Application and Selection Process

Our program fills 3 residency positions each year. Applicants seeking a PGY-1 Categorical position starting June 24, 2023 will need to apply through ERAS. All 3 positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

When selecting an applicant for an interview, the Resident Recruitment Committee will evaluate the strength of your application with all of its components, including:

  • The Dean’s Letter (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
  • Strong letters of recommendation
  • Third-year Core Clerkship grades
  • Research experience
  • Personal statement – mission fit
  • USMLE Step 2 Score preferable
  • Leadership roles
  • Service to the underserved

The program will review applications after October 15, and interview invitations will be extended to November 5th. We will interview between 12-24 applicants on four separate interview days.

Interview Day Planning

We have scheduled three in person interview sessions for the 2023-2024 recruitment cycle:

  • 7:30am – 5pm CST on Thursday, December 7
  • 7:30am – 5pm CST on Friday, December 8
  • 7:30am – 5pm CST on Friday, January 12

There will be an optional social mixer for those who would like to get to know our current residents and learn more about our program on the evening of Thursday, December 7th and Thursday, January 11th.

We have created an interview experience with the goal of us getting to know each other. Our Chair will gave a presentation before the interviews begin. There are two interview groups, and both groups will interview with three different interview teams of two faculty and one team of three Chief Residents. Before or after your interview session, applicants will interact with the residents including a tour of UI Health. There will be pauses throughout the morning or afternoon, so applicants can re-set for the next round.

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