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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

Our residents come from 22 different states and 3 countries outside the United States.

Married or single

Married 47%
Single 53%

Do you have any children?

Yes 9%
No 54%
Cat 5%
Dog 32%

Commute time

< 10 min. 46%
10-20 min. 45%
21-30 min. 7%
> 30 min. 2%

Rent or own

Rent 77%
Own 23%

Average spent on rent/mortgage each month

< 800 4%
800 – 1500 61%
1500 – 2000 30%
2000 – 2500 5%

Future plans

Primary care 21%
Specialty peds 50%
Undecided 29%

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.