Department of Surgery
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
929 N. St. Francis, Room #3082
Wichita, KS 67214
Dawn Fountain, C-TAGME
General Surgery Residency Coordinator
Our residents are graduates of the following medical schools:
Performance on American Board of Surgery Examinations
During the past five years 80 percent of our residents who sat for the Qualifying and Certifying Examinations of the American Board of Surgery have passed. The percent rate for passing these examinations on the first attempt was 87 percent for the Qualifying Examination (QE) and 86 percent for the Certifying Examination (CE). These pass rates are well above the national averages as reported by the American Board of Surgery.
All past residents seeking postgraduate training have been successful in obtaining fellowships. Graduates over the last 10 years (2008 through 2018), have entered postgraduate programs in the following subspecialties: hepato-pancreato-bilary surgery, minimally-invasive surgery, colorectal surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology, transplant surgery, trauma, critical care, vascular surgery, and burn surgery. Fellowship programs include the following institutions: Allegheny Health, Barnes Jewish Hospital-Washington University, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Southern Illinois University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Greenville Hospital System, Maryland Shock & Trauma, Mayo Clinic, Henry Ford Clinic, University of Tennessee, Baylor University, Johns Hopkins University, Emory University, University of Iowa, the University of Kansas, University of South Carolina, University of Texas - Houston, Washington University in St. Louis, Emory, and Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore.
The majority of our residents have entered the practice of general surgery, with most settling in the Midwest, although there are graduates from our program in nearly all regions of the country. Approximately 20 percent have a combined general surgery/subspecialty practice, and less than 10 percent are in academic surgery.