Application and Rotation Information


Consistent with the Residency program, student rotations are divided among our four clinical sites.
VSLO (formally known as VSAS) applications are open for rotations that begin in June.

Find out if your university is a participating institution!


Frequently asked questions

We require all students to complete either COMLEX Level 1 or USMLE Step 1 to be considered for our medical student rotation. COMLEX Level 2 and/or USMLE Step 2 is required to be ranked for our residency program.

*If your medical school requires you to delay COMLEX Level 1 or USMLE Step 1 until after your M3 year, please let us know and provide verification of from your school of this requirement. Please submit exam results as soon as they become available.

This is a tough one to answer as each site is very different. Peruse our pages to learn more about the sites and pick the one that interests you the most. If you are not sure, please reach out to us for guidance.

No, absolutely not. Despite the Program Director being at the UIH site, each of our four sites has their own Education Director & Clerkship Director. Each of the four sites hold equal weight when it comes to interview and rank-list time. A common misconception is that you have to rotate at UIH to match, which is completely false.

Evaluation forms will be filled out for each shift you complete, and those will be used to fill out your overall SLOE. The letters will then be grouped from all the sites to determine your overall ranking among your peers. Therefore, being at one site over another will not affect how you are ranked.

Please click on the link “Rotation Prep” for information about your upcoming rotation. This includes prereadings for the medical student simulation sessions, videos for procedures, and other important resources.

No. Typically, most students that rotate are offered interviews, however, this is not the rule.

You will attend the weekly resident conferences on Thursday mornings from 7 am to noon. You will also attend one or two medical student education sessions that will entail simulation sessions and procedure training. The conference schedule is listed in the calendar on BrownCoatNation. The information for conference site location, room location, start time, and pre-readings can be found by clicking on the specific day.

If you are rotating at Masonic or Lutheran, you will have an opportunity to participate in the incoming trauma resuscitations as these are Level 1 trauma centers. If you are not at these sites during your rotation, you will receive tours of these departments.

Hospital sites

Explore the four hospital sites you can be placed in during your block. Each one offers a vast different look into the practice of Emergency Medicine.

UI Health

Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Lutheran General

OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center

Site Contact Information

University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical Student Director: Dr. Lisa Gehm  (

Coordinator: Jennifer Ytem (

Phone: 312-413-4598

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Education Director: Dr. Elizabeth Byrnes (

Coordinator: Ruthie Rivera (

Phone: 773-296-7423

Advocate Lutheran General

Education Director: Terry Chiganos (

Coordinator: Tara Murphy (

Phone: 312-413-4598