Via Christi Regional Medical Center
929 N. St. Francis, Room 8074
Wichita, KS 67214
You are invited to explore the anesthesiology residency program in Wichita. Our fully-accredited program provides comprehensive clinical training in all facets of anesthesiology except liver transplantation. Entry into the program is via ERAS and NRMP and generally only at the PGY-1 level. Though we intentionally do not offer fellowship training so that our residents have access to the best cases, a significant number of our graduates continue their education at top notch fellowship programs, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Cincinnati, and Mayo Clinic, among others. The opportunities for our graduates are virtually unlimited, although about half do choose to stay in Wichita and many others leave only to come back again to Wichita, the city you'll grow to appreciate.
Why Wichita? Wichita is a fantastic, progressive, small city featuring all major city events, other than major league sports, without the major city headaches of traffic, high crime, and high living expenses. Located in the heart of America with sunshine on more than 300 days per year, the Wichita metropolitan area is home to more than 500,000 people and is the regional health center for more than 1,000,000 in Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Wichitans get formal at the world-class symphony, the opera, the Emerald Ball, and other philanthropic events, but also enjoy the relaxed Midwest lifestyle at the annual week-long River Festival, summer open air concerts at Bradley Fair, the Cattleman's Ball, the many city parks, and nearby lakes. Minor league professional, college, and high school sports are ubiquitous, but so are individual sporting activities. Wichita has facilities for soccer, ice skating, hockey, bowling, basketball, baseball (including the National Baseball Congress), tennis, squash, archery, skateboarding, golf, and handball, just to name a few. More than 60 miles of bicycle trails span the city. The Sedgwick County Zoo is one of the top zoos in the nation and features special nights such as Zoobilee, an evening among the animals with food and drink catered from our finest restaurants. Wichita attracts many top entertainers at its various concert facilities and clubs. Science, art, and cultural museums complement Old Town, the Waterwalk, and Cowtown. Your enjoyment of Wichita is limited only by your time and imagination. With our program's reasonable work-life balance, you will have the time. Please bring your imagination.
Why the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Anesthesiology program? In one word: variety. Anesthesiology residents in Wichita learn everything from neonatal anesthesia to geriatric anesthesia, from anesthesia for craniotomies to the treatment of pains in the neck, from rapid outpatient turn-over to complex procedures such as total circulatory arrest. You may do cardiac bypass on-pump followed the next day by an off-pump case. Yet the variety in Wichita is not just case types. You will work with a variety of anesthesiology groups and hospitals. You will see various approaches to anesthesia practice - at the same time both academic and private. Our program is based in two state-of-the-art tertiary medical centers with specialty rotations in four hospitals and two outpatient centers. In short, our program is real preparation for the real world of anesthesia.
-Robert McKay, M.D.