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Residency Program

A message from the Program Director

KU School of Medicine-Wichita offers outstanding clinical training in a fully accredited ACGME residency program. Training in Internal Medicine is offered as a three-year Categorical program and we also offer one-year preliminary medicine training. Additionally, the Internal Medicine Department works closely with the Pediatrics Department in offering a four-year Medicine-Pediatrics training program. 

Our program is designed to allow maximum clinical exposure to patients while remaining compliant with ACGME program requirements. This is achieved through a "4+1" scheduling model that separates inpatient and outpatient rotations and allows residents to focus on the learning experience of each clinical rotation, followed by a focused ambulatory clinic experience. We use a combination of inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences, simulations, didactics and scholarly activities to evaluate residents on their trajectory of learning as they progress through residency. Our unique training environment includes exposure to three different hospital systems: Wesley Medical Center, Ascension Via Christi Hospitals and the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center. Residents also have their own clinic with KU School of Medicine-Wichita that includes dedicated faculty and staff to support their ambulatory experience. 

Residents completing training in our program are prepared to handle any challenge they may face. Our rotations are designed to provide broad clinical exposure while offering flexibility in helping residents achieve their career goals. Whether they plan to enter rural primary care or stay in an urban area as a hospitalist, primary care physician or subspecialist, our residents are given opportunities to shape and mold their training experience to better prepare them for their future careers.

Sincerely, William Salyers, Jr., M.D.

William J. Salyers Jr., M.D., MPH, FACP
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine and Neurology
Program Director-Internal Medicine

Division Chief-Gastroenterology

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Last modified: Oct 22, 2020