The Department of Pediatrics at KU Medical Center offers a relatively small program with a dedicated faculty within a large state academic institution. But there is life outside of residency, and there is plenty to do in a large midwestern city such as Kansas City. Here are just a few reasons to choose KU Pediatrics, in the words of our residents themselves:
"The pediatric program at KU is like one big happy family! I never feel alone. Residency is a hard journey no matter where you are, but our program is behind us with 100 percent support every step of the way!"
-- Michelle Davis
"I really like the diversity of the program and the welcoming atmosphere from the first day of the interview and all through residency. In addition, I really enjoy the city. I love the size of Kansas City and the hospitality of its people."
-- Nadia Ibrahimi
"I love the diversity in patient pathology in both inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences. And it's great to have one-on-one teaching on a daily basis from general pediatrics attendings as well as subspecialists!
-- Grace Brouillette
"My little family loves living in Kansas City! It has a hometown feel with all the benefits of a great big city. There are countless areas to live that are safe, close to KU, and quiet. There are so many fun places to visit year round as a family. Some of our favorites are all the nature trails and city parks, lots of lighted tennis courts, nearby campgrounds and lakes, indoor and outdoor water parks, Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun amusement parks, the KC Zoo, Royals games with tickets that cost hardly anything, lots of different shopping centers, The Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, which is free, Union Station, and of course, excellent food! We love it here, and I'm sure you will too! "
-- Brad Ethington
"You get a unique opportunity at KU; the program is just the right size. Residents and the attendings all know each other personally and look out for each other like family. You have a lot of different opportunities here at KU due to our medium size compared to much larger programs. I myself enjoy the small town family feel."
-- Heather Von Bevern