University

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences has graduated nearly 5,000 health care professionals. In 2020, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences partnered with Rockhurst University to create the new Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences at Rockhurst University. The program now offers dozens of programs, from allied health degrees to RN, BSN, MSN, and postgraduate certificates. 

Learn more about the College of Health Sciences.

Other educational programs

Saint Luke’s offers additional educational programs, courses, and opportunities across the health system in several specialties and areas of focus.

Saint Luke’s culture

Saint Luke's diverse group of clinicians and professionals reflects the community it serves, making it a strong, compassionate partner. Saint Luke’s staff, patients, and visitors are all treated with respect and compassion. The health system is driven by a simple goal: to be the best place to get care and the best place to give care.