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Join the Next Generation of Physicians

Futures Made The Osteopathic Way

KCU medical students become compassionate and caring doctors who take their roles as health care providers to the next level, practicing in various specialties across the state, region and the entire globe.

of KCU’s World-Class Medical Students Placed in Residency Programs in 2023.

Residency Placement

Match Day 2023

KCU continues to lead the region in primary care, with 218 student doctors placed in internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine, as well as a wide range of specialties including anesthesiology, surgery, dermatology, neurology and psychiatry.

Pie chart, 2023 KCU Residency Placement by Specialty, detailed description to follow


  • Anesthesiology
  • Child Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology (Integ)
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology-Diagnostic
  • Vascular Surgery

KCU Alumni Practice Across the Region and Entire Nation

Our alumni practice medicine throughout the region, including Kansas City, St. Louis, Omaha, Tulsa, Wichita and across the Midwest, including urban communities in Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit. Our alumni are also practicing in both urban and rural communities in California, Texas, Pennsylvania and other states.

In fact, KCU alumni currently practice in every state across the nation.

The Basics of Applying to Residency

Residency match is an application and selection process for current fourth-year medical students and graduates seeking residency and fellowship positions and also allows institutions to identify good candidates for their open positions.

Our students are eligible to participate in the National Residency Match Program® (NRMP®) for ACGME-accredited programs. A match is identified using a computerized mathematical algorithm to align the preferences of applicants and programs.

Your residency applications and supporting documents can be submitted online through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). Most programs prefer this application method but check each program's website for details, as some may accept independent applications.

Military students participate in the Joint GME Selection Board military match program unless approved for civilian-sponsored or civilian deferred status. Military residency applications are submitted through the Medical Operational Data System website.

Students interested in ophthalmology and plastic surgery residency programs participate in Residency and Fellowship Match Services (SF Match)

Students interested in urology residency programs participate in the Urology Residency Match Program.


Take the Next Step

KCU offers medical training opportunities for qualified applicants with a dream of becoming doctors.