Wesley Family Medicine has a tradition of training well-rounded, full-scope family physicians for practice in any setting. As one of the first four family medicine residencies in the country, the ideals developed by Wesley Family Medicine Residency founder Dr. Gayle Stephens set the standard for the programs that followed.
The residency is based at a large, university-affiliated medical center, featuring high-risk obstetrics, a Level I trauma center, a nationally-recognized NICU, state-of-the-art outpatient clinics, and much more. With 760 beds and 6,000 deliveries a year, more babies are born at Wesley Medical Center than any other hospital in a 13-state region, ranking it in the 99th percentile in the nation for deliveries. Wesley's Children's Hospital and pediatric emergency room ensure residents experience the full scope of pediatric care.
The residency has a diverse clinic population, with patients of all ages, and a 200-resident senior community with post-acute care, long-term care, and assisted living.
With the resources and support provided by the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wesley Family Medicine Residency offers the hands-on experience needed to help each resident physician achieve his or her practice goals, and do so in any setting.
Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, with a zoo, children’s museum, art museums, myriad restaurants and lots of live-stage entertainment. Yet, the city of almost 400,000, continues to maintain a small-town feel, with light traffic and a very reasonable cost of living.
We thank you for your interest in the Wesley Family Medicine Residency Program and hope that the information on this website will help explain why we are so proud of it!
“My favorite memory of Wesley FM is my night of 13+ admissions (of which most were critically-ill ICU admits) and one crash C-section. One of the most rewarding nights of my education.”
Hannah Haack, MD (2014 Graduate)
“My favorite memory of Wesley FM is seeing [faculty member] Dr. Chris Klouzek in a knight outfit. Enough said.”
Aaron Sinclair, MD (WFM Faculty, 2012-2022)
“Team meeting at Estes Park; nothing better than a mountaintop experience with your best friends!”
Stephanie Murray, MD (WFM Faculty)
“The residency’s Team Meeting trip where we lost one of the residents… but found him via a rescue mission!”
John Pharris, DO (2020 Graduate)
“The great people and it’s a fun place to work!”
Gretchen Irwin, MD (WFM Program Director, 2013-2019)
“One memory that stands out – and really shows what a family atmosphere we have at WFM – is going to a movie at the beginning of my second year with [fellow resident] Dr. Williams and [faculty member] Dr. Klouzek. We didn’t think Dr. Klouzek would ever do something like that and Dr. Williams and I were like, ‘What is going on!?’"
Veer Vedala, MD (2020 Graduate)
“My favorite memory of Wesley FM is watching the Class of 2013 residents serenade the graduating residents with ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ at the 2010 graduation ceremony. I have video of this if you’d like to see it.”
Chris Ebberwein, PhD (WFM Faculty, 2008-2021)
“My favorite memory of Wesley FM is the day fellow resident Dr. Vaughn and I were involved in a precipitous, unattended delivery…on the bathroom floor. When you gotta go, you gotta go.”
Candi Nigh, MD (2013 Graduate)
“When all the PG1s sang ‘Jimmie Shark’ at our annual Team Meeting during my second year.”
Jimmie Stewart, MD (2020 Graduate)
“I don’t have a specific favorite memory of Wesley FM, but I like that whatever we do, there is always food!”
Tessa Rohrberg, MD (WFM Faculty and 2015 Graduate)
“My favorite memories of Wesley FM are PG1 team building activities, Team Meeting, bonding during 'Fun Friday' call shifts, lots of game nights, and watching Drs. Winchester, Morgan and Dinkel hiking in Colorado and falling in the river.”
Heather Bloesser, DO (2013 Graduate)
“My favorite memory of Wesley FM is attending the PG1 ropes course. It was awesome and a great opportunity to further develop relationships with other interns.”
Danielle McDonald, DO (2015 Graduate)
“My favorite memory of Wesley FM is seeing residents help those who are short on time, too busy or just having a bad day. I also enjoy sharing dinner with residents while on call – no one will let you go hungry!”
Micah Hall, MD (2015 Graduate)
“Team Meeting during my first year of residency was unforgettable. We got to hang out with the other residents and had fun doing a service project. I learned how to circumcise a carrot!
Joseph Saffold, MD (WFM Faculty and 2022 Graduate)
“My favorite memory of residency is completing a ropes/obstacle course with my classmates. Blindfolded. Listening to Dr. Joseph Saffold use bird calls to direct our movements.”
Anh Nguyen, MD (2022 Graduate)
“When I became a second-year resident and realized that I had learned so much during my first year that I was confident teaching the new interns. It hit me like a wave that day, and I was so proud of how far I'd come.”
Marianne Kunsch, MD (2022 Graduate)
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