Below are just a few reasons that the residency program at KU Pediatrics is unique. Explore our pages further to find detailed information on the educational, clinical, and research experiences provided by our program, as well as information on resident life from our residents.
Our faculty try innovative, new teaching methods to improve the education of residents and students. With recent recruitment increasing the number of faculty, we have struck a good balance between experienced, senior physicians and young, newly trained faculty, with native Kansans as well as physicians from around the country and world.
Personal Touch Of A Small Program
Because the program is small, residents will find a flexible environment suited for individual learners. Elective rotations address educational, clinical and research goals, and the program directors and the chair devise learning and career plans tailored for each resident.
Training Diversity Of A Large Institution
KU Pediatrics has the advantage of being a pediatric department within a large state academic institution, which means we hve resources to help with child health beyond just those available to children who can get to the medical center here. We have the ability to train residents at both ends of the age spectrum, from a busy neonatal service to growing transitional care areas for young adults with conditions such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and congenital heart disease. With the growing department and more sub-specialists, the education that is provided is more expansive and complete than ever.
Collegial Relationship Between Residents and Faculty
At KU Pediatrics, there is a friendly and supportive, collegial working relationship between residents and faculty. Some programs tend to see residents as someone to get the work done, but here, students and residents are treated as colleagues within the continuum of their level of training.
A Flexible Program
Our educational focus is the core of our academic program, so we are always trying to make it better. Residents' voices are heard in all areas -- from program improvement to recruitment to faculty development.
KU is a leader in outreach programs, so rural health and issues related to access to health care are very relevant. We provide residents with ways to be a part of and to serve the nearby community, even the international community. Financial support is available for residents wishing to participate in international medicine electives.