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Apply to Residency

Applicants may submit documentation via the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS). We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a total complement of eleven residents. We alternate between taking one and two PGY1 residents each year.

We evaluate prospective applicants in a comprehensive process based on multiple criteria. Applicants are assessed with respect to academic accomplishments, USMLE scores, personal statement, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and  interpersonal skills. Applicants who are deemed qualified based on the above criteria are selected for an interview. We typically hold three interview dates and applicants are extended an invitation around mid-October. Our interview process begins in the late afternoon with program presentations followed by transportation to the dinner venue. Individual interviews and hospital tours are conducted the following day.

After the completion of our interviews, both our program and applicants submit final rank lists to the NRMP. Applicants will be notified of their match results during match day in mid-March.

Questions? Please contact: Heading link

Avis Foster, Residency Coordinator
Department of Neurosurgery,
University of Illinois at Chicago

912 S. Wood Street, MC 799, Chicago, Illinois 60612

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