How to Apply

9/15/15: Applicant’s, please do not send application via email, fax or regular mail to the Program Director or Program Administrator. Be assured that if you have sent your application via ERAS we will receive your application. Due to the high number of emails, faxes and regular mail we receive we will be unable to review any application materials sent outside of ERAS. That you for your understanding.

Interviews start in November and end in January. Interviews are by invitation only. 


How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in residency training at Chicago Medical School! We look forward to receiving your completed application. Please note that applications are only accepted via ERAS. Applications sent via email, fax, or regular mail will not be reviewed. Please be assured that if you have sent your application via ERAS, we will receive it. Applications are reviewed when all required documents (see below) have been received.  

Applicant Selection Procedures and Requirements – 2015

We are offering 8 categorical positions for the 2016 match.

Applications will be reviewed when all required documents (see below) have been received, beginning on September 15th. Interviews will take place from November 2015 through January 2016.

The deadline for submitting a completed application is December 31, 2015.

Preference will be given to US Citizens and Permanent Residents. 

For those who require a training visa, we sponsor only the J1 visa. No exceptions.

Step 2 score (CS and CK) is required for applicants who have already graduated from medical school and applicants currently enrolled in a non-US medical school. We will review applications and offer interviews to current US medical students without a step 2 score; however, a passing score for Step 2 CS and CK must be on file in order to be considered for our rank order list. 

Preferred candidates would be one that has graduated no longer than five (5) years prior to application date. 

Required documents for ALL applicants

Selective Service Registration: Male applicants, U.S. citizens and permanent residents, 
must have registered with the US Selective Service Agency between the ages of 18-26. Male, 
non-U.S. citizen applicants who entered the United States after age 26 will be required to obtain 
a Status Information Letter from Selective Service indicating exemption from registration. For 
complete information, visit

ERAS Common Application Form

Curriculum Vitae

Dean’s Letter (MSPE)

3 letters of recommendation

Personal statement

Medical School Transcripts

USMLE or COMLEX Transcripts

Step 1 Score

International Medical Graduates

In order to be considered for an interview, International Medical Graduates must meet the following criteria:

Step 1 score – must have a 3 digit score of at least 205 on first attempt

Step 2 CK score – must have a 3 digit score of at least 205 on first attempt

Step 2 CS – must have passed on first attempt

US clinical experience is required. We prefer this to be hands-on patient care, though observerships and research are acceptable. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a US clinical experience.

Must be fluent in spoken and written English

ECFMG Status Report – Please note that you must be eligible for an ECFMG certificate in order to apply. Graduates must have ECFMG certification on file prior to rank order submission. Current students do not need to be ECFMG certified by the rank order date though they must obtain their certificate prior to July 1.  For information on how to become ECFMG certified, please visit


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