UMKC Health Sciences Building
With the completion of the state-of the-art UMKC Health Sciences Building (HSB), the entire UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty is now located together for the first time. Prior to the move, Pharmacy faculty were located in ten different buildings around the city and in six different laboratory locations. The building, which opened in the fall of 2007, is a spectacular combination of form and function that offers the UMKC Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy more than 225,000 square feet of classroom, lab, research and office space . The new facility has enabled the School of Pharmacy to increase class size currently at 107 students in Kansas City in addition to the 27 students located at the UMKC/MU satellite program. This increase will allow the School to help meet the state of Missouri’s future need for pharmacists.
The move from the Volker campus also means that for the first time in UMKC’s history all four of the University’s health profession schools are located together on a single campus. UMKC’s Health Sciences Campus on Hospital Hill is now home to the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. With a state-wide health care worker shortage reaching critical levels, it is essential to integrate each discipline of health care education to develop the innovative ideas and programs needed to satisfy Missouri’s current and future medical needs. By centralizing its health profession schools on the Health Sciences Campus on Hospital Hill, UMKC is helping Kansas City become a national leader in health care education and research.
• Total project cost: $50.2 million
• Total size: 227,649 sq. feet
• Total research and laboratory space: over 42,000 sq. feet
• Total classroom space: over 34,000 sq. feet
• Total number of Pharmacy students: over 475 in Kansas City; 134 in Columbia
• Total number of Pharmacy faculty and staff: 67