We are delighted that you are interested in the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Pediatrics residency program.
We are proud of our program and are certain that you will appreciate why after visiting. We are a community-based program affiliated with the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and thereby combine the best of two worlds-we offer a friendly community setting in which to learn and practice pediatrics, while being a tertiary care facility with a wide catchment area that brings plenty of diverse pathology to us as the only children's hospital in the state of Kansas. Because our residents care for such a wide variety of patients and have an increasing amount of autonomy during their residency, they graduate well-prepared for both general practice in the inpatient or outpatient setting and for subspecialty training. We are proud of our graduates and the positions they have taken as general pediatricians or their matches in a fellowship. Our pediatric residents gain a wealth of experience during their three years of training. Starting in their first year and throughout the remainder of their residency, residents take care of their own personal panel of patients in continuity clinic. Residents rotate through our 15-bed PICU starting in their first year of residency and care for many critically ill children under the guidance of 24/7 in-house intensivists. More than 6,000 babies are delivered annually at Wesley Medical Center, so our residents gain plenty of experience caring for premature or sick babies in the NICU under the supervision of 24/7 in-house neonatologists and caring for well newborns on the KU newborn service. Additionally, residents care for hospitalized children in the recently-renovated Wesley Children's Hospital. Our faculty is an incredible group of pediatricians who are committed to exceptional and innovative work in patient care as well as training and investing in the next generation of pediatricians. Residents benefit from individual mentoring and career guidance, in addition to opportunities to collaborate on research with faculty. Finally, Wichita is an amazing place to live, (see http://wichita.kumc.edu/pediatrics/residency-program/why-wichita.html) with a cornucopia of restaurants, entertainment opportunities, family-friendly activities, and an affordable cost of living. For these and many more reasons, we are a great place to train to become an excellent pediatrician. We invite you to look at our program and see for yourself if you might be a good fit.
Deborah Alliston, M.D.
Pediatric Residency Program Director