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Resident Life

Resident orientation

This is a nine-day introduction to the hospital community which begins in mid-June. Resident orientation is an opportunity to get to know your peers through several social events. Residents also complete Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP).

Resident retreats

Annual resident retreats are held outside of the hospital for each residency class. Retreats focus on team-building opportunities and personal and professional enrichment through philanthropy, educational workshops and social events.

Life outside of residency

Yes, it does exist! Our residents pride themselves on being a very social group and have even developed a social committee to organize activities.

Residents and their families plan and attend various functions such as a night at a Kansas City Royals baseball game, Shakespeare in the Park, Broadway Musicals, local live music, dinner clubs, holiday parties and philanthropic activities.

By the numbers

Married or single

Married 50%
Single 50%

Rent or own

Rent 67%
Own 33%

Average Spent on Rent/Mortgage Each Month

< 800 9%
800-1500 59%
1500 – 2000 28%
> 2000 4%

Commute time

< 10 min. 44%
10-20 min. 40%
21-30 min. 14%
> 30 min. 2% 

Plans after residency

Primary care 30%
Specialty peds 49%
Undecided 21%

Each year about half of our graduating residents pursue subspecialty fellowships. Our residents are known for being well trained, and we have placed many residents into the fellowships of their choice. The rest of our residents entered general pediatrics, including general academic pediatrics, primary care, the growing field of urgent care, and hospitalist medicine.