Thank you for your interest in the University of Missouri Emergency Medicine residency program.

We accept applications exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

For the 2021-22 ERAS application cycle, we will begin offering interview invitations on October 20, 2021.

Required Application Materials

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Two to four Letters of Recommendation
    • At least one Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) from an accredited Emergency Medicine residency is strongly preferred.
    • Given restrictions due to COVID-19, students from institutions without an affiliated residency may apply without a SLOE.
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE or COMLEX Transcript - Step 2/Part 2 is preferred but not required.
  • A recent photograph
  • Our program can sponsor J1 and H1b Visas

Decision-Making Process

We review all complete applications submitted to us. Interviews are granted on a rolling basis, so completing your application early is beneficial.

Applications in the COVID-19 era

In keeping with guidelines from AAMC and the Coalition for Physician Accountability, we are currently planning on conducting online interviews for the 2021-2022 Residency Application Cycle. We recognize the many changes and the tremendous amount of uncertainty this new process can bring. Still, we hope that the below information can help make this modification smoother for all applicants. Please feel free to reach out to our Residency Coordinator if you have any additional questions about our modified interview process.

How will we conduct Interviews?

The online platform, Zoom, will be used to conduct virtual interviews on the designated interview day. Applicants invited to interview will receive information with specific details about joining our Zoom interviews as the Interview Day moves closer.

Are there any changes to the application requirements?

Yes. Without being able to participate in external rotations, we understand this will limit the number of SLOEs an applicant can obtain. With this in mind, a single SLOE from your home institution will be sufficient.

What if my home institution does not have an associated Emergency Medicine Program?

If you are unable to obtain a SLOE from your home institution due to the lack of a home EM Program, then you may apply without any SLOEs.

What if I am having difficulty rescheduling my Step Exam due to testing center closures?

While we prefer USMLE Step 2 (or COMLEX Level 2) taken before submitting your application, we know testing space is limited due to cancellations. USMLE Step 2/COMLEX Level 2 is not required to interview with us, but a passing score is needed by February in order to be ranked by our program.