Ascension Via Christi Wichita


Ascension Via Christi is the largest privately owned, not-for-profit medical center in the region. There are two acute-care hospitals: Ascension Via Christi St. Francis and Ascension 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; and education and wellness. There are 1,532 licensed beds, more than 4,000 employees and 800 active physicians on staff.

Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency

Site Focus

  • Family Medicine  

School Affiliations

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

Hospital Statistics

Ascension Via Christi St. Francis  

  • Total Beds - 387
  • Admissions - 20,425
  • ER Visits - 56,874
  • Outpatient Visits: 117,012
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 6,443
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 3,656
  • Trauma Center - Yes, Level 1
  • DOs on Staff - 94 (shared with St Joseph)
  • MDs on Staff - 994 (shared with St Joseph)

Ascension Via Christi St Joseph 

  • Total Beds - 180
  • ER Visits - 46,679
  • Outpatient Visits - 103,716
  • Births - 2,482
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 562
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 2,453
  • Trauma Center - No
  • DOs on Staff - 94 (shared with St Francis)
  • MDs on Staff - 994 (shared with St Francis)

Ascension Via Christi St Theresa

  • Total Beds - 49
  • ER Visits - 13,757
  • Outpatient Visits - 27,185
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 400
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 900
  • DOs on Staff - 66
  • MDs on Staff - 415

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks)- Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Cardiology
  • Endo/Metabolism
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Ophthalmology
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Urology

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endo/Metabolism
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urology

Residency Information

  • Anesthesia
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to a call room, classroom with video conference capability, computers, dining room, internet, medical library, phones, printers, secured storage area, shower, study space and WiFi while on duty at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Students receive meal benefits while on duty to use at Via Christi
  • Visiting Student Housing: Unknown at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in weekly rounds, night call and weekend rounds as assigned
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in weekly didactics - depending on the clerkship
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Students are required to participate monthly

Unique Site Characteristics

  • DME Personal Statement required for Clerkship Match
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) required for Clerkship Match
  • Drug Screen required annually
  • Global Track Students must communicate third-year clerkship obligations to site as soon as the Clerkship Match Process is finalized
  • Housing available to third-year students, first-come, first-served
  • Military Track Students must communicate third-year clerkship obligations to site as soon as the Clerkship Match Process is finalized
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams are proctored at this core site
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship
  • Physical examination required annually
  • Skype interview with Program Director may be required for Clerkship Match
  • TB screening required annually
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 11/11/19

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Jake Jagneaux
  • Core Site Contact: Sherri Skupa
  • Director of Medical Education: Andrew Porter, DO