Applicant Information

Thank you for your interest in our Neurology residency program. We only accept applications received through the Electronic Residency Application Service and National Resident Matching Program. To be fair to all candidates we do not review or consider materials submitted outside of ERAS.

We accept applications through ERAS starting on September 15, 2014 and we interview selected candidates between October and early January. We currently do not have any openings other than for the upcoming match in February 2015.

  

Candidate Eligibility 

  • Graduates of medical students in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment, or
    • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction in which they are training, or
    • International Medical Graduates must have either a J1 visa, Employment Authorization Document (EAD), or be a permanent resident (Green Card). Our department does not sponsor H1 visas for residents.
  • Please see the KUMC Graduate Medical Education website for complete information.

We will not interview candidates who do not meet these requirements.

 

Residency candidates are invited to interview with our residency program based on these criteria:

  • Performance in medical school, as shown on their official transcript and Dean's letter
  • Performance in the basic and clinical science years, as evidenced by the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Performance on the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 or COMPLEX 1 and 2 examinations
  • A letter of reference from the Chairman of Neurology at their medical school
  • Two additional letters of reference, preferably from Neurologists
  • The personal statement in their ERAS application.

Candidates graduated more than five years ago or who have failed USMLE or COMLEX multiple times are not considered for our residency program.

International Medical Graduates applying for a Neurology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center are selected on the basis of the same criteria as above. In addition, they must have the following:

  • ECFMG certification at the time of application to the residency program
  • Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD) or Green Card, or
  • The applicant must have a J1 visa at the time of application. For holders of H1 visas, these must be converted to J1 by the start of training. We can't sponsor H1 visas.
  • In addition, a foreign graduate's medical school must be included in the list of "approved" medical schools on the KSBHA's website and the school must not appear on the list of "disapproved" schools

The Neurology Residency Selection Committee, consisting of the chair, residency program director, the associate directors, faculty members and residents meet jointly to review all candidates and to determine our rank order list. In addition to the criteria above, we consider personal and professional traits, based on interviews with the Program Director and several other faculty and residents in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

 

We fully support the All In policy of the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and will not make or consider any offers outside of the Match and the post match SOAP program.

 

Richard M. Dubinsky, MD, MPH
Professor and Residency Program Director
Department of Neurology
University of Kansas Medical Center

 

For further information about our residency program please contact:

Denise Zeller (dzeller@kumc.edu link)
Education Coordinator
Department of Neurology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2012
3901 Rainbow, Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588 6926

Last modified: Aug 11, 2014
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