How to Apply

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 2023. 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 6,  2022 ERAS website opens to applicants to begin working on their applications
July  20, 2022 Rush will begin downloading applications for review
July  29, 2022 Interview offers will be sent out to selected applicants via email
August 11 to September 23, 2022 Virtual Interviews conducted
November 16, 2022 Rank Order Lists due
November 30, 2022 Match Day
July 1, 2023 Fellowship begins



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