Department of Psychiatry

Application Process


Thank you for your inquiry into the program at UMKC – Department of Psychiatry. We are glad you are interested in our program and are looking forward to receiving your application.

Here is information that you might find helpful about our program:

General information:
  • Interviews begin in September and are usually held on Mondays
  • Interviews usually begin at 8 am and finish by 3-4 pm
  • The deadline for application is November 1
We accept applications through ERAS only & they must include:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Letters of reference (3, must be recent)
  • LOR from former Program Director if attended previous residency REQUIRED
  • Copy of med school transcript (and diploma if available)
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • USMLE Transcripts

All application data is considered in selection for interview

Additional considerations for US Graduates include:
  • PASS Steps 1 & 2CK & CS of the USMLE or COMLEX
  • Be scheduled to graduate from a US medical school by June orientation
Additional considerations for International Medical Graduates:
  • Be ECFMG certified at the time of your application
  • PASS Steps 1 & 2CK & CS of the USMLE (Completion of Step 3 and one attempt per Step preferred.)
  • US Citizenship or Residency preferred
  • This program does not accept H1B Visas
  • Clinical experience in an English Speaking system preferred but not mandatory
  • There is no cutoff for year of graduation

Best of luck with the application process!

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Residency Program Coordinator
Sherry Bushmoyer
1000 E. 24th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Sherry.Bushmoyer@dmh.mo.gov
Phone: 816-512-7439
Fax: 816-512-7440