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Our Family Medicine & Community Health Department works in both the academic hospital and in the community.
The hospital has a floor dedicated to family medicine patients! Most academic medical centers in the country do not have a separate family medicine unit.
The family medicine clinic has been a certified patient-centered medical home certification for several years and is actively working on the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program through Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). We have integrated behavioral health services with psychologists and a social worker. We have a strong quality improvement culture.
Our community medicine activities include a school-based clinic in a local high school, HIV care, the county public health department, longitudinal prenatal safety net clinic, and a longitudinal pediatric safety net clinic.
Our residents become excellent educators upon graduation, working with medical students and other healthcare learners throughout residency and receive dedicated training to enhance their educator skills.
Residents are involved in hospital committees. KU has an active Resident Council and family medicine residents participate and run for leadership positions. Residents are supported to seek roles in state and national leadership, such as the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Residents in the past have sat on AAFP Commissions, been AAFP state delegates, and chaired the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students.
Yes. Moonlighting is allowed in the PGY3 year, when able to meet KU Policy requirements. PGY3 residents can also do 1 week Rural Locum Tenens work through the Office of Rural Health.
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We receive many well-qualified, wonderful applicants each year, but we only accept 9 students into our program.