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?
On your interview day you will tour our facility and CMH, have interviews with faculty and residents, eat lunch with several residents, and have the opportunity to talk with emergency medicine residents and faculty/staff. You will be interviewed by the Program Director, either the Associate or Assistant Program Director, an additional faculty member, and one of our Chief Residents. You are encouraged to meet some of our current residents at dinner 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 observe for a few hours in your ED
No. During your interview day, you will spend some time in our ED observing the flow. Due to HIPAA requirements/concerns, we do not offer additional observation time.
Do you offer 'second-looks'?
In the interest of keeping a “level playing field” for all applicants, we do not offer formal second visits. If an applicant would like to return to KC, we can occasionally arrange an informal visit with a Chief Resident.
Do you accept foreign medical graduates?
All applications submitted through ERAS are reviewed, UMKC as an institution is only able to sponsor J-1 Visas.
Where do your residents go when they graduate?
About 10% of our graduates stay in academics; either in teaching positions, through fellowships, or both. The remainder enters clinical practice. Among our graduates are editors of major journals, residency directors, chairpersons, and medical school deans.