Major training sites include the University of Kansas Medical Center, Research Medical Center and the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center. Inpatient training takes place at all three facilities, and outpatient training experiences are at University of Kansas Hospital and the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center.
The University of Kansas Hospital is a 600-bed academic tertiary care referral center for the Kansas City metropolitan area, western Missouri, Kansas and beyond. It includes a state-of-the-art ambulatory care building completed in 2011. KU Medical Center and clinics feature a robust electronic medical record system -- including electronic prescribing -- for both inpatient and office use. For the past five years, The University of Kansas Hospital has ranked on the U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals lists.
Kansas City VA Medical Center is part of VA Integrated Service Network 15 (VISN 15). It opened in 1952 and currently has 156 beds. With approximately 2,000 admissions per year, it serves as a referral center for Topeka and Leavenworth VA hospitals and seven community-based outpatient clinics.
Research Medical Center, located in Kansas City, MO, is one of 10 HCA Midwest Health System hospitals in Kansas City and the surrounding area. A Level II trauma center founded more than 120 years ago by German physicians, it now has over 500 inpatient beds and a wide array of patient services. It was recently given a $100 million renovation, including all-private inpatient rooms, expanded centers for cancer and women's care, and an enlarged emergency department.