Medicine / Pediatrics


We are often asked what we are looking for in applicants. We are looking for future residents with evidence of past success ​in their medical education, even if ​your journey to that success took an unexpected route, overcame challenges, ​or broke you down to build you up. We are looking for individuals who will complement our team. Take the time to meet our current residents. You will find them brilliant, dynamic, determined, connected, kind, leaders, team players, and so much more. We are looking for people who will grow with us, encourage our team, enlighten us with perspective, ​and enhance others while they become the best Med-Peds physician they can be.

We evaluate the overall fit of applicants within our program based on personal characteristics of tenacity, dedication, adaptability, and interpersonal skills, taking into consideration the benefits of diversity of cultural, educational, and experiential backgrounds.

Associated Programs:
IM Categorical Program
Peds Categorical Program

Hospital Affiliates:
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Saint Luke’s
University Health

Pandemic Influence and what it means for applicants:

For the 2022-2023 residency interview season, our program will follow the recommendations from the Association of American Medical Colleges and continue with virtual interviews.

Residency programs across the nation have found unexpected benefits of a virtual interview season. We have been thrilled at the equalization of opportunity for all applicants to our residency program. While we miss the opportunity to see your smiling faces and to proudly show off our hospitals and university, we will offer you the most insightful view of program, hospitals, and our welcoming city in a way that demonstrates our dedication to diversity, equality, and fairness.

This year, we will continue to highlight the aspects of our program applicants need to know about us: our clinical training environment, our educational and research support, our extraordinary categorical programs, and our fantastic residency program culture.

Adaptability is a strength of the Med Peds trained physician and we continue to shine. We are optimistic, flexible in our approach, and determined to share our program with you.

We can’t wait to meet you and share a bit of our residency family with you. We have no doubt that you will love what you see.

Jacqueline R. Kitchen, M.D.
Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program Director