Thank you for your interest in the Child Health and/or the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at the University of Missouri.
If you are interested in a residency with Internal Medicine and Pediatrics program you must apply through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Applications sent via other modalities (email, fax, USPS, etc.) will not be considered.
Please submit the following through ERAS:
- Universal Application (ERAS Comm Application Form)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Medical School Transcript
- At least three letters of recommendation (Departmental Chair letter is not required)
- USMLE and/or COMLEX results
- Personal Statement
Interviews will be by invitation only. Please do not call to check on the status of your application.
When you receive your invitation to interview, you will need to respond as quickly as possible and schedule your interview date on ERAS. After your interview date is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for your interview. This year, all interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom. More detailed instruction will be provided via email.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are there cut-offs for step scores?
There are no cut-offs for scores to apply to our program. We perform a holistic review of each applicant, and your board scores are a single component of your application. In general, 220 is considered competitive for USMLE and 500 for COMLEX.
Can I apply if I’ve only taken the COMLEX?
Can I still apply if I failed a step?
Yes. All applications are reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.
Are MDs preferred over DOs?
No, both credentials are considered equally.
How many spots will you be filling?
We will be filling four Med Peds spots and eight general pediatric spots, one of which is our Resident-Scholar Track.
Is there a cut-off date for medical school graduation?
Yes, you need to have graduated within the last five years. This means you need to have graduated on or before June 30, 2015. This rule may not apply if you have had clinical experience as a resident or attending in any country during the last five years.
Does your program accept International Medical Graduates (IMGs)?
Do you sponsor J1 and H1B visas?
We only accept J1 visas. We no longer offer H1B Visas.
Is ECFMG certification required for IMGs?
ECFMG certification is required at the time of your application.
Is U.S. clinical experience required?
Do you consider observerships as clinical experience?
No. However, observerships will be taken into consideration.
Are there any countries from which you do not consider applications?
No. Applications from all countries are considered.
How will I know if I’ve been selected to interview?
If you are selected to interview, you will receive an email from our program to schedule via ERAS. Interview requests via phone or email will not be considered.
Can you put me on your waitlist to interview?
If you are selected to be on the waitlist, you will receive an email. Waitlist requests via phone or email will not be considered.