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Thank you for your interest in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). Please review the basic requirements before you begin the application process.

Basic Requirements

  1. Completion of USMLE Step 1 (or COMLEX part 1) with a passing score prior to application.
  2. Completion of USMLE Step 2 CK and CS (or COMLEX 2 and PE) with passing scores preferable prior to application. Passing scores must be documented in ERAS prior to the program's match list submission date.
  3. Must pass each exam (USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS, or COMLEX 1 and 2) on the first or second attempt, preferably on the first attempt.
  4. Graduate from an LCME or AOA accredited medical school within 3 years of graduation.
  5. Be a permanent resident or citizen or able to obtain a J1 Visa through ECFMG.
    •  KU Family Medicine Residency is unable to sponsor H1B Visas.
  6. Obtain valid ECFMG Certificate for International Medical Graduates
  7. Able to obtain a Kansas medical license. See the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts website for details.
  8. Able to begin work on July 1st.


Applications accepted exclusively through the ERAS system. Applications are accepted through December 1.

Begin the application process here: ERAS

ERAS applications must be complete to be considered, including:

  • Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Dean's letter
  • Transcript

Interviews and site visits

Qualified applicants will be invited to interview with our faculty and residents. Candidates will tour the KUMC campus and the Family Medicine clinic. There will be opportunities to socialize with the residents and faculty in a variety of settings. You will also have an opportunity to meet KUMC staff and nurses that work with residents in our program. View an example interview schedule.

We recognize that the residency application process is critical to your career. Connecting with the right applicants for our program is also important to us. If there is anything that we can do to improve the application process for you or your family, do not hesitate to contact us:

Kristen Estrada, Senior Residency Program Coordinator,

Feel free to call our Residency Office with any questions: 913-588-1902

Last modified: Oct 01, 2020

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