Career Medical Student Electives

Our EM career elective is for students who plan to apply for EM residency. The career electives are available at each site in our four-hospital consortium.


Medical students are assigned to rotate at a single site for a four week block with five students assigned to each site during a single block. Scheduling will be done centrally through UIC.

Please let us know if the dates you have available do not match our rotation dates. We will make exceptions on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Students who attend International Medical Schools are not eligible for this elective.

Medical student education sessions

While you can only rotate at one site, you can tour the other hospital site Emergency Departments during our educational conferences. The current senior residents will do these tours.

In addition to our weekly conferences, you will also have the opportunity to attend educational sessions devoted only to medical students. These specialized lectures/interactive sessions will occur after conference; during your month, the sessions will include EKGs, Ultrasound, and Airway Management (with procedures).

All SIM Lab sessions will be hosted at:

Mile Square UIC College of Medicine Simulation Center
1220 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612 (5th Floor)

Social events

Hawkeye’s Bar and Grill

1458 W. Taylor St. Chicago, IL 60607

During your time at UIC, we have monthly medical student and resident gatherings. This presents the opportunity to get to know the residents at other hospital sites (in addition to the ones you are working with), attendings, and residency leadership. During the first four blocks, these will serve as the residency dinner, and you are highly encouraged to attend.


Residency interviews

If you rotate with us within the first four blocks of the year, you can interview for our Emergency Medicine Program. We interview once every four weeks after the weekly conferences.

The monthly Hawkeye events allow you to meet our residents socially. If you rotate after the first four blocks, interview invitations will be sent out individually by the residency, and those interviews will be conducted during interview season.

Please note that it is a separate application and interview process if you would like to interview for the dual Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency. Please see the UIC IM/EM Residency Link below for more information.