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Join us for the largest Health Care Career Fair in Kansas!

KCO Wichita KCO Kansas City

Planning is underway for our 2020 Career Fairs. We hope you will join us!

Don't miss your opportunity to visit one-on-one with health care employers from across Kansas at the 26th Kansas Career Opportunities (KCO).

Representatives from 30-55 health care employers attend KCO in hopes of recruiting the most talented health care professionals in Kansas.


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


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What is the agenda for KCO?

KCO Wichita
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
KCO Kansas City
Wednesday,Oct. 7, 2020


Registration opens for panel

11:30 a.m.

Check-in at KUMC Ad Astra Room

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Panel

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Registration opens for all other attendees

11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Visit career fair exhibits

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Visit career fair exhibits, includes beverages, hors d'oeuvres and prize drawings

1:30 p.m. Prize drawings

Where is KCO located?

KCO Wichita, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Distillery 244 Old Town
244 N. Mosley St.
Wichita, KS 67202

Venue Website:
Parking Map:
Map to venue:  Google Maps - Distillery 244

KCO Kansas City, Wednesday,Oct. 7, 2020
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS

Directions to KUMC Campus:
Campus map:

Where do I park?

KCO Wichita, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
There are several free public parking lots and a parking garage in the vicinity.
Parking Map:

KCO Kansas City, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

For non-KUMC guests, parking is available in the P5 Parking Garage behind Dykes Library (to the northeast). 

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 businesses. 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.

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