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KCO 2017 has come and gone! Thanks to all of our supporters, exhibitors, and participants for making the 2017 season one of our best yet.

Our KCO coordinators, Laurie and Allison, will be happy to answer your questions a 316-293-2649. 

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KCO Kansas City KCO Wichita
Thursday
Aug. 31, 2017
Career Fair
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Sept. 26, 2017
Health Care Panel
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Career Fair
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

KUMC Hixson Atrium
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS

  The Distillery 244
244 N. Mosley
Wichita, KS
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Don't miss your opportunity to visit one-on-one with health care employers from across Kansas at the 23rd Kansas Career Opportunities (KCO).

Representatives from more than 30 health care employers attend KCO in hopes of recruiting the most talented health care professionals in Kansas.

exhibitors

KCO provides a chance to:

  • learn more about what rural and underserved Kansas communities have to offer
  • start building relationships with potential employers
  • find out which employers offer special incentives such as mission-minded recruitment
  • brush up on interviewing and communication skills
  • inquire more about loan forgiveness and repayment options
  • build connections to begin providing locum tenens/temporary coverage services

KCO FAQs

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What are the set up and exhibit times?

KCO Kansas City
Thursday, August 31, 2017
KCO Wichita
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
TIME WHAT TIME WHAT
11:30 Check-in at Hixson Atrium - KUMC 2:30 p.m. Registration Opens for Panel
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Panel "Life as a Health Care Provider in Rural Kansas"
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Visit career fair exhibits

4:00 p.m.

Registration opens for all other attendees

1:30 p.m. Prize drawings 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Visit career fair exhibits, includes beverages, hors d'oeuvres and prize drawings

Where is KCO located?

KCO Kansas City, Thursday, August 31, 2017
University of Kansas Medical Center
Hixson Atrium
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS
Directions to KUMC Campus: http://www.kumc.edu/about-us/directions-to-kumc.html
Campus map: http://www.kumc.edu/about-us/kumc-auditoriums-and-meeting-locations.html

KCO Wichita, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Distillery 244 Old Town
244 N. Mosley St.
Wichita, KS 67202

Venue Website:  https://www.distillery244.com/
Parking Map:  https://www.distillery244.com/parking-map/
Map to venue:  Google Maps - Distillery 244

Where do I park?

KCO Kansas City, Thursday, August 31, 2017
For non-KUMC guests, parking is available in the P5 Parking Garage behind Dykes Library (to the northeast). Enter and take the ticket. When exiting, the gates should be open due to construction in the area. 

KCO Wichita, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
There are several free public parking lots and a parking garage in the vicinity.
Parking Map:  https://www.distillery244.com/parking-map/

I have several years before I will begin practicing.
Do I really need to attend KCO?

Even if you will not be practicing for several years, there are several reasons why KCO may still be for you:

• Receive information from national and state loan forgiveness programs.
• Network with future colleagues and administrators.
• Discover the wide range of practice options Kansas communities offer.
• Talk with exhibitors about providing Locum Tenens temporary coverage for them and make extra money during residency.
• Scope out what kind of physician specialties Kansas communities are projecting they will need.
• Get the inside scoop on what it's like to practice in rural Kansas at the panel presentation at 3 p.m.

What questions should I be prepared to ask employers?

• How far in advance are employers willing to sign physicians?
• Do they take part in loan forgiveness or repayment programs?
• Do they hire residents to provide temporary coverage (a.k.a. moonlighting) through the Kansas Locum Tenens program? (Residents can earn extra money and gain valuable experience working in various facilities.)
• What is their patient population?
• What services are available at their hospital?

What should I wear ?

Dress is business professional unless you have just finished clinic, in which case scrubs are acceptable.

What items should I bring?

Bring a copy of your CV/résumé and a list of questions that you would like to ask exhibitors.

How do I win prizes? What prizes will be given away?

To win prizes simply visit at least 8 different exhibitors and have them initial your form and turn it in at the registration desk for the prize drawings before you leave. There will be a variety of wonderful prizes from local business. Individual exhibitors may also have giveaways. Need not be present to win.

Is there a cost to attend?

KCO is free to all attendees!

What food and drinks will be served?

Kansas City KCO
Pizza, dessert and beverages will be provided.

Wichita KCO
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Should I attend KCO in both Wichita and Kansas City?

Many exhibitors attend both career fairs so it is not necessary to attend both unless you would like more time with exhibitors.

Is my privacy protected when I register?

Yes, we do not share your contact information with exhibitors or any third parties.

What is the advantage of registering online?

When registration has been completed online you will have expedited check-in at KCO where you will receive a pre-printed name tag and labels with your contact information to give to exhibitors.

Free Event, Food & Drinks, Great Prizes

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Meet Laurie

Laurie Scott

Laurie Scott
Senior Office Coordinator
lscott4@kumc.edu


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Meet Allison

Allison Renn

Allison Renn
Office Coordinator
arenn@kumc.edu


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