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.
You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by September 15th of the year preceding the appointment date.
To apply to the program, visit the ERAS Web site
The application requires the following information:
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
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.
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).
Given the unique nature of the dual-training and the scarcity of available training sites, we understand that students are likely to apply to alternative categorical programs. If you are interested in interviewing with both our dual training program and one of our individual parent programs (Internal or Emergency Medicine), please let our program coordinator, Kimberly Goodman know in advance.
You will need to apply separately to the categorical program and be offered an interview. We try to facilitate interviews with both programs on the same trip, but will likely request a two day stay to maximize your exposure to both programs.
If you live locally, we recommend scheduling separate interviews at your convenience. Those traveling from out of town will have preference for scheduling an interview date that will allow interviews at both programs during the same trip. Ultimately we are committed to providing you the best opportunity to learn about the residency training programs available at University of Illinois at Chicago.
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 http://www.uic.edu/com/gme. Of note, all combined programs in the US are non-ACGME-accredited and are subject to the provisions governing visa sponsorship.