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
"One of the greatest assets of our program is that you get to know your attending very well. You are in constant communication with your attending, and they allow you to develop your critical thinking skills in a nourishing environment."
-- Marissa Love
"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