Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc.


Via Christi Health System is the largest privately owned, not-for-profit medical center in the region. There are two acute-care hospitals: Via Christi-St. Francis and Via Christi-St. Joseph; a behavioral health campus, rehabilitation hospital, home health agency and outpatient services at several satellite locations.

The Medical Center has a reputation for excellence in many areas including burn care; behavioral health and addiction; cancer; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; emergency medicine; gerontology; neuroscience; orthopedics and sports medicine; rehabilitation; surgery; heart, kidney and pancreas transplantation; Level I (highest level) trauma; Level III (highest level) NICU; women’s health; research; education and wellness. There are 1,532 licensed beds, more than 4,000 employees and 800 active physicians on staff.

Via Christi Family Medicine Residency

Site Focus:

Family Medicine  

School Affiliations

  • KU School of Medicine - Wichita
  • KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics

Via Christi on St. Francis   

  • Total Beds - 718
  • Admissions - 30,859
  • ER Visits - 110,010
  • Births - 2,400
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 6,814
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 5,698
  • Trauma Center - Yes
  • DOs on Staff - 54
  • MDs on Staff - 554

Wesley Medical Center 

  • Total Beds - 504
  • Admissions - 25,279
  • ER Visits - 124,066
  • Outpatient Visits - 175,548
  • Births - 6,133
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 9,620
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 17,780
  • Trauma Center - Yes

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology (two-weeks only)
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • OMM
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • PM&R
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Urology
  • Wound Care

Fourth-Year Clerkships

Clerkships may be scheduled in the following areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • as well as various sub-specialties

Residency Information

  • Anesthesia
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • International Family Medicine Fellowship

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students will have access to the medical library, computers, internet, printers and phones while on duty at the hospital.
  • Meal Benefits: Students may receive meal benefits while on duty during clerkships through a special grant.
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is available to visiting students rent-free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call, weekend rounds and weekend rounds as assigned.
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in morning report, lectures, patient rounds, required reading, as well as OMT lectures, rounds and skills development as assigned.
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP is provided through lectures, patient rounds and in the clinical setting during family medicine and internal medicine clerkships.

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background Check and Drug Screen is required for third year only
  • Physical Examination required annually
  • TB Screening is required annually
  • BLS and ACLS Certifications must be current
  • Orientation is provided prior to the first clerkship
  • Housing available to third-year students, first come first served
  • Must submit a DME Personal Statement, Curriculum Vitae (CV) prior to Clerkship Match - Skype interview with the Program Director may also be required

Contact Information