Psychiatry Residency

Why Kansas City?


Welcome to Kansas City

Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, the Greater Kansas City area is a vibrant and diverse region that offers a unique blend of culture, history, and opportunity. With its rich jazz heritage, the city has a rhythm all its own, creating a fusion of old-world charm and modern growth. Here, you’ll find a thriving arts scene, a strong sense of community, and a welcoming atmosphere that makes it easy to call this place home.  Our program is literally located at the heart of the city, with the main hospital sitting on a hill overlooking the city skyline.  Here are a few of the distinctive features that set Kansas City apart.

  1. Barbecue: Kansas City is well known as the Barbecue Capital of the World! Savor the world-famous barbecue that Kansas City is renowned for, with its mouthwatering ribs, brisket, and burnt ends.
  2. Jazz Heritage: Explore the birthplace of jazz and blues legends like Charlie Parker, with numerous jazz clubs and festivals celebrating this musical tradition.  There is vibrant entertainment district, 18thand Vine, which centers around this Jazz heritage.
  1. Fountains and Boulevards: Known as the “City of Fountains” and admired for its picturesque boulevards, the city’s stunning architecture and lush greenery create a captivating urban landscape.
  1. Sports Enthusiasm: Cheer for one of the 4 professional sports teams in the city – the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL), Kansas City Royals (MLB), Sporting Kansas City (MLS), or the Kansas City Current (National Women’s Soccer League) and immerse yourself in the city’s passionate sports culture.
  1. Low Cost of Living: Enjoy an affordable cost of living compared to many major U.S. cities, making it easier to live and put down roots.
  1. Outdoor Beauty: Embrace the great outdoors with numerous parks, trails, gardens, and the scenic Missouri River, offering plenty of recreational opportunities.
  1. Family-Friendly: Raise a family in a supportive community with excellent schools, kid-friendly attractions (Worlds of Fun, Kansas City Zoo, Science City, Legoland, SeaLife), and safe neighborhoods.
  1. Entertainment and Arts/Culture: Immerse yourself in the local art scene with world-class museums, theaters, and galleries, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and the T-Mobile Center.  There are also numerous entertainment venues, often hosting live music and large gatherings.
  1. Historic Sites: Discover the area’s rich history through landmarks like the 18th and Vine District, the National World War I Museum, and the historic Westport district.
  1. Convenient Location: Enjoy easy access to major highways and a brand new airport, making weekend getaways and travel a breeze.
  2. Friendly Midwest Hospitality: Experience the warmth and friendliness of Midwestern hospitality, where people greet you with a smile and a genuine willingness to help.

The Greater Kansas City area is more than just a place to live; it’s a vibrant, welcoming community that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re drawn to its cultural richness, career opportunities, or the chance to savor the best barbecue in the world, Kansas City invites you to make it your new home. Come join us in the heart of America!