Welcome to the University of Kansas anesthesiology residency program! We hope to give you some insight into what makes the University of Kansas Hospital (KU Med) a great place to train. KU Med is among a prestigious group of academic hospitals in the United States nationally ranked in 11 medical and surgical specialties by U.S. News and World Report. KU Med is rapidly expanding as we continue to become a regional powerhouse. With this expansion comes great opportunity for our residency program. The acuity and complexity of our patient population provides the perfect environment for exceptional clinical training. We are a close-knit group of residents, fellows, and faculty who are committed to providing the high level of care that our patients deserve.
Many of our residents pursue fellowships in various fields, from cardiothoracic to critical care and beyond. Over the past several years, we have had residents match into highly coveted pain, critical care, pediatric, and cardiothoracic fellowship programs across the country. Fellowship opportunities are also available at KU Med in both pain and regional anesthesia, with eyes toward the future of expanding to both a pediatric and cardiothoracic fellowship program as well.
The support we receive from our department is unmatched. Benefits include a yearly book allowance to foster the depth of knowledge required for competency as a consultant in anesthesia. Beginning your CA-2 year, the department also pays for you to attend a yearly academic conference of your choice, further allowing individual tailoring of your particular interests in anesthesiology. We have excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage options for both you and your family. Our support staff is second to none and consistently provides the organization necessary to keep our program compliant and devoid of administrative hassles as we focus on the task of becoming safe and effective physicians.
We hope this has given you an idea of what we have to offer at KU Med. We could not be more excited for the future of our department and our specialty. Whether you pursue a career in academic medicine or in the private sector, training at KU will put you on the path to success. Thank you for your interest in KU Med, and we hope to meet you this interview season!
Thomas Cooke, MD
John Baer, DO
Chief Residents 2016-2017