Residency Application Criteria

To apply, please use ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Our program is able to view applications in mid Septermber.

Supporting documents are required and should be directed to ERAS:

  1. Common Application Form and Personal Statement
  2. Deans letter, including Transcripts
  3. USMLE or COMLEX Transcripts. Preference given scores of 80 or higher on Step 1 and 2. (Must be eligible to be licensed in the State of Missouri).
  4. Three letters of recommendation, one must be from a family physician.
  5. Recent photograph
Applicant Requirements:

Two years or less graduation date from medical school. Must have taken and received scores for step II COMLEX or USMLE by the time the match list is due.

International Medical Graduates must be ECFMG certified. One year of US clinical experience is required (not an observership) for students from a non ACGME-approved school. The program will sponsor J1 Visas only for students matched through ERAS.

Each application is reviewed and considered as a whole and will be accepted through December 31st.

Preferences for interview are given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Have participated in community service activities
  • Are dedicated to Family Medicine as a career path

When candidates visit, they tour our facilities, meet with faculty and residents, and socialize at informal gatherings. If lodging or specific needs are required, candidates should let us know in a timely manner.

New class will have 12 residents.

DOs can apply ACGME, but can participate in an area of concentration with OMT focus to receive osteopathic recognition during residency.

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Upon request, the UMKC Family Medicine Residency Program will provide reasonable accommodation to an employee’s religious beliefs and disabling medical conditions. The UMKC School of Medicine will comply with all fair employment laws and will take appropriate measures to eliminate or prevent legal discrimination.