Thank you for your interest in our Graduate Medical Education program. At HCA Midwest Health you will receive outstanding training from our newly accredited residency programs. We are focused on providing the best quality education with engaged core faculty, and a combination of inpatient and outpatient experiences. Our training environment includes exposure to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Lee’s Summit Medical Center, which deeply enhances our program. Our program is dedicated to meeting the needs of the patient population we serve. Our mission and values reflect our tradition of delivering high-quality, cost effective care for our patients and our communities.
About Our GME Program
Welcome to the Office of Graduate Medical Education at HCA Midwest Health. No matter which of our residency programs interests you, our faculty and staff are committed in our pursuit of a common vision: to extend excellent, life-giving care to patients across the healthcare spectrum, especially in areas with the most critical needs and shortages.
Applicants and Eligibility
Application Requirements and Program Criteria
We appreciate your interest in our residency programs. Applications will be accepted through ERAS beginning on Sept. 15, 2019. To be considered for our program, candidates must submit the following:
- Curriculum vitae
- Dean’s letter
- Three letters of recommendation
- Research publications (highly preferred)
- Passing scores on USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) on first attempt, and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS)
- Passing scores on COMLEX-USA Level 1, COMLEX-USA Level 2-CE, and COMLEX-USA Level-2 PE on first attempt
International Medical Graduates
If you are an international medical graduate, you will need to provide the following information/documentation to be considered for admission:
- Valid ECFMG certification at the time of application
- Permanent resident status or J1 Visa
- Clinical experience in the U.S. (hands-on experience preferred)
Why do physicians prefer programs at an HCA-affiliated facility?
- Number of opportunities. HCA has converted many of its high-performing facilities into teaching hospitals. With more than 3,300 residents in 239 residency and fellowship programs in 47 hospitals across 15 states, there’s an abundance of opportunities for residents and fellows.
- Range of specialties. HCA offers students a broad range of specialties, helping them more easily match and have a meaningful and impactful residency experience.
- Culture From Florida to Utah, we pride ourselves in creating a community of physicians who can work together to care for and improve human life through teamwork, partnership and unity.
- “Earn While You Learn” program. Residents and fellows have the opportunity to receive monthly financial assistance while still in training through our resident and fellow stipend program.
- Business side of medicine. Through HCA’s “Training Program Outreach”, we offer residents and fellows expertise and guidance to help navigate the sometimes-murky world of contracts, agreements and employment.
- Collaboration HCA programs are perfect for medical students looking to complete their residency in a state-of-the-art hospital environment that pairs residents with clinicians in their chosen specialty to make a difference in the community where they work.
- Innovation and technology. HCA is committed to innovation – fully immersing residents in hands-on, patient-centric care.
- Research opportunities. Our wealth of clinical data gives our residents and fellows the kind of insight that can transform the practice of medicine.
- Patient-centered care. Our programs teach residents and fellows to look beyond the diagnosis and to put the patient and their needs first.
- It’s a career. With more than 170 facilities, 119 freestanding surgery centers, 945 practices and 90 urgent care centers, HCA has career opportunities for physicians in all specialties. In fact, we prefer to bring HCA-trained physicians onto our teams, because we know they will uphold our commitment to quality, patient-centricity and caring for and improving human life.
Residents in ACGME accredited programs have many of the same benefits as regular HCA Midwest employees. However, there are differences in the retirement plans and the leave policy for residents.
- PGY1 $50,500 (in addition a $3,720 educational stipend)
- PGY2 $52,000 (in addition a $3,220 educational stipend)
- PGY3 $53,500 (in addition a $3,220 educational stipend)
*Stipend information is for the 2017-2018 fiscal year and may differ from future years' stipends.
An education stipend will be provided to the resident or fellow in two separate payments in the months of July and January. This stipend amount is provided to cover the expenses which may include but are not limited to those listed below:
- Educational materials
- Professional membership dues
- Conference and travel expenses
- Cell phone voice and data service
- Annual expense for on-call meals
New residents or fellows receive a $500 stipend to cover the time spent in on site and online orientation activities.
HCA Midwest provides a comprehensive list of personal benefits. The most current plans and enrollment and renewal information may be found at hcahranswers.com.
Benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Medical benefits, dental and vision
- Short-term disability
- Long-term disability
- Life insurance
- Flexible spending accounts
- CorePlus voluntary benefits
- HCA 401(k)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee stock purchase plan