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Via Christi Regional Medical Center, part of 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 with 907 licensed beds, and Via Christi-St. Joseph with 545 licensed beds; and Good Shepherd Psychiatric Hospital with 80 licensed beds. A total of 873 staff physicians provide care for the institutions. Our rehabilitation hospital, home health agency and outpatient services at several satellite locations are also available.
The Medical Center has an interesting history and reputation for excellence in many areas, including burn care; behavioral health and addiction; cancer; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; emergency medicine; gerontology; neurosciences; 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.
Marshall D. Walker, DOMarshall_Walker@via-christi.org
G. Marc Stephens, DOMarc_Stephens@via-christi.org
Richard Leu, MDRichard_Leu@via-christi.org
Todd Stephens, MDTodd_Stephens@via-christi.org
Mark Stovak, MDMark_Stovak@via0-christi.org
Marcia Beasley Marcia_Beasley@via-christi.org
Julie HarrisJulie_Harris@via-christi.orgOsteopathic Family Medicine Residency ProgramACGME Family Medicine Residency Program
Osteopathic/ACGME Dual Certified Family Medicine Residency ProgramAOA Residency: three-year program with four (4) positions per year, sponsored by Kansas City University of Medicine and BiosciencesACGME Residency: three-year program with 14 positions per year sponsored by Kansas University School of MedicineTotal: Family Medicine approved positions, 54
One of the strongest full spectrum family practice obstetrical experiences (including operative obstetrics) in the country, without the competition of obstetrical residents. Full support is given from the attending family physicians and obstetricians in the training and education of our residents.Next generation residency training in all aspects of rural, urban and suburban practice with an emphasis on the expected transition from impatient to outpatient services and an eye toward preparing physicians for a changing healthcare environment.Broad procedural experience in the outpatient setting including endoscopy training (EGD, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy), OB sonography (in both the clinic and hospital settings), LEEP, cryotherapy, rhinolaryngoscopy, and treadmill testing. An excellent resident-to-faculty ratio (1 to 5), with 18 full time board certified family medicine physicians including a board-certified internist, pediatrician, and otolaryngologist, who help coordinate inpatient and outpatient training for our residents. Our faculty are high-energy individuals from diverse backgrounds in both rural and urban practice settings. The entire faculty is committed to teach and train our resident adult learners.Family Medicine Residency has been on paperless electronic record system since 2006 and installed a state-of-the-art audiovisual conference system in 2008.Quality inpatient and outpatient training with large and diverse service population cared for at each of our state of the art facilities. This is a residency program with vision, commitment and excellent community support.
Time off: 25 days vacation; 10 days sick leave; 5 days CME/year Health insurance: fully paid; family $100/monthLife insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance equal to resident’s annual salary; long term disability insurance; professional liability insurance, on-call meals; professional development allowance of $1000.00 per year; uniform reimbursement; pagers; parking; postgraduate permit; ; and uses of all hospital libraries.First-year and third-year residents provided with a “get away” retreat in the Colorado mountains in September to relax and share experiences. Biking, hiking, and golf enjoyed during this time. Resident’s spouses and children are encouraged to join in the fun.One National AOA meeting funded during the third year of residency.On-call requirements:
Requirements for admission to training:
Via Christi Regional Medical Center929 N. St. FrancisWichita, KS 67214-3821http://www.vcfm.net Hospital bed size: 1532Occupied bed size: 68%ER visits per year: 106,751OPTI Affiliation(s): Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium
Via Christi Regional Medical CenterSt. Joseph CampusWichita, KS 67218Rotation: OB, Medicine, sub-specialties Via Christi Regional Medical CenterSt. Francis CampusWichita, KS 67214Rotation: Peds, sub-specialties
Via-Christi is a KCU CORE training site. Third-year osteopathic medical students spend ten months of intensive clinical training at St. Francis, St. Joseph, and Wesley Medical Center. Many of the rotations are done with Kansas University School of Medicine students. Most of the rotations have resident involvement in the training process. Didactic lectures are associated with all rotations. The majority of the students do their fourth-year rotations in Wichita following completion of the third year.
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