Internal Medicine Application Requirements

We require our applicants to have graduated from medical school within the last 4 years.

We do not publish our minimum USMLE score criteria.

Only J-1 visas are sponsored by our program.

Applications only accepted via ERAS.

Application Information

Internal Medicine Categorical/Preliminary Program Tracks

The Department of Medicine will be accepting applications via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) . The following documents should accompany the ERAS application:

  • Personal Statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Transcript from medical school
  • One letter from Department of Medicine
  • One letter from Internal Med Attending
  • USMLE Scores (Step 1 and Step 2 CK+CS)
  • COMLEX scores can be submitted by Osteopathic applicants, but please be aware that USMLE scores are required.
  • ECFMG Certificate (if International Applicant) – You must be ECFMG certified prior to any interview.
  • OPTIONAL – One letter from any Attending

Any supplementary material outside of ERAS will not be accepted.

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Fred A. Zar, M.D.
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Department of Medicine
College of Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago
840 South Wood St., 440 CSN (MC 718)
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7323

Combined Programs

The required documents would be the same for the combined programs as for Medicine, except the Chairman’s letter should be from both departments concerned, Medicine and Pediatrics or Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

The Combined Internal Medicine / Emergency Medicine program will be accepting applications via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) only. All Correspondence should be addressed to:

Carissa Tyo, MD
Program Director,
Internal Medicine / Emergency Medicine Residency Program

The Combined Medicine / Pediatrics program will be participating in ERAS, and will accept applications via mail. Please send all correspondence to:

Pavan K.  Srivastava, MD
Program Director Medicine / Pediatrics

University of Illinois at Chicago
840 S. Wood Street, M/C 856
Chicago, IL 60612
P: 312-996-1899

Contact Us

Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine
840 South Wood St., 440 CSN (MC 718)
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Fax: 312-413-8283

Program Contacts:
Erin Berkley
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 312-996-7836

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