The Numbers behind Our Procedural Training
Vaginal Deliveries: 120-220
C-Sections (as the primary surgeon): 35-100
Stress Treadmill: 20-40
Via Christi Family Medicine Residency program is an unopposed, community-based program, servicing Wichita and rural Kansas (population base of 500,000 plus). The residents at Via Christi are treated as competent physicians from day one, and given freedom to care for patients at their comfort levels, with faculty, consultants, and the resources needed for competent care. Our program will prepare you to be a competent, confident, and caring physician who will be comfortable practicing in a rural, urban, suburban, or overseas practice – you will then choose your scope of practice as a future family physician rather than having your training program become the limiting factor.
- Current hospital average of 250 deliveries/month
- Residents work with area obstetricians and family physicians
- Residents are primary surgeons on C-sections
- Low and high-risk obstetrics
- Operative gynecology
- EGD, colonoscopy, colposcopy, LEEP, treadmills, OB ultrasound, and much more
- Fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians on staff
- Sports Medicine fellowship for two fellows each year
- Ample opportunities to provide medical care at area sporting events: minor league hockey (Central Hockey League – Wichita Thunder), minor league baseball (Wichita Wingnuts), Wichita State University (NCAA Div I), Newman University (NCAA Div II), and most of the local high school sporting events
- The first International Family Medicine Fellowship of its kind with an emphasis on being able to run a district hospital in the developing world by giving the Family Medicine resident graduate additional tropical medicine, surgical and other procedural skills.
- Our vision is to train teams of comitted physicians who together will take their skills to resource-poor settings in the develo[ping world with an ultimate goal to impact and transform the healthcare of people-groups, regions, nations and continents.
- Designed for the training of Family Physicians in the important areas of training needed most in remote areas that are not readily available in the United States
- Tropical Medicine (with certification) – 2 months, Trauma/Orthopedics – 2 months, Anesthesia – 1 month, Ultrasound (OB and general) – 1 month, Dental – 1 month, Wound & Burn Care – (longitudinal), Training Abroad in Zimbabwe or Kenya at supervised sites – 5 months
- 5 months abroad covering a single hospital site along with the other fellows
Unique Clinical Settings
- Choices Medical Clinic is a unique opportunity to care for crisis pregnancies, prenatal care, Perinatal Hospice, and 4-D Ultrasonography training (www.choicesmc.org)
- Osteopathic Manipulation Clinic allows for the osteopathic physicians in the program to utilize and improve their skills-program Is a dually-accredited Family Medicine training program
- Guadalupe Clinic is a volunteer clinic to provide health care to the underserved Latino population (which make up around 10% of the local population)
Completely Digital Healthcare Setting
- Completely integrated EMR in outpatient clinics
- Each resident receives a tablet PC at the start of residency for full access within the hospitals and clinics
- Our faculty are selected to be mentors, role models, and supervisors, and have hearts to serve the residents so that they will succeed in their training and in life.
- Faculty to resident ratio at 1:3
- Our faculty are paid to teach, act as inpatient hospitalists on call, and supervise all admissions and deliveries on your patients
- 3 Pediatricians on faculty in addition to our family physicians
- Supportive specialists and community family physicians that we work directly with in the hospital
- Total Salary and Benefits: PGY1= $54,472 PGY2 = $56,050 PGY3 = $57,653
- Professional allowance: $1000/year
- Meals: provided
- Vacation 3 weeks/year (15 days) – Sick leave 10 days/year – CME 5 days/year
- Certification courses provided by the residency: ACLS, PALS, ALSO, and NRP. For more details on the current salary and benefits http://wichita.kumc.edu/wcgme/
- The second largest program in the country with up to 18 residents per class
- Large class sizes allows adequate coverage for the high volume of care we provide to the area, provides a great pool of resources to learn from, and allows the group to function normally when unforeseen circumstances arise
- Wichita has won the national distinction of “All-American City” not once…but three times. It is the largest city in Kansas. Housing is affordable, local schools are good, the cost of living is low, and the population is diverse.
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