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FAQ

1. What sets your program apart from other family medicine residencies?

Our Family Medicine & Community Health Department works in both the academic hospital and in the community.

The hospital has a floor dedicated to family medicine patients! Most academic medical centers in the country do not have a separate family medicine unit.

The family medicine clinic has been a certified patient-centered medical home certification for several years, and is actively working on the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program through Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). We have integrated behavioral health services with psychologists and a social worker. We have a strong quality improvement culture.

Our community medicine activities include a school-based clinic in a local high school, HIV care, the county public health department, longitudinal prenatal safety net clinic, and a longitudinal pediatric safety net clinic.

2. How are your residents involved in leadership?

Residents are involved in hospital committees. KU has an active Resident Council and family medicine residents participate and run for leadership positions. Residents are supported to seek roles in state and national leadership, such as the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Residents in the past have sat on AAFP Commissions, been AAFP state delegates, and chaired the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

3. Is moonlighting allowed?

Yes. Moonlighting is allowed in the PGY3 year, when able to meet KU Policy requirements. PGY3 residents can also do 1 week Rural Locum Tenens work through the Office of Rural Health.

4. What are pay and benefits?

All pay and benefits information are outlined on the Benefits page.

5. Do you accept international medical graduates?

6. What is there to do in Kansas City?

There is a wide range of different things to do in Kansas City! With 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living. From sporting events, cultural festivals, concerts and the amazing food, we know you'll fall in love with Kansas City! Learn more about what Kansas City is all about.

7. Where would my rotations be and are they far away?

Rotations are spread out between a variety of locations all within 45 miles of the KU Med campus. Click here for more information on where your rotations will be.

8. How many residents do you accept each year?

We receive many well-qualified, wonderful applicants each year, but we only accept 9 students into our program. 

9. Are there fellowship opportunities?

We hope students with interests in these areas will explore our fellowships in Primary Care Sports Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Care

Last modified: Oct 01, 2020
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