Applicant Information

Thank you for your interest in the EM Residency at UIC! Uncover information regarding the application process and how YOU can be a part of our EM family.

Application Process

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by October 21st at 8am central.

Application checklist

  • Official medical school transcripts

  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (Must have scores from at least one USMLE exam, Step 1 or Step 2)

  • MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)

  • At least three letters of recommendation, with one being SLOE (OSLOE preferred, but letter of recommendation will be accepted in its place)

  • Current CV/Resume

  • Personal Statement

Due to requirements at our university we are unable to take students with H1-B or J-1 visas into our residency.

To apply to the program, visit the ERAS Web site

Applications will be reviewed and select candidates will be invited for a virtual interview. Our interviews are held on Thursdays starting in early November to late January.

Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All candidates must register through the NRMP.
To register see: National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

How do we evaluate residency applications?

Just like with our patients, at the University of Illinois – Chicago we do not use one single data point to evaluate our applicants. We evaluate all applicants in a holistic manner – this means that we don’t use filters or cut-offs, we value well-rounded applicants and take into account extra-curriculars, community service, etc.

Interview Day

Hello future UIC Residents! Welcome to the University of Illinois at Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Day- we are very excited to see you on interview day.

Due to COVID, we are determining the best layout for interview day. Please plan on interviewing with our program director, associate program directors, faculty and chief residents.

We will be hosting a pre-interview zoom meet and greet with residents the night before interviews. This event is not required but allows another opportunity to discuss the program with our residents.

Contact Us

For further information regarding the residency and application process, please contact: 

Karolina Marczewski, MS 

Residency Program Coordinator
[email protected]
808 S. Wood St. Rm. 471 Chicago, IL 60612