Thank you for your interest in the University of Illinois at Chicago Pediatric Residency Program and the Children’s Hospital of the University of Illinois. Our program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and all positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Applications will be reviewed, and selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Please respond promptly to interview requests, as an invitation to interview does not guarantee an interview spot. Applicants are interviewed during October, November, December, and January. Applicants are responsible for making sure that their files are complete.

Application Requirements:
• Completed ERAS application
• Dean’s letter (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
• Transcript from medical school
• USMLE Step 1 scores; COMLEX scores accepted for osteopathic students
• USMLE Step 2 scores (if available); COMLEX scores accepted for osteopathic students
• Letters of recommendation:
o At least 3 letters of recommendation, preferably from physicians who know you well and have
worked with you in the last two years
o A chairperson’s letter is not required

International Applicants:
Only applications received through ERAS will be considered, and applicants are required to be ECFMG certified. The UIC Pediatric Residency Program sponsors J-1 visas. Although we do not require prior clinical experience in the US, it is preferred.
At the current time we have no set criteria or minimum requirements for our applicants. We consider each candidate on an individual basis and make a decision to interview after reviewing each file. We offer 13 PGY1 positions. Our NRMP number is #1150320CO.


If you any further questions about the UIC Pediatric Residency Program, please contact:

Diane Arce
Education & Residency Coordinator
P: (312) 996-6101
F: (312) 996-5327
E-mail: [email protected]