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Residency Application Information

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is a participant in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Medical students will need to contact their student affairs or designated dean's office. They will provide medical students with manuals and instructions for accessing the Applicant Webstation. ERAS instructions and their token/key to ERAS will be distributed from their dean's office after June 30. 

Since the development of our website, we no longer send out brochures, but the website has all of the information regarding our program. There is one document that is required outside of ERAS.  It is a handwritten personal statement that the applicant must send via U.S. mail. This can be the same personal statement that is submitted through ERAS but must be handwritten. The application will not be considered without this document. It can be sent to the address listed below. 

*Residency application and materials deadline is Nov. 1.  


Application Criteria:

  1. Three reference letters from U.S. physicians, preferably from orthopaedic faculty. We prefer and encourage using the AOA Standardized Letter of Recommendation Form.
  2. Transcript of medical school record, certified by the medical school.
  3. Official Dean's letter
  4. Copy of USMLE Scores Part 1 and Part 2 (if taken)
  5. CV
  6. Handwritten personal statement (please see referenced paragraph above)*
  7. Photo

Additional criteria for those from medical schools outside of the United States

  1. Must have practiced in a clinical practice, internship, or residency after 2006
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  3. Copy of green card/working permit
  4. Copy of clinical assessment examination
  5. Copy of valid ECFMG certificate

Interview Process:
Residents selected for interviews will be notified and invited by email approximately 2-3 weeks after the Nov. 1 deadline. We only interview for two days and they are normally scheduled for the second Friday and Saturday of January.  

For more information: 

Juanita Ridgeway, Residency Program Coordinator 
Orthopaedic Residency Program 
929 N. St. Francis 
Wichita, KS 67214 
Phone: 316-268-5988 
Fax: 316-291-7799 
jridgewa@kumc.edu or Juanita_Ridgeway@via-christi.org

Last modified: Feb 15, 2018
Contact Us

Department of Orthopaedics

Via Christi Health
929 N. St. Francis
Room 4076
Wichita, KS 67214

Phone: 316-268-5988
Fax: 316-291-7799

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