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Join us at KCO this fall in Wichita or Kansas City and find out why health care providers are "falling in love with the rural side of Kansas."

Online registration for Wichita has closed. Participants may register on-site at the event registration booth. 

Kansas City
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

KC Online Registration Closed.
Tues., Oct. 20, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wichita Online Registration Closed.

Don't miss your opportunity to visit one-on-one with health care employers from across Kansas at the 21st 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.

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 - Kansas City, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Agenda

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
Check-in at Hixson Atrium - KUMC
Visit career fair exhibits
Prize drawings

KCO - Wichita, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Agenda

2:30 p.m.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Registration Opens for Panel
Panel "A Doctor's life in Rural Kansas"
Registration opens for all other attendees
Visit career fair exhibits, includes beverages, hors d'oeuvres and prize drawings

KCO FAQs - PDF of page

Where is KCO located?

KCO Kansas City, Wednesday, October 7, 2015
University of Kansas Medical Center
Hixson Atrium 
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS

Directions to KUMC Campus:
KUMC Campus map:

KCO Wichita, Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Hyatt Regency
400 W Waterman St
Wichita, KS

Directions to the Wichita Hyatt Regency:

What parking is available?

KCO KC - Parking is available across the street from Hixson Atrium in the designated lot.

KCO Wichita -

•  Self-Indoor Parking - $8.00 per night

•  Valet Parking - $12.00 per night with in/out privileges *Garage has a 7' clearance.

•  Self-Outdoor Parking - City Lots located within 2 blocks of Self-Outdoor Parking - City Lots located within 2 blocks of hotel ranging from $1.25-$4.00 daily

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 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 10 different exhibitors and have them initial your form. There will be a variety of wonderful prizes from local business. Individual exhibitors may also have giveaways.

Is there a cost to attend?

KCO is free to all attendees!

What food and drinks will be served?

Kansas City KCO
Pizza will be provided

Wichita KCO
Heavy h'ordeuvres will be provided

Should I attend KCO in both Wichita and Kansas City?

Most 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 it makes check-in at KCO faster and there will be a pre-printed nametag and labels with your contact information to give to exhibitors.

Last modified: Oct 19, 2015