A Message from Dr. Krohn

Our mission statement at the Wesley Family Medicine Residency Program is stated below—the program exists in order to produce excellent, comprehensive family physicians capable of providing high-quality patient care in any setting, from rural locations to large cities. We train residents at one of the largest hospitals in the state (760 beds and 102 bassinets), with core faculty, community preceptors and staff devoted to family medicine education, excellent patient care, and community relevance. The program's University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (KUSM-W) sponsorship provides an academic home that delivers support for resident and faculty scholarly endeavors and opens the doors to the broader world of academic medicine.

Six thousand babies a year come into the world at Wesley Medical Center. We have four ICU’s, a pediatric hospital and pediatric emergency room. While offering state-of-the-art technology and care in a broad variety of areas, the hospital culture remains welcoming and nurturing toward family medicine. Family physicians are fully involved in running the place! Wesley offers exemplary training with compassionate staff—3,000 employees and 900 doctors—in a fun, accessible Wichita environment.

Our residency clinic is comprehensive and allows for the development of procedural competence appropriate for a broadly focused family medicine practice. We practice comprehensive care that integrates behavioral health with physical medicine. It is a wonderful place to learn and use the biopsychosocial model—a foundation of family medicine. We have an in-house pharmacist, social worker, and faculty psychologist augmenting our eight-plus family physician faculty members and 100-plus community faculty.

This program supports residents interested in particular interest areas such as maternity care, adolescent medicine, chronic disease management, advocacy, leadership, geriatrics, hospital care, and women’s health. All team members are interested in offering procedures within the family medicine clinic setting and beyond.

I love being a family physician. I love being a program director. I love meeting residency candidates. Please share your questions and concerns with us. I will look forward to meeting energetic, engaged applicants ready to take the next step to becoming family medicine leaders.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Krohn, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Program Director

Associate Professor

University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Family Medicine Residency Program at Wesley Medical Center

Residency Program Mission Statement

The Wesley Family Medicine Residency Program graduates full-spectrum family physician leaders who provide high-quality, cost-effective, compassionate healthcare in communities of every size and location.

Residency Program Guiding Principles

Our program is founded on six core principles originally described by the residency’s founder, G. Gayle Stephens, MD:

  • A Family Physician is a technically competent, autonomous professional.

  • A Family Physician considers the whole person, not simply an isolated symptom, disease state or organ system.

  • A Family Physician must be exposed during his/her education to a model family medicine practice to learn the virtues of wisdom, honesty and judgement.

  • A Family Physician cannot be trained solely in the ambulatory environment; rather, he/she must be competent in hospital care of adults and children, obstetric and intensive care.

  • A Family Physician must be trained with a formalized curriculum in behavioral and mental health.

  • A Family Physician must be reflective about him/herself. If the physician is often the therapeutic agent of greatest consequence then it becomes imperative that he/she learn his/her assets, liabilities, foibles and idiosyncrasies.

Residency Program AIM

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program at Wesley Medical Center strives to:

  • Prepare outstanding full-spectrum clinicians who are able to care for patients in the ambulatory office, hospital, maternity and critical care environments, providing acute care, chronic disease management, preventive care and procedural services.

  • Develop family physicians who seamlessly integrate attention to the behavioral and mental health needs of patients with care for biologic concerns.

  • Create a flexible training environment that allows residents to acquire knowledge and skills to thrive in a variety of practice styles and environments.

  • Aid residents in developing skills in utilizing and contributing to high-quality evidence used to guide practice.

Program Training Opportunities

One of the defining characteristics of training at Wesley is the number of procedures that fall within the scope of our practice. Wesley Family Medicine offers training in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient procedures to better equip our residents for their future practices.


Procedural training opportunities include, among numerous others:

Wesley Family Medicine Residency
  • Arterial lines

  • Central lines

  • Chest tube placement

  • Endotracheal intubation

  • Multi-layer wound closure

  • Paracentesis

  • Thoracentesis

  • Ventilator management

  • Abscess ID

  • Cryosurgery and electrosurgical destruction

  • Lesion excision

  • Nail plate removal

  • Skin biopsy

  • Bronchoscopy

  • Colonoscopy

  • EGD

  • Nasopharyngoscopy

  • Cesarean sections (primary surgeon)

  • Forceps and vacuum deliveries

  • High-risk management and deliveries

  • Post-partum tubal ligation

  • Third- and fourth-degree laceration repair

  • Ultrasound

  • Casting

  • Dislocation reduction

  • Fracture care

  • Joint aspiration and injection

  • Splinting

  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal therapy

  • Osteopathic exam in the hospital

  • Treatment of the Ob/Gyn patient

  • Colposcopy

  • Cryotherapy

  • D&C

  • Endometrial biopsy

  • IUD placement

  • LEEP

  • Tubal ligation

  • Echocardiography

  • Neonatal circumcision

  • Pediatric procedural sedation

  • Treadmill stress testing

  • Trigger point injection

Wesley Family Medicine Residency

Wesley Family Medicine offers clerkship rotations for third-year medical students and sub-internship and advanced residency perspective rotations for fourth-year medical students. We are unable to provide externships or observerships.

