Applicants must apply through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Application Checklist

We are participating in the EM Unified Interview Release Date and will release the notification of interview invitations beginning on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 6 p.m. EST. Interview sign-ups will open on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 6 PM EST. After this date, interview invitations will be released on a rolling basis. We conduct interviews on Thursday afternoons beginning on 10/26 through December.

  • Official medical school transcripts

  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (Must have scores from the USMLE Step 2 exam or the COMLEX Level 2 exam)

  • MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)

  • At least three letters of recommendation, with one being SLOE (we do not have a preference for OSLOE for your remaining LORs)

  • 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

The interview

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.

The match

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).

Frequently asked questions

While the IM/EM requires a separate submission to the NRMP/ERAS, applicants can apply to 2 (or all three programs). We do recommend that a separate personal statement be written specifically for the IM/EM program.

As a separate program, we have an independent interview process. We understand the complexities of the interview season and the challenges of timing for students. At this time, given the virtual nature of interviews, we are not combining interview days.

No.  Given the paucity of combined training opportunities across the country, we understand that a student will look at other options.  We expect it.

Applicants who write a personal statement specifically targeted at combined training have a more competitive chance of matching into the program.

Solid performance on all clinical rotations, not just internal medicine or emergency medicine is important. Board scores need to be competitive, but there is no minimum score for consideration in the program. Research, while not mandatory, will make any applicant more competitive. The application committee does ask that applicants demonstrate leadership and excellence in their activities outside of their medical pursuits.

Applicants will be contacted by the interview committee after reviewing application materials. You will be able to schedule your interview at that time.

Graduates from the program have an oftentimes overwhelming variety of options upon completion of the program. UIC has placed graduates in academic as well as community emergency medicine. We have graduates actively working in internal medicine subspecialities (after completing further fellowship training) and general internal medicine. Currently, two UIC graduates are residency program directors and one is an ER department head. Graduates currently represent UIC on a national level.

Yes, applicants have to have passed either USMLE Step 1 OR COMLEX Level 1 for consideration.

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

Salary & benefits

Please use the link below for more information about resident salary and benefits.

Graduate Medical Education

Contact Us

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

Karolina Marczewski, MS 

Residency Program Coordinator
808 S. Wood St. Rm. 471 Chicago, IL 60612