Kansas - Northeast

Joyce Grayson
Tel: (888) 503-4221 / (316) 293-2649

An icy glacier stretched over these 11 counties, leaving behind a beautifully diverse landscape of steep, wooded river bluffs and vast, sprawling prairie.

The center of Kansas politics is Topeka, where John S. Curry's beautiful murals in the State Capitol depict the politics of abolitionist John Brown and Bleeding Kansas. The Kansas Museum of History in Topeka is considered one of the finest state history museums in the United States. For more history, a major point of the Santa Fe Trail is in Council Grove, and the U.S. Cavalry is housed at Fort Riley.

For a more flowery approach, the wildflowers, hills, and horizons of this region are exceptional. Hiking is a popular pastime here; the 8,600 acres of Konza Prairie near Manhattan has hiking trails that wind through the picturesque Flint Hills. Year-round animal lovers stroll through the Rolling Hills Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center near Salina and motorsports fans watch car races at Heartland Park in Topeka.

To satisfy cultural events and nightlife, Kansas City, Topeka, Lawrence, and Manhattan boast nightspots, restaurants, cinemas, museums, and casinos. 

For outdoor enthusiasts, there are nine major reservoirs and 30 municipal and state lakes in the region. Northeast Kansas is full of rich heritage, rolling hills, and quiet sophistication.

Northeast Kansas is home to 32 hospitals.

Kansas participates in the State 30 (Conrad) J-1 Visa Waiver Program. Contact Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Application information is available at the web site http://www.kdheks.gov/olrh/

Other J-1 Notes: Instructions for making application for a J-1 visa waiver recommendation through the state of Kansas "Conrad 30" program are available at the Local and Rural Health website:



All program updates are posted to this website. Applications are now being accepted and must be submitted by a health care facility or employer on behalf of a physician with a J-1 visa. Physicians are not able to apply directly to the program.


J1 Contact Information

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Office of Local and Rural Health
1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 340
Topeka, KS 66612-1365
Phone: (785) 296-2742

Joyce Grayson
University of Kansas Medical Center
Rural Health Education and Services
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214-3199
Phone: (888) 503-4221 / (316) 293-2649
Fax: (316) 293-2671
Rural Health Education and Services


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