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Join us for the largest Health Care Career Fair in Kansas!

KCO Wichita

October 6, 2022
4 to 7 p.m.
The Vail

210 N. Mosley St.
Wichita, KS 67202

KCO Kansas City

October 19, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ad Astra Room

Health Education Building Room 5202
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

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Don't miss your opportunity to visit one-on-one with health care employers from across Kansas at the 26th Kansas Career Opportunities (KCO).

Representatives from over 50 health care employers attend KCO in hopes of recruiting the most talented health care professionals in Kansas.

KCO provides a chance to:

  • learn more about what rural and underserved Kansas communities have to offer
  • start building relationships with potential employers
  • find out which employers offer special incentives such as mission-minded recruitment
  • brush up on interviewing and communication skills
  • inquire more about loan forgiveness and repayment options
  • build connections to begin providing locum tenens/temporary coverage services
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

KCO Wichita
Thursday, October 6, 2022

2:30 PM - Registration opens for the panel at Mosley Street Melodrama

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM - Panel Presentation: Life as a Rural Provider in Kansas

From how to select the right opportunity, to what you can expect practicing in a rural area, a panel of health care providers will share their experiences working in rural Kansas. This eye-opening discussion is for medical students, physician assistant students, or any other type of health care student. The panel is next door to the career fair.

4:00 – 7:00 PM - Health Care Career Fair at The Vail

KCO Health Care Career Fair is the largest in Kansas! Start building relationships with over 50-55 health care employers in Kansas—learn what rural and underserved Kansas communities have to offer, meet employers with mission-focused incentives, brush up on interviewing and communication skills, and inquire about loan forgiveness and repayment options. Registration is free and includes beverages, hors d'oeuvres (depending on COVID regulations) and fabulous prize drawings.

KCO Kansas City
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 

11:30 AM – Registration opens

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM - Health Care Career Fair. Free registration includes career fair exhibits, prizes, and depending on COVID regulations, a complimentary lunch.

KCO Wichita
Thursday, October 6, 2022

Career Fair - The Vail (Formerly known as the Hotel at Old Town Conference Center)
210 N. Mosley St., Wichita, KS 67202

Venue Website:

Map to The Vail  

Panel - Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N Mosley St., Wichita, KS 67202

KCO Kansas City
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 

Career Fair - Health Education Building (HEB), Ad Astra Room, 5th Floor, 2146 W. 39th Ave, Kansas City, KS

There are several free public parking lots and a parking garage in the vicinity.

Even if you will not be practicing for several years, there are several reasons why KCO may still be for you:

  • Receive information from national and state loan forgiveness programs.
  • Network with future colleagues and administrators.
  • Discover the wide range of practice options Kansas communities offer.
  • Talk with exhibitors about providing Locum Tenens temporary coverage for them and make extra money during residency.
  • Scope out what kind of physician specialties Kansas communities are projecting they will need.
  • Get the inside scoop on what it's like to practice in rural Kansas at the panel presentation at 3 p.m
  • How far in advance are employers willing to sign physicians?
  • Do they take part in loan forgiveness or repayment programs?
  • Do they hire residents to provide temporary coverage (a.k.a. moonlighting) through the Kansas Locum Tenens program? (Residents can earn extra money and gain valuable experience working in various facilities.)
  • What is their patient population?
  • What services are available at their hospital?

Dress is business casual.

Bring a copy of your CV/résumé and a list of questions that you would like to ask exhibitors.

To win prizes, simply visit at least 10 different exhibitors and have them initial your form and turn it in at the registration desk for the prize drawings before you leave. There will be a variety of wonderful prizes from local businesses. Individual exhibitors may also have giveaways. Need not be present to win.

KCO is free to all attendees!

Complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Yes, we do not share your contact information with exhibitors or any third parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

You will have expedited check-in and receive pre-printed name tag and contact labels.

Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
Rural Health Education & Services
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: 316-293-2649