Recruitment Process


The Department of Internal Medicine participates exclusively with the National Residency Matching Program and can be found on the Electronic Residency Application Service. You may apply through the dean's office at your medical school, or through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.


Scheduled in October through the end of January, on Thursdays and Fridays, and are offered to applicants who have submitted an application through ERAS. (Applications sent by fax or email will not be reviewed.)

A casual dinner is scheduded the day before with several of our residents, usually between 7-9 p.m. at the Country Club Plaza.

The interview day starts at 8 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. The itinerary includes:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Morning Report at 11:30 a.m.
  • Interviews with two faculty
  • Interview with the program leadership
  • Tour of the KU Medical Center facility
  • Lunch with the residents

Information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

  • The University of Kansas GME policy allows residency programs to accept J-1 visas, no exceptions. 
  • Passing scores on the first attempt of USMLE steps 1 and 2 are required - scores above 220 preferred.
  • A minimum of two months of U.S. clinical experience is preferred but not required. Observerships are not considered clinical experience.
  • Applicants should have graduated from medical school within five years and must meet the accreditation requirements of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts for licensure.  Visit the following link for additional information -
  • ECFMG certification is not required at the time your application is submitted but is required to start residency.

Last modified: Oct 06, 2015
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