Recruitment Process



The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Health System offers 23 categorical positions and 10 preliminary year positions each year.  In order to fill our preliminary year positions, we work closely with advanced programs in dermatology, ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiation-oncology, and radiology.  In addition, we offer preliminary year position(s) untethered to a specific destination program.  

Application Process

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by November 30th.

To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. All applications must include:

  • MyERAS application
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation - at least 3
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE or "Dean's Letter")
  • USMLE transcripts and/or COMLEX-USA transcripts

One of your letters of recommendation should be from your medical school's department of medicine chair, or his or her designee (for example, the director of the internal medicine clerkship will often write this letter).  

All appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website.   Personal interviews are by invitation only and are based on the applicant's academic performance, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores and/or COMLEX-USA scores, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments as detailed in the ERAS application.  Interviews are conducted on selected dates from October through January. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by email. We are unable to provide applicants with a status report regarding their application or selection for interview.  

Applicants should schedule USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS exams (or equivalent COMLEX exams) and release their scores to ensure that we can view the results of these exams before the NRMP rank list deadline in mid-February.

Program Eligibility

Current senior or graduate of an LCME-approved medical school (or osteopathic equivalent) or an international graduate with a valid ECFMG certificate and valid visa or permanent resident status.  International medical graduates are sponsored primarily on J-1 visas.  All appointments for residency are subject to ability to obtain an unrestricted Kansas medical license.

Matched Student Characteristics

With each match cycle, we aim to recruit resident physicians that have a strong aptitude, engaged personality, effective communication skills, and solid work ethic.  We hope to create a diversified class as it relates to background and career goals through the match process.  

While not predictive of future performance, a snapshot of certifying examination and school categorization of our most recent categorical matched class is as follows:

Step Data on Matched Residents
2017 2020 Grad 230 244 582 617


Medical School Type
DO 7

Last modified: Jul 28, 2017
How to Apply

Applications may be submitted through ERAS from Sept. 15 to Dec. 15 and must include:

Contact Us

For more information, contact our Residency Program Coordinator at
913-945-7072 or
You may also contact the Internal Medicine Chief Residents at 913-588-4010 or