Department of Pediatrics
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
3243 E. Murdock, Suite 402
Wichita, KS 67208
For salary and benefit details, please visit WCGME.
The Wichita Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME) is a not-for-profit consortium consisting of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, and Wesley Medical Center. WCGME employs all residents in Wichita, providing a competitive salary range and fringe benefit package. All fringe benefit reimbursements will be provided by WCGME.
Professional Development Allowance: (Cumulative)
WCGME will provide a $1,000 per year professional development allowance to be used for: obtaining full licensure via the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, renewing DEA registration, purchasing scrubs, lab coats, educational equipment/materials, and attending educational conferences.
PALS and NRP Registration Fee:
PALS and NRP certification and recertification fees provided at no cost to residents.
Temporary Licensure and Initial DEA Registration:
Temporary Kansas license and initial DEA registration provided at no cost for PGY-1 residents.
Professional Liability Insurance (Malpractice):
Residents will be provided with insurance with limits as required by Kansas law, plus excess coverage provided via the Kansas HealthCare Stabilization Fund.
Yearly membership to the American Academy of Pediatrics and PREP course materials.
Research Presentation Scholarship:
Residents can apply for a scholarship of up to $2,500 to present their research at a conference. Up to five resident awards per year.
Health and dental insurance for the residents and their dependents is provided at a minimal monthly charge, through WCGME's group insurance plan.
Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment:
Full payment of premiums for life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, each equal to annual salary raised to the next even one thousand.
Full payment of premiums for long-term disability which will pay 60% of monthly earnings up to $1,500 after 180 days disability
Salary Advance for Moonlighting Insurance:
Salary advances are available to purchase malpractice insurance for moonlighting activities that have been approved by the program director
Free hot breakfast and free hot lunch are provided daily courtesy of Wesley Medical Center in DocDining (This is a wonderful perk!). Additionally, residents receive a monthly allowance, based on number of calls, to purchase food from the hospital cafeteria.
Pagers are provided at no cost.
Free parking right at the entrance to Wesley Medical Center is provided to residents.
All residents receive 15 weekdays paid vacation annually; to be used at a time approved by the program director. An additional 4-6 days of "holiday scheduling" occurs each year between December 21 and January 1 that is not deducted from the overall vacation allowance.
Education Leave: (Non-cumulative)
Residents receive up to 5 weekdays of education leave annually, with approval of the program director.
Sick Leave: (Cumulative up to a maximum of 30 days)
Residents receive 10 weekdays with pay, annually for absence due to sick leave. Sick leave is defined as absence due to illness or health maintenance needs of the resident or their dependents. The program director will determine whether or not make-up service and education are necessary in order to certify credit for the residency year. Need for additional time off, without pay, will be considered on an individual basis.
While there is no current separate policy for maternity/paternity leave, residents may take up to a maximum of three months per FMLA. Time will initially be deducted from vacation and sick days, then transition to unpaid leave. Our program is very flexible in scheduling to allow for maternity/paternity leave, and we offer an Infant Care elective. The program director will determine whether or not make-up service and education are necessary in order to certify credit for the residency year.
Bi-annual pediatric/med-peds retreats are held in the spring and fall of each year. Pediatric Interest Group (PIG) events are held bi-monthly throughout the year. Social gatherings with all WCGME residency programs are hosted on the first Fridays of each month. Many more informal gatherings occur regularly.