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Residency Application Process and Eligibility Requirements

NRMP Tracks and Positions Offered

  • 30 Categorical Medicine positions
  • 10 Preliminary Medicine positions

Application Process and Interview Scheduling Heading link

The Department of Medicine will only accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Our program will use Thalamus software to schedule interviews. 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 Regional Dean or Director for medical schools who do not have a Department of Medicine.
    • One letter from an Internal Med Attending
    • Additional 3rd letter from any other faculty with whom you have worked (preferably within Internal Medicine)
  • 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.

Applicants should review a copy of the UIC resident agreement before submitting their NRMP rank list.

Prospective residents should review a copy of UIC’s resident agreement and GME Policy Manual before submitting their NRMP rank list. Residents must comply with all requirements set forth in the GME Policy Manual as well as applicable Hospital and University policies.

Eligibility Requirements Heading link

  • Due to our high volume of applications, we are unlikely to extend interview offers to applicants who do not send a gold or silver signal to our program.
    • AAMC’s advice to applicants is that program signals should be used if applicants are interested in their home program, or one at which they have done an away rotation (MyERAS Guide for Applicants, page 6) to preserve consistency and equity.
  • We require our applicants to have graduated from medical school within the last 4 years.
  • We do not have minimum USMLE scores criteria.
  • The program only sponsors J-1 visas.
  • In order to be ranked on the NRMP match list, all interviewed applicants must pass both Step 1 and Step 2 USMLE or COMLEX clinical knowledge exams.

Interview Days and Thursday Social Hours* Heading link

The program has scheduled 25 virtual interview days from 11:30am – 4:30pm on the following Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays:

  • October 19, 20, 26, and 27
  • November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, and 30
  • December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, and 21
  • January 5, 9, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26

Thank you for your interest in our residency program!  We plan to extend our first and second rounds of interview offers by October 13, 2023.  If an applicant has not received an interview offer by this time, they have been placed on our waitlist.  Applicants on the waitlist could receive an invitation to interview anytime from late October to end of January depending upon available interview spots.  Our program strives to adhere to the NRMP Match Code of Conduct for Programs, which includes minimization of communication with applicants outside of the interview day.  We sincerely appreciate your time and attention, and we wish you the best of luck this recruitment season.

On Thursday evenings, the residents will host a virtual social hour from 6:00 – 7:00 pm (CST) for applicants interviewing on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.

*In accordance with recent guidance from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, to ensure equity for all applicants to our program, we will not be participating in any in-person recruitment activities.  All interviews and open houses will be virtual.

URIM, Specialized Tracks, and Subspecialties Open Houses Heading link

The program hosts several virtual open houses during the recruitment period. The Administrative Team will email the registration links to scheduled applicants.

  • Under-represented in Medicine Open House
    Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • Specialized Tracks Open House
    Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • Subspecialties Open House
    Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Contact Residency Program Administration Team Heading link

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University of Illinois Chicago
840 South Wood Street, Suite 1020S
CSB MC 787
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7323