Applicant Information

Thank you for your interest in the UIC IM/EM Residency Program. Uncover information about the application process and how to join the IM/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 15th of the year preceding the appointment date.

The application

To apply to the program, visit the ERAS Web site

The application requires the following information:

Application checklist

  • Official medical school transcripts

  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, with Step 1 a minimum requirement)

  • MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)

  • At least three letters of recommendation, with two being SLOEs

  • Current CV/Resume

  • Personal Statement

The interview

Applications will be reviewed and select candidates will be invited for an interview at UIC. 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 to time and finances for the students.  If a candidate is interested in interviewing for either parent program, we will work with the respective parent program to facilitate a visit which will meet the standard for both programs.  Please let us know in advance so that we can help to coordinate the process.

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. Interviews will take place on Thursdays in November and December. An applicant must interview at UIC to be considered for the program.

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, however all applicants have to have passed the USMLE Step 1 examination for consideration.

Yes, all applications are considered equally. For information on visa applications, the Office of Graduate Medical Education has a helpful website at Of note, all combined programs in the US are non-ACGME-accredited and are subject to the provisions governing visa sponsorship.

Salary & benefits

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

Graduate Medical Education

College of Medicine: 

Program Coordinator

Contact Us

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

Karolina Marczewski