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Resident Life

Resident wellness is a priority to us here at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

We are a tight-knit program that understands resident training can be strenuous, and we strive to ensure our residents are happy and healthy. We have multiple events for residents throughout the year, giving our residents time to connect and relax outside of the hospital. KU also encourages and provides resources for all areas of wellness.

Anesthesiology Residents enjoying a break from orientation
Anesthesiology residents relax after presenting at the MARC Conference
Residents destressing with a pickleball match
KU Anesthesiology Female Resident and Faculty Book Club
Residents enjoying an art walk
Kirmayer Fitness Center

As a resident at the University of Kansas Medical Center, you have free access to the campus fitness center. With convenient hours and facilities to support a variety of fitness goals, our residents can participate in:  

  • group fitness
  • personal training
  • intramurals
  • and much more

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Exploring Nature

The Kansas City metro area is home to many great parks and natural areas for you to explore and recharge with some time in the outdoors. Here are a few of our favorite locations:

3 residents on couch

The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) provides a variety of resources to promote emotional, social and financial well-being. Residents in our department are encouraged to explore the GME Wellness site for details on opportunities for social and cultural activities, parent and family resources, creative outlets and more.

Breakout KC group outing

There are multiple opportunities to join a variety of groups here on campus to enhance your training and provide additional connections with a broad group of peers!

Interests and activities outside of anesthesia are both strongly encouraged and supported at the University of Kansas Medical Center. During Anesthesia residency, our Residents are able to enjoy a variety of social activities including sports games, events, social hours, meals and family gatherings. 

royals game


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KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1034
Kansas City, KS 66160