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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)

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 3, 2024 ERAS website opens to applicants to begin working on their applications
July 17, 2024 RUSH/CCH will begin downloading applications for review
Mid-July to early September 2024 Interview offers will be sent out to selected applicants via email
Mid August to early Early November 2024 Interviews Conducted
November 20, 2024 Rank Order Lists Due
December 4, 2024 Match Day
July 1, 2025 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 Alinne Tapia, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Coordinator, or call (312) 942-6098.