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Recruitment Process

The Department of Medicine participates exclusively with the National Residency Matching Program and can be found on the Electronic Residency Application Service. You may apply through your medical school's Dean's office or through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

ERAS - Electronic Residency Application Service

Applications may be submitted starting on September 15, 2012 and are required to be completed by December 15, 2012.  Please provide the following:

  • Completed application
  • Official letter from dean of your medical school together with transcript
  • At least two letters of recommendation from faculty members who have worked closely with you in medical school

Information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs):

  • The University of Kansas GME policy, allows residency programs to accept aJ-1 Visa, no exceptions. 
  • Passing scores on the first attempt of USMLE steps 1 and 2 are required - scores above 220 preferred.
  • Passing scores on the first attempt of USMLE steps 1 and 2 are required - scores above 220 preferred.
  • A minimum of two months of U.S. clinical experience is preferred but not required.  Observerships are not considered as clinical experience.
  • Graduation from medical school within five years and must meet accreditation requirements of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts for licensure.
  • ECFMG certification is not required at the time your application is submitted but is required to start residency.

Interviews will be scheduled November through the end of January:
Interviews are offered to applicants who have submitted an application through ERAS.  Applications sent by fax or email are not reviewed.

  • Interviews are conducted on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Applicants are invited to a casual dinner on the Country Club Plaza, hosted by some of our residents.
    • The dinners usually start around 7:00 PM and conclude around 9:00PM
  • The interview day starts at 8:00 am and concludes at 1:30PM.  The itinerary includes:
    • Welcome and introductions
    • Morning Report at 8:30 am
    • Interviews with two faculty
    • Interview with the program director
    • Tour of the KUMC facility
    • Lunch with the residents
    • You will be completed with the interview day by 2 PM

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine                                                                                                                                
Gerri McPherson, Sr. Residency Program Coordinator
913-945-7072 |

Internal Medicine Chief Residents
913-588-4010 |