Residency Application Criteria

Letter to all 2023-24 Applicants

To apply, please use ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). We are able to view applications beginning September 27, 2023.

Supporting documents are required and should be directed to ERAS:

  1. Common Application Form and Personal Statement
  2. MSPE, including Transcripts
  3. USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcripts. (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 (minimal size 3×2 inches at 300 dpi resolution)

Applicant Requirements:

Two years or less completion from medical school. Must have taken and received scores for Step 2 USMLE or COMLEX by the time the match list is due but ideally prior to interviews.

International Medical Graduatesmust be ECFMG certified. One year of US clinical experience is required (not an observership) for students from a non ACGME-approved school. UMKC does not sponsor H1B visas.

Applications are reviewed and will be accepted through December 1st.

Preferences for interview are given to applicants who demonstrate:

  • clinical skills and problem solving
  • efficiency/productivity
  • leadership potential
  • patient-centered care
  • team player/group mentality

New class will have 12 residents.

Osteopathic Recognition Program requirements.

Statement on Signaling and Interview Methods:

UMKC Family Medicine Residency will be accepting signals during the application process. The program agrees with the AAMC that applicants signal their most interested programs regardless of whether they are home or away rotations. Candidates who signal UMKC Family Medicine Residency will have their applications reviewed first but will be held to the same standard holistic evaluation as all others. The holistic review includes involvement in Family Medicine groups (professional memberships), work experience, research, volunteer work, board scores, MSPE review, transcript review, awards, letters of recommendation, and personal statements.

All interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2023-24 interview season with the option of one of several non-evaluative open house dates in February to see the facility.


UMKC School of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. This means that all qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for employment or promotion without regard to race, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, gender or age, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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.


Schedule Your Interview

To schedule your interview date please contact Terry Winbush through ERAS.  Please include your top 2-3 dates. If you need to cancel or change your interview date please notify Terry as soon as possible.

  • Dates for 2023 – TBA

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