UMKC Breaks Ground on St. Joseph Med School Facility


Ground was broken Tuesday in St. Joseph for a new medical school facility for the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

UMKC, and a host of dignitaries, broke ground on the estimated $14.5 million dollar facility on Faraon (FAIR-un like Aaron) Street, right across the street from Mosaic Life Care.

Officials say the facility will be able to train up to 80 students at a time with up to 20 graduating each year. The program at the facility will be designed to focus on rural health care needs.

The vast majority of funding for the new facility was secured by former U.S. Senator Roy Blunt who helped facilitate $13 million in federal funds for the project. The State of Missouri also contributed $1.5 million to the project.

The 22,000 square foot facility is expected to open in 2025.