Internal Medicine Application Requirements

We require our applicants to have graduated from medical school within the last 4 years.

We do not publish our minimum USMLE score criteria.

Only J-1 visas are sponsored by our program.

Applications only accepted via ERAS.

Application Information

Internal Medicine Categorical/Preliminary Program Tracks

The Department of Medicine will accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) . The following documents should accompany the MyERAS application:

  • Personal Statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Transcript from medical school
  • Letters of recommendation
    • One letter from Department of Medicine Chair (not required for Preliminary Applicants)
    • One letter from an Internal Med Attending
    • Optional additional letter from any other faculty with whom you have worked
  • USMLE Scores (Step 1 and Step 2 CK)
  • COMLEX scores can be submitted by Osteopathic applicants
  • ECFMG Certificate (if International Applicant) – You must be ECFMG certified prior to any interview.
  • OPTIONAL – One letter from any Attending

Supplemental ERAS Application

For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will encourage all applicants to complete the Supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program.

Please bookmark the supplemental ERAS application section of the AAMC website to find the latest information, FAQs, and resources.

This additional information will help our program staff learn more about your medical education journey, including more meaningful information about your work, volunteer, and research experiences, and for us to better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission.

This supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform outside the MyERAS application and must be completed between September 1 and September 30, 2021.


All correspondence should be addressed to:

Fred A. Zar, M.D.
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Department of Medicine
College of Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago
840 South Wood St., 440 CSN (MC 718)
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7323

Sample Contract

A sample contract may be found here: sample contract

Contact Us

Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medicine
840 South Wood St., 440 CSN (MC 718)
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Fax: 312-413-8283

Program Contact:
Angie Salas, Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312-996-4908

Christopher Zell, MS, Administrative Program Director
Email: 312-996-7836
Phone: [email protected]


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