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The rheumatology fellowship is a two-year program with an optional third year. Candidates must have at least three years of medical training in the U.S., including two or more years of internal medicine residency. Candidates must also be board-certified or board-eligible in internal medicine at the fellowship start date and be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in Illinois. We accept international medical graduates who have trained in a ACGME 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. Positions are currently available for two first-year fellows for Academic Year 2024. Find full details and begin your application today!

Apply at ERAS

The RUSH University Medical Center Rheumatology program 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 Rheumatology 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

If I had to redo my fellowship I can not think of a better place to do my training."

Narender Annapureddy, MD - RUSH Class of 2014


Date Event
July 5, 2023 ERAS website opens to applicants to begin working on their applications
July 19, 2023 RUSH will begin downloading applications for review
July 29, 2023 Interview offers will be sent out to selected applicants via email
August 17 to September 22, 2023 Virtual Interviews conducted
November 15, 2023 Rank Order Lists due
November 29, 2023 Match Day
July 1, 2024 Fellowship begins
Contact us

A portrait of Chris Alonzo.If you have further questions, please email Chris Alonzo, Rheumatology Fellowship Coordinator, or call (312) 942-4256.
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