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Come experience the best of both worlds - training in an academic institution and training in a rural Federally Qualified Health Center! The University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency Program has partnered with the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC-SEK) to create a Rural Training Track program.

We are ACGME-accredited and accepting applications for our inaugural class to start in July 2022.

Apply on ERAS using ID#: 1201900001

Visit the CHC-SEK Residency Site

Mission Statement

The mission of this program is to train intellectually curious, compassionate, competent family medicine physicians committed to caring for the rural underserved.

We aim to do this by:

 1. Providing comprehensive, full-scope training to residents to increase family medicine physicians practicing in rural underserved areas, especially in southeast Kansas.

 2. Training culturally competent physicians to address health disparities that negatively impact rural populations.

The University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency is part of a renowned academic medical center in Kansas City, Kansas -- the urban center of a rural state. We are grounded in community medicine and have respected researchers.

KUMC University of Kansas Hospital

University of Kansas Medical Center,
Kansas City, KS

CHC-SEKCommunity Health Center of Southeast Kansas
Pittsburg, KS

Via ChristiAscension Via Christi Hospital
Pittsburg, KS


Our residents will spend their first year in Kansas City, training in highly complex and acute patients at the urban academic medical center. For their second and third years, residents will train in Pittsburg, Kansas - a two-hour drive due south of Kansas City.

The main residency site is the FQHC of CHC-SEK, which brings all the resources needed for this underserved, rural community under one roof. Residents will also train at Pittsburg's Ascension Via Christi Hospital to learn care for the acute patient in a rural setting.

PGY1 residents benefit from the depth and breadth of our program, its faculty, and training sites. PGY2 and PGY3 residents benefit from training in a truly rural setting of a well-established FQHC at CHC-SEK, where they will have access to a multidisciplinary team.

We believe this is a truly unique program for future family medicine physicians planning to practice in rural areas, while offering the benefits of an urban academic center and the intimacy of the rural setting that many enjoy.

We are accepting applications in ERAS for our first class to start in July 2022. Use the ACGME ID# 1201900001. Download our flyer for more information.

We look forward to your application!


Dr. Kelsie Kelly

Kelsie Kelly MD, MPH
Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center

Dr. Bethany Enoch

Bethany Enoch, MD
Associate Program Director
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

KU School of Medicine

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