Kansas - South Central

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

Life in south central Kansas has everything from fields of golden wheat to the mesas of the Gypsum Hills, from wildlife preserves to the city skyline. This area with a population of 750,000, offers the quintessential living experience—small town hospitality, city nightlife and cultural events, or a return to nature on native prairies. 

In Wichita, the largest city in the state, you can go back in time while visiting Old Cowtown Museum, or a bit farther down the road, visit the Amish community of Yoder, where horse-drawn buggies are the way of transportation.

To step out of the past and into the future, visit the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center in Hutchinson, one of the most comprehensive space museums in the world, or visit Exploration Place in Wichita, which features hands-on interactive exhibits and interactive theaters.

Also, in this region are historic Santa Fe trail sites, pioneer history adventures, and ethnic cultural events in Lindsborg and McPherson. All of this, and you can still see buffalo and elk roaming the plains near Canton. 

South central Kansas is home to 30 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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