Emergency Medicine


How do I get an interview?
Your application, USMLE scores, Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE), letters of reference, and medical school transcript must be submitted via ERAS before a decision regarding an interview can be made. We use Interview Broker for invitations and scheduling.
What happens on interview day?
Our planned interview process for 2022-2023 is for virtual interviews. You will meet and hear from the PD, have interviews with several faculty and residents and have the opportunity to attend a lunch Q & A with several residents. You will have access to a virtual tour and other information about the residency. You will be interviewed by the Program Director, either an Associate or Assistant Program Director, an additional faculty member, and one of our Chief Residents. We encourage applicants to meet some of our current residents at a virtual mixer the night before.
Is the program accredited?
Yes, the program has been fully accredited since emergency medicine residency programs were first reviewed and accredited. In June of 2018 we completed a scheduled site survey by the Residency Review Committee (RRC-EM) and received full reaccreditation.
May I drop by your ED for an unscheduled tour?
Should I e-mail the residency director to inquire about my application?
That is not necessary. You may do so, however our ability to reply promptly during application season is challenged by the number of inquiries received.
May I arrange a time to observe for a few hours in your ED
No. In the interest of fairness and due to multiple issues including COVID-19 and HIPAA requirements, we do not plan to offer additional visits or observation time. There is no expectation for applicants to request this.
Do you offer 'second-looks'?
In the interest of keeping a “level playing field” for all applicants, we do not offer formal second visits for individuals. If an applicant would like to return to KC, we can occasionally arrange an informal visit with a Chief Resident. We are also planning to offer two “second look days” in early February 2023; these will not be used to evaluate applicants.
Do you accept international medical graduates?
All applications submitted through ERAS are reviewed; UMKC as an institution is only able to sponsor J-1 Visas.
Do you accept applicants with prior experience?
All applications submitted through ERAS are reviewed. As the majority (but not all) of our residency spots are funded through CMS, our ability to take residents with prior training may be limited by funding and is considered on a case-by-case basis. We highly recommend having a letter of support from your current or prior program director if appropriate.
Where do your residents go when they graduate?
About 10-15% of our graduates stay in academics; either in teaching positions, through fellowships, or both. The remainder enter community practice. Among our graduates are editors of major journals, residency directors, chairpersons, and medical school deans.