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How to Apply

Candidates must be graduates of U.S. or Canadian residency programs and be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in Illinois. We accept international medical graduates who have trained in a LCME internal medicine residency program, and have a H1 or J1 visa with at least two remaining years of eligibility. Our fellows come from many different backgrounds; we welcome racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and gender diversity in our program.

The Combined RUSH University Medical Center/Cook County Hospital fellowship participates in ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) and the fellowship match program administered by the NRMP (National Residency Matching Program). Instructions for completing and submitting the ERAS application can be found at Training in a Residency or Fellowship. Our program is listed as RUSH University Med-Ctr-IL. All applications should include:

  • 3 LORs, including a letter from your residency training director
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores (or USMLE and COMLEX scores, if applicable)

For those candidates who are interested in the ID/EIS Joint fellowship program: Individuals do not need to provide any additional items in support of the joint track application. Please express interest by selecting the ID/EIS Joint fellowship track in ERAS. RUMC/CCH is participating in the pilot ID/EIS fellowship program. For the class starting in 2024, each program can accept one candidate to the joint track.  Applicants can apply to both the joint and general tracks for this program

NRMP Registration

All applicants to the Infectious Diseases fellowship program are required to register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). View information on how to register and important deadlines on the NRMP website.


Date Event
July 2023 ERAS website opens to applicants to begin working on their applications
July 2023 RUSH/CCH will begin downloading applications for review
Mid-July to early September 2023 Interview offers will be sent out to selected applicants via email
Late August to early November 2023 Interviews Conducted
November 15, 2023 Rank Order Lists Due
November 29, 2023 Match Day
July 1, 2024 Fellowship Begins

We extend interview invitations to qualified applicants by email. Interviews are conducted from mid-August through October, with November dates available if needed.

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Contact Us

If you have further questions, please email Barbara Lovett, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Coordinator, or call (312) 942-9694.