Rotations range from two to four weeks, depending upon the student’s schedule and desired experience(s).

Students may spend time in the following areas:

  • Inpatient rounds and admissions
  • Obstetrics
  • Special clinics/rotations (colonoscopies, gynecology, nursing home, OMT)
  • Wesley Family Medicine Center

For more information or to schedule a rotation, please contact Katie Kellerman, Senior Residency Program Coordinator, katie.kellerman@wesleymc.com.

Wesley Family Medicine provides a curriculum that is broad-based, flexible and offers a number of electives to tailor residency training to residents' particular interests. Faculty have helped residents tailor their curriculum to include emphases in advanced maternity care, sports medicine, the provision of care to patients with HIV, global health and disaster response, among others. Residents can get the training and achieve the confidence needed to practice in whatever setting they desire.

All Wesley Family Medicine residents receive and maintain certification in the following courses:

  • BLS/ACLS
  • ALSO
  • ATLS
  • NRP
  • PALS

See attached for 2021-2022 Curriculum List.

First-year residents spend, on average, two half days per week seeing their own patients at the Wesley Family Medicine Center.

To make sure residents have time to orient to their new duties, their first rotation is dedicated to learning the ropes. Residents are introduced to the hospital system, community resources, the ins and outs of the Family Medicine Center, and get to start caring for their own patients. The new residents attend didactic and clinical education sessions and receive training and certification in ALSO and NRP. During this July rotation, all call shifts are double-covered (with two senior residents) to assist the new PGY1s with their transition.

Working under the supervision of experienced OB and family medicine attendings allows residents to improve their skills and gain autonomy. WFM residents take care of the majority of patients delivering at Wesley’s Birth Care Center, and residents are expected to perform as primary surgeon on C-sections and to manage high-risk labors. Wesley Family Medicine also partners with Wichita’s HealthCore Clinic to provide OB care to the unemployed, underinsured and underserved persons in central Kansas and to give residents the opportunity to manage more OB cases.

Residents care for normal newborns and special care nursery babies, with an emphasis on gaining experience in the rapid treatment of infants needing further support or intervention. The family medicine residents admit and receive all newborns. The rotation offers plentiful experience in circumcision techniques, and teaching rounds and didactics are provided regularly by the pediatric faculty.

PGY1 residents complete two rotations on Wesley Medical Center’s very busy and diverse pediatric inpatient service where they are supervised by pediatric faculty. Family medicine residents respond to all pediatric code blues and work in Wesley’s state-of-the-art PICU. This rotation also allows residents to care for great numbers of pediatric oncology patients, as Wichita serves as a rural reference source for adult and pediatric oncology patients.

Residents spend two rotations as a member of the Wesley Family Medicine Inpatient Service. Residents run codes, perform inpatient procedures and attend regular didactic attending rounds. They also round on their patients, including pediatric, adult and intensive-care-unit patients. Residents provide primary patient management, and attending physicians are present to support and teach. This rotation allows residents to greatly enhance their ICU medicine knowledge.

Wesley has the largest emergency department in Kansas and serves as a regional referral center with Level 1 trauma certification. It is also home to Kansas’ only Pediatric Emergency Department. Residents work alongside emergency medicine attendings and spend time as upper-levels, helping to perform procedures and stabilize and manage critical patients.

Residents evaluate and do work-ups on acute surgical emergencies and participate in surgeries and consultations. Operative experience is tailored to each resident’s interests. Residents gain experience in colonoscopy and EGD and in procedures like casting, suturing, splinting, and lumbar punctures. Residents also run codes, including intubation, when necessary.

During each two-week PGY1 night-shift experience, residents will work up to five consecutive in-house call shifts, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. PGY1 residents work under the direct or indirect-but-directly-available supervision of a PGY2 or PGY3 resident, as well as the indirect (but immediately available for direct) supervision of a faculty member. During each shift, the resident will admit, evaluate, manage and care for ill adults, ill children and maternity care patients.

Residents will complete a self-study course on advocacy, begin to develop a community education project, attend a tour and guided discussion of a local health department, and create a Community Health Needs Assessment. Residents will continue to participate in their own continuity clinic and family medicine call schedule during this rotation as well. Optional longitudinal curriculum includes providing patient care at an underserved clinic and opportunities to advocate for patient health.

