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Interview Process

Interviews are scheduled during the months of October through December, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and are offered to applicants who have submitted an application through ERAS. (Applications sent by fax or email will not be reviewed).  This year's interview dates are Wednesday, October 31, 2018; Wednesday, November 7, 2108; Saturday, November 17, 2018, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, and Saturday, December 15, 2018. A typical itinerary includes breakfast, introduction to the program, interviews with General Surgery faculty members, lunch, and tour of the medical center.  The interview day starts at 7:45 a.m. and generally concludes around  2:00 p.m.


Invitations are extended via email.  Candidates selected for interviews will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and residents on their interview day.  The interview schedule is listed below:  

7:45 a.m. -- Arrival and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. -- Overview of Program by Dr. Kurt Schropp, Residency Program Director

8:30 a.m. -- Interviews with Faculty and Tour of KUMC by Current Residents

12:00 p.m. -- Lunch with Residents and Faculty

12:30 p.m. -- Interviews and Tours Continue  

2:00 p.m. -- Interview Ends

If you need lodging, we recommend the Holiday Inn Express across from the medical center campus. 

On the day of your interview, please park in one of the public parking facilities and bring your parking ticket to be validated.  

Applicant Social

The Department of Surgery hosts an informal dinner the evening prior to the Interview Day. The evening will begin at 7:00 pm.  It is a casual event, so feel free to wear jeans.  Spouses or significant others are welcome. This is a great time to get to know some of our residents outside the hospital.  Although not required for ranking, past applicants have found it to be very informative. When you RSVP for your interview day, please RSVP for the dinner as well, and let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.  

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018