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Our department offers two modes of entry.
The first is via the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). These applicants match for positions at the PGY-1 level (also known as CA-0 or intern level) only. They will do the majority of their internship rotations at the University of Illinois Hospital and at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
The second mode of entry is by individual application to the department outside the NRMP. This method is only for entry at the CA-1 through CA-3 training levels. It is a common mode of entry for physicians with prior training, such as an internal medicine or surgery resident switching to anesthesiology.
We understand that unique situations arise and we maintain a very flexible attitude. We occasionally will let you start your CA-1 training in mid-year to accommodate unusual situations.
Between November and late January, we interview applicants for the residency match. We currently offer 12 categorical positions. Applications are reviewed by our residency selection committee to determine suitability for an interview. All interviews are conducted on Saturday mornings. Interview weekend starts on Friday evening, when the applicants have dinner with several of our residents at a classic Chicago steakhouse. On Saturday, things get started with a presentation by members of the selection committee. During the rest of the morning, applicants alternately interview with faculty members (each applicant will have three interviews), or convene in the conference room to chat with current residents. The chief residents deliver their presentation around noon. This is followed by two more interview rounds, and some closing remarks by the selection committee. Interview Saturday is typically completed by 1:00-1:30 PM.
Below you will find contact information for getting started in the application process. We look forward to hearing from you.
Contact our Program Coordinator, Janine Daniel, about applying for a residency position: firstname.lastname@example.org
ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service)
National Resident Match Program