How to Apply

Rush University Medical Center, located in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District serves a diverse patient population, and our team of professionals reflects this rich diversity. Our department strives to uphold the mission of Rush University by cultivating a community built on principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. Students, faculty, residents, and fellows in our department, including individuals from underrepresented populations, different cultural and religious backgrounds, and those identifying as LGBTQIA, are welcomed, supported, and valued. Emergency Medicine residents at Rush receive an exceptional training experience that prepares them to become leaders in our field.

We recognize that the current Match cycle will be a stressful experience for both students and programs. Please check back here often, as will be providing several webinars, videos, and panel discussions to let prospective applicants know about Rush Emergency Medicine. The current schedule for our webinars is listed above. 

Rush EM Recruitment Webinars

Webinar 1: Program Structure and Leadership (August 12, 2020)
Webinar 2: Why Rush? (residents only, August 19, 2020)
Webinar 3: Sites, Rotations, Skills (August 26, 2020)
Webinar 4: Did not record, but you can check out a tour including some of our EM residents and some other great Chicago content on the Rush GME website. (September 2, 2020)
Webinar 5: Selection Process and Diversity (September 15, 2020)
Webinar 6: Wellness (September 23, 2020)


Webinar 7: Mentorship, Jobs, Fellowships (October 6, 2020)
Webinar 8: Social and Community Health (October 22, 2020)
Application Process

Applications for the 2020-2021 Match cycle are currently closed. 

Applicants must apply through ERAS. A SLOE is not absolutely required, but should be included if you completed an EM rotation. There is no expectation for more than 1 SLOE letter. USMLE or COMLEX Step 1 scores are required for the initial application and Step 2 scores must be uploaded prior to the rank list submission deadline. Interviews will be held from November through February.  Rush University Medical Center will consider applicants requiring visas as well as those who have previous GME experience. If possible, we will adhere to the Unified Release Date with rolling invitates thereafter. 


Interviews will be held on Wednesdays on the following days:

11 November
18 November
25 November
2 December
9 December
16 December
23 December
30 December
6 January
13 January
20 January
27 January
3 February
10 February

Candidates selected to interview will be notified via InterviewBroker on a rolling basis starting November 9 and with rolling waitlsit offers thereafter. Interviews will be scheduled from 9am-12pm via Zoom, with additional social events hosted by our resdients and by invitation.  Rather than a pre-interview social, we will be