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Curriculum Overview, Rotations and Electives

Family Medicine resident examines a baby

The University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency in Kansas City, KS, is a 9-9-9 academic family medicine residency, training future leaders and teachers. By caring for a diverse, urban and underserved population of all ages, residents learn a progressive, interprofessional, community-minded, and intellectually rigorous approach to medical care. Residents' research projects are guided by experienced researchers.

In addition, our residents practice in continuity clinic with integrated behavioral health staff and ready access to our social worker, chronic care nurse manager, and pharmacist. OB and pediatric patients are seen in the family medicine clinic and community safety net clinics. HIV medicine and buprenorphine training opportunities are offered. Half-day didactics and morning report cases occur weekly.

Rotations and Electives


  • Family Medicine Inpatient: 2 blocks
  • Behavioral Science: 1 block
  • Emergency Medicine: 1 block
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit: 1 block
  • Full-Term Nursery: 1 block
  • Internal Medicine: 2 blocks
  • Pediatrics Inpatient: 1 block
  • Surgery: 1 block
  • Obstetrics: 1 block
  • Orientation: 1 block
  • Holiday Intercession: 10 days


  • Family Medicine Inpatient: 2 blocks
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Night Float: 1/2 block
  • Obstetrics: 1 block
  • Gynecology: 1 block
  • Pediatrics Same-Day Sick: 1 block
  • Pediatrics Emergency Medicine: 1 block
  • Cardiology: 1 block
  • Practice Management: 1 block
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine: 1 block
  • Elective: 1 block
  • Resident Development: 1 block
  • Holiday Intercession: 10 days


  • Supervisor Family Medicine Inpatient: 1 1/2 blocks
  • Family Medicine Night Float: 1/2 block
  • Sports Medicine: 1 block
  • Geriatrics: 1 block
  • Elective: 3 blocks
  • Urology: 1/2 block
  • Emergency Medicine: 1 block
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics: 1 block
  • Public Health: 1 block
  • Resident Development: 1 block
  • Holiday Intercession: 10 days


  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Anesthesiology
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Cray Diabetes
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Ethics
  • Hospice/Palliative
  • Interprofessional Teaching Clinic (IPTC)
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Research
  • SICU/Trauma
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Surgery 
  • Urgent Care
  • Wound Care

Didactic Sessions

Morning Report

Morning Report is a case-based presentation led by our residents every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:00 am. The residents present cases from their inpatient experience that are complex or interesting or sometimes rare diagnoses. The presentations are interactive with involvement from residents AND faculty. The audience is asked to list differentials, discuss work up, narrow the differential and review management.


Every Wednesday afternoon from 1-4 pm the family medicine residents have protected didactic time, called "Core." The afternoons feature family medicine faculty and invited guest lectures, interactive workshops, journal review, geriatric medicine, OB Chart Review, Patient Safety & Quality cases, practice management topics, and resident wellness tools. Every other month the residents have dedicated time for research. Residents also go to a local high school to do sports physicals in the summer, fall and spring during this time. The residents complete their Knowledge Self Assessments (KSAs) required by the American Board of Family Medicine as a group on two Wednesday afternoons a year. A 70% attendance of Core is required.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Family Medicine & Community Health
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4010
Kansas City, KS 66160