Emergency Medicine


How do I get an interview?
Your application, USMLE or COMLEX 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 program conducts all interviews virtually using the ZOOM platform.  You will meet and hear from the PD, have interviews with several faculty and residents and have the opportunity to attend a virtual 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, our program is accredited by the ACGME. Our most recent site survey by the Residency Review Committee (RRC-EM) took place in June 2018. The program has been fully accredited since emergency medicine residency programs were first reviewed and accredited.
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 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'?
We do plan to offer two informal second look days in late January/early February; these will not be used to evaluate applicants. If you are selected for the interview process, you will be notified of those scheduled dates once they become available. In fairness to applicants who may not be able to attend a second look, our program leadership are not provided a list of second look attendees and our rank list will be compiled before second looks.
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, ED directors, and medical school deans.