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We are accepting applications for the 2016 - 2017 academic year via ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. Our program is listed as Rush University Med Ctr-IL. Relevant program numbers are:

1147140C0 for Internal Medicine
1147140P0 for Medicine-Preliminary
1147140P1 for Med-Prelim/Neurology

A completed application must include:

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of these letters should be from the chairman of medicine or his/her designate)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Photo

International medical graduates require all of the above, plus:

  • Graduated medical school within the last four years
  • Recent clinical training or recent graduate
  • At least 6 months of clinical experience in the United States
  • Valid ECFMG certificate by the time of the match
  • USMLE 1 and USMLE 2 scores above 220

The Department of Medicine sponsors both J-1 and H1-B visas. Please contact our Office of International Services at (312) 942-2030 with further visa questions.

Interview & Selection Process

Our residency program attracts applicants from around the world. Graduates of LCME-accredited allopathic, osteopathic and international medical schools must apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Applications are screened with attention to performance during the pre-clinical and clinical years, USMLE 1 exam scores, USMLE 2 exam scores when available, MSPE, and letters of recommendation. Our screening process does not discriminate based upon gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, economic status, or place of residence.

Invitations are extended to qualified applicants by email. Candidates who cannot make one of the 16 group dates may be accommodated on an individual basis at our discretion. Interviews are conducted from the middle of November through the end of January. The interview day consists of a case conference, a description of the training program by program leadership, two faculty interviews, lunch with our housestaff, and a tour of the Medical Center.

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. All requests for program information should be directed to:

Senior Program Coordinators for the Department of Medicine Residency Program


Laney McDougal
Senior Program Coordinator
Department of Internal Medicine

Emelina Quintana
Senior Program Coordinator
Department of Internal Medicine

If you are a medical student interested in pursuing an elective in the Department of Internal Medicine, please email Gloria Watkins, clerkship coordinator, Rush Medical College at

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