Residency Applications

Applications to our program can be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) starting September 1 (ACGME ID: 1102021129).

Our program prides itself in viewing each applicant from a holistic approach. As such, there is no hard cutoff for USMLE Step or COMLEX scores. We review all applicants including international medical graduates and osteopathic students. H-1B visa is not supported, but J1 sponsorship is available. 

Residency Interviews

In keeping with the recommendation of the Coalition for Physician Accountability (COPA), we will be doing all interviews for the 2021-2022 recruitment season virtually via Zoom. Interviews are held every Friday from November through January and typically last from 8 a.m. – Noon EST. There will be an opportunity for you to meet with our residents and their families informally the night before each interview.

We will send our first round of interview invitations in the middle of October and continue reviewing applications throughout the season on a rolling basis.

EMRA Residency Match Tool

Match Tool


Questions about the emergency medicine residency can be directed to our recruitment chiefs at


Acting Internship Scholarship

In an effort to recruit residents from diverse backgrounds, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to offer an acting internship (AI) scholarship to under-represented minority medical students. The scholarship provides $2,000 to cover the costs of travel, lodging, and other expenses associated with the four-week rotation. Two scholarship awards are available.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must be rising or current fourth-year medical students from underrepresented backgrounds (racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identification) in good academic standing currently enrolled in accredited United States medical schools who plan on entering into a career in emergency medicine.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

Once approved for the rotation, and to apply for this scholarship, please email the following short essays to Dr. Katelyn Yackey (, Dr. Linda Katirji (, and Kirsten Morant (

  1. Describe how your status as an underrepresented minority in medicine has impacted your medical education and/or experiences within healthcare. (250 words or less)

  2. Describe your past activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine. (250 words or less)