Overview

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Our program offers trainees unique opportunities characterized by a personalized approach to learning, excellent faculty mentorship, and teamwork and camaraderie among residents. The program's purpose is, quite simply, to ensure that every resident is successful in becoming a board-certified internist and achieves his or her goals for fellowship or practice.

Flexibility and personal attention

The moderate size of our training program allows flexible rotation schedules and personal attention from program leaders to help residents achieve their career goals. For example, interested residents can devote up to three months of time to faculty-mentored research, and community rotations for both hospitalist and ambulatory practice are available. International electives are also encouraged. In addition to mentorship from residency program leaders, the department sponsors a mentoring program which pairs residents with faculty members working in their area of interest. 

Board exam preparation

Preparation for the board examination occurs longitudinally throughout the curriculum. Our core conferences are now topic-based and can be watched at a later date for review purposes. We also have an online curriculum available to supplement these conferences. MKSAP digital and hard copies are purchased for the interns to provide a good foundation of knowledge early in residency.

Working as a team

Perhaps most importantly, our residents function as a team; the ability to work well with others is a key factor that we consider when ranking applicants for our residency positions. Our residents work together in helping each other reach a common goal of providing outstanding care to our patients.

You will find many other details of our program on this website, including the resident agreement, the residency manual and conference schedules. We want our applicants to gain a full understanding of our approach to residency training and the "personality" of our program over the course of the interview process, and we welcome your questions and feedback.

Last modified: Jul 18, 2014
Why KU?

"The people who I was working with at KU helped me to survive and prosper. Now when I look back, I am thrilled by the fact that I came to KU for my training."

Kamran Aghaie, M.D.,
Former Chief Resident 

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