Here's everything you need to know to apply to our residency program.
Thank you for your interest in our Neurology residency program. We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). To be fair to all candidates we do not review or consider materials submitted outside of ERAS.
We accept applications through the ERAS starting on September 15, and selected candidates are interviewed between October and early January. We currently do not have any openings other than for the upcoming match in March 2022.
- Graduates of medical schools 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 will sponsor H-1B visas for residents who meet the H-1B visa requirements.
- Please see KU Medical Center's Office of 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 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 COMLEX 1 and 2 examinations
- A letter of reference from the Chairman of Neurology at their medical school is preferred
- Two additional letters of reference, preferably from Neurologists
- The personal statement in their ERAS application
Candidates who matriculated more than five years ago or who have failed USMLE or COMLEX multiple times are not considered for our residency program.
Interview criteria for international medical school graduates
International medical school 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 valid visa at the time of application. We will sponsor a J1 or H-1B visa for applicants who match with our program and meet the visa requirements.
- In addition, a foreign graduate's medical school must be included in the list of "approved" medical schools on the Kansas State Board of Healing Art's website and the school must not appear on the list of "disapproved" schools
The Neurology Residency Selection Committee is made up of the following:
- Department chair
- Residency program director
- Associate and assistant program directors
The committee meets 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.
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 postmatch Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).
For further information about our residency program, please contact:
Senior Residency Coordinator
Department of Neurology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2012 SSB
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160