Welcome from the Directors

Dear Prospective Resident,

Thank you for considering the University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency (KUFMR) for your professional development.

OUR AIM

To develop physicians leaders and partner with their communities to decrease health disparities.

We do this by fulfilling OUR MISSION:

Training intellectually curious, compassionate, competent family phsyician committed to caring for the underserved.

Some ways we do this:

Interprofessional: 

  • A busy inpatient service teams with pharmacists, nurses, and social workers to serve our family medicine patients who are hospitalized on our dedicated unit for family medicine.
  • Integrated mental.health withclinical psychologists and social worker to address our patients' mental health and social issues for our outpatient clinic patients.

Community-minded:

  • Provide prenatal care in a safety net clinic and deliver these underserved women.
  • Assist the Wyandotte County Health Department in providing women's health procedures.
  • Work in a high school based clinic and can cover high school sports events.

Intellectually rigorous: 

  • Our faculty encourage and coach residents to be intellectually curious and support their medical decision-making with evidence and current guidelines.

Residents become excellent teachers for medical students and each other. We utilize the resources of our university hospital, a VA and military hospital, the local children's hospital, and community resources to train residents in all aspects of family medicine, including maternity care.

These examples above are only a glimpse of our residency which is rich in educational experiences. In addition, residents have 4 months of career-focused experiences to tailor their education to his/her future career.  

I hope you consider applying to the University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency!

Director Wendy Biggs, MD and Assistant Director Kelsie Kelly MD, MPH

  

Last modified: Oct 25, 2017
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