Clyde M. Smith, DO (COM '42) Scholarship

Initially enlisting in the Marine Corps during World War II, Clyde M. Smith, DO was told that he could best serve the nation by establishing a small-town family practice in Missouri to help fill the critical shortage of physicians. He began a practice in Liberty, where he served families for more than 30 years. He also served as team physician to athletes at William Jewell College and Liberty High School. After retiring from private practice in 1974, Dr. Smith served as KCU’s director of emergency medicine at University Hospital. He also served as treasurer for the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and director of the KCU clinics.