Below are just a few reasons why the residency program at KU Pediatrics is unique. Explore our pages further to find detailed information on the educational, clinical, and research experiences provided by our program, as well as information on resident life from our residents.
The teaching faculty regularly employ innovative teaching methods to improve the education of residents and students. Regular faculty development on teaching is conducted by the residency program so that faculty members are ready to face the changing educational needs of all learners. The department has a good balance of experienced, senior physicians and young, newly trained faculty, consisting of native Kansans as well as physicians from around the country and world.
Personal Touch of A Small Program
With a program size of 26, residents will find a flexible environment suited for individual learners. Elective rotations can address a wide range of educational, clinical and research goals. Program directors and mentors work with each resident to devise tailored learning and career plans.
Training Diversity of A Large Institution
KU Pediatrics is able to leverage being a medium size residency program within a large state academic institution, which means residents have access to resources beyond just those available in pediatrics. We have the ability to train residents at both ends of the age spectrum, from a busy neonatal service to growing transitional care areas for young adults with conditions such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and congenital heart disease. As our department grows, the educational experience that we can provide residents is more expansive and complete than ever.
Collegial Relationships Between Residents and Faculty
At KU Pediatrics, there is a friendly and supportive, collegial working relationship between students, residents and faculty. Some programs tend to see residents as just worker bees, but here, students and residents are treated as colleagues within the continuum of their level of training.
Education is the core of our academic program, so we are always trying to make it better. Residents' voices are heard in all areas -- from program improvement to recruitment to faculty development. By working together, our program is able to change and adapt to ever changing program requirements and resident needs.
KU Medical Center is a leader in outreach programs both locally and across the State of Kansas. Urban underserved, Immigrant and Rural population health issues including access to health care are very relevant in Pediatrics as well. We provide residents with opportunities to be a part of and to serve our nearby communities. ,. Besides local opportunities for community outreach, there are opportunities for international experiences as well.