In addition to the longitudinal experience in the Family Medicine Center, residents are required to complete two block rotations dedicated to the ambulatory care of children. One block, Outpatient Pediatrics-1, is a required rotation in the PGY1 year and focuses on general, ambulatory concerns.

Second-year residents spend, on average, three half days seeing their own patients at the Wesley Family Medicine Center.

During each two-week PGY2 night-shift experience, residents will work up to five consecutive in-house call shifts, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. PGY2 residents work under the direct or indirect-but-directly-available supervision of a faculty member as well as provide direct and/or indirect-but-directly-available supervision of a PGY1 resident. During each shift, the residents will admit, evaluate, manage and care for ill adults, ill children and maternity care patients.

During their PGY2 year, each resident will spend two blocks serving as the acting chief on the Wesley Family Medicine Inpatient Service (which is a great responsibility; chiefs oversee the WFM intern and monitor all patients, including pediatric, adult, and intensive-care-unit patients). Residents run codes, perform inpatient procedures, and attend regular didactic attending rounds.

Residents will care for patients in various venues such as the clinic, inpatient acute care unit, nursing home and skilled nursing unit (SNU). They participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, hospice care and home visits. Residents also complete a reading list and an ABFM Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) related to care of the elderly.

In addition to a longitudinal experience in the Family Medicine Center, residents are required to complete two block rotations dedicated to the ambulatory care of children. Outpatient Pediatrics-2 is a required rotation in the PGY2 year and is designed to allow the resident to have concentrated exposure to adolescent patients and patients with neurological concerns.

Wesley Family Medicine is proud to be one of the few residencies in the nation that sets aside an entire block rotation dedicated to preparing soon-to-be graduates for their future positions. Guest lecturers include practicing physicians, medical attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors, and practice management consultants. Residents learn principles related to accounting, financial planning, licensing/credentialing, office insurance, marketing a practice, Meaningful Use, and the PCMH. Residents develop a blueprint for reaching their post-graduate goals.

During their PGY2 year, WFM residents expand their skills and experience as the senior resident on the maternity care service. Working under the supervision of experienced OB and family medicine attendings, and providing supervision for and instruction to the intern on maternity care, the PGY2 residents improve their skills and gain autonomy. WFM residents take care of the majority of patients delivering at Wesley’s Birth Care Center, and residents are expected to perform as primary surgeon on C-sections and to manage high-risk labors. Wesley Family Medicine also partners with Wichita’s HealthCore Clinic to provide OB care to the unemployed, underinsured and underserved persons in central Kansas and to give residents the opportunity to manage more OB cases.

Wesley Medical Center is home to Kansas’ only Pediatric Emergency Department. While on their Pediatric Emergency Department block rotation, residents will augment their knowledge, procedural skills and mastery of prompt assessment, intervention and disposition in caring for children presenting with acute concerns to the emergency department. They will also manage complex and uncommon presentations of disease in children who require urgent or emergent medical care, while working alongside emergency department physicians.

Though all residents spend several half days each week caring for their continuity patients, the Family Medicine Center rotations are dedicated solely to caring for patients in the ambulatory environment and enhancing the resident’s understanding of practice management concepts. Residents will see patients each half day in the Wesley Family Medicine Center, which may include caring for patients from their own continuity panel, in one of the specialty clinics, in the nursing home or caring for patients being seen for acute visits.

Third-year residents spend, on average, three to five half days seeing their own patients at the Wesley Family Medicine Center.

During their PGY3 year, each resident will spend two rotation blocks as the acting chief on the Wesley Family Medicine Inpatient Service (which is a great responsibility; chiefs will oversee the WFM intern and monitor all patients). Residents run codes, perform inpatient procedures, attend regular didactic attending rounds, and learn hospital billing. They also round on their patients, including pediatric, adult and intensive-care-unit patients. Residents provide primary patient management, and attending physicians are present to support and teach.

During the PGY3 night-shift experience, residents will work up to five consecutive in-house call shifts, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. PGY3 residents work under the direct or indirect-but-directly-available supervision of a faculty member as well as provide direct and/or indirect-but-directly-available supervision of a PGY1 resident. During each shift, the residents will admit, evaluate, manage and care for ill adults, ill children and maternity care patients.

Though all residents spend several half days each week caring for their continuity patients, the Family Medicine Center rotations are dedicated solely to caring for patients in the ambulatory environment and enhancing the resident’s understanding of practice management concepts. Residents will see patients each half day in the Wesley Family Medicine Center, which may include caring for patients from their own continuity panel, in one of the specialty clinics, in the nursing home or caring for patients being seen for acute visits.

Wesley has the largest emergency department in Kansas and serves as a regional referral center with Level 1 trauma certification. It is also home to Kansas’ only Pediatric Emergency Department. Residents work alongside emergency medicine attendings and spend time as upper levels, helping to perform procedures and stabilize and manage critical patients.

While spending time with family physicians and gynecologists, residents will develop skills in evaluating and managing gynecological symptoms, diseases and disorders as well as acquire knowledge regarding the appropriate indications for referral to a gynecologist for further management.

During this rotation, residents will acquire and augment skills in caring for patients with diverse acute and chronic musculoskeletal concerns. In addition, residents will receive education in orthopedics on a longitudinal basis during their continuity clinic practice and through the didactic curriculum.

Depending on their interests and career goals, residents can choose to complete a rural or international medicine rotation.

Residents who choose to do a rural rotation go to locations like Dodge City, Lyons, or Plainville, Kansas, where they are teamed with a family physician. Here, residents experience life as a “small-town family doctor.” The busy experience includes practicing full-scope family medicine; time is spent in an outpatient clinic and at the medical center, where residents gain skills in emergency medicine, trauma, operative obstetrics, surgery, and more. Residents are provided with housing (which can accommodate spouse and children, if needed) and on-call meals.

Residents who wish to do an international rotation spend time abroad in the setting of their choice. Upon their return, residents are encouraged to present a conference for their peers and faculty so as to share what they experienced and learned.

Under the direct supervision of an attending orthopedist, residents complete this rotation by seeing patients in the orthopedist's clinic and associated settings, as appropriate (training room, operating room).

During their PGY2 and PGY3 years, residents are allowed to choose several blocks of elective rotations to augment their curriculum. Wesley Family Medicine has structured a number of elective possibilities in various areas of medicine, including medicine-pediatrics, obstetrics, and internal medicine. If desired, faculty members may also work with residents to structure new electives. Please see the 2021-2022 Curriculum List for possibilities.

Requirements for a PGY1 Position are:

  • Graduation date from medical school must not exceed two years from the date the application is received in ERAS (3-year interval is accepted if resume reveals evidence of suitable, direct patient care/clinical experience)

  • Graduation from an approved LCME/AOA medical school or an international medical school that is recognized by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts

  • Must successfully pass USMLE Steps I and II or COMLEX I and II examinations in no more than two attempts on each test. Scores must be available to the program, in ERAS, no later than mid-February. On May 26, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USMLE suspended the administration of the Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam for the next 12-18 months. The Wesley Family Medicine Residency Program, then, will continue to review/revise our residency’s policies requiring completion of this exam prior to one’s application and the start of residency. The WFMR is working closely with our sponsoring institution (the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita) and the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts to determine if and how residency training permits (i.e. licenses) will be impacted. The Residency will continue to work with the KUSM-W, the KSBHA, and the USMLE to ensure that the residency application requirements are up to date and accommodating.

  • Three strong letters of recommendation from physician preceptors who have observed your clinical performance

  • US citizenship, permanent citizenship, or valid ECFMG certification required, prior to starting residency. (We do not sponsor visas. Applicants must be willing to apply for a J-1 visa if they match with the program.)

  • Excellent medical school performance

  • Excellent facility with the English language – written, spoken, and idiomatic

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the discipline of Family Medicine

  • Strong interpersonal skills and work ethic

  • Applications are only accepted through ERAS, and all applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Timely submission of all materials, then, is encouraged.


To apply to the Wesley Family Medicine Residency Program, please know our:

  • Program Name: University of Kansas (Wichita)/Wesley Program
  • Program ID: 1201911142

To rank the Wesley Family Medicine Residency Program, please know our:

  • Program Name: Family Med/Wesley
  • NRMP Program Code: 3054120C2


Note: Wesley Family Medicine does not pre-match. The program selects applicants solely through ERAS/NRMP.


The above are the program’s general guidelines. They are not set in stone; changes and exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Program Director.


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Resident contracts are administered through the Wichita Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME). This organization coordinates the salaries and benefits for all residents in Wichita. WCGME is an equal opportunity employer.

AY19/20 Salary AY20/21 Salary AY21/22 Salary
PGY 1 $54,342.42 $55,429.27 $55,983.56
PGY 2 $55,511.76 $56,622.00 $57,188.22
PGY 3 $57,462.07 $58,611.31 $59,197.42

Residents have outstanding medical, dental, and vision benefits, and their dependents are offered health and dental insurance at a reasonable cost. Life, long-term disability and professional liability insurance are also provided for residents.

Residents receive three weeks’ worth of vacation, five days of educational leave, and ten sick days each year. They also receive a $1,000 annual educational allowance and meal allowances during their on-call periods, among other benefits.

For detailed information about resident benefits, see the WCGME "Salaries and Benefits" page.



Wesley Family Medicine Residency
Wesley Family Medicine Residency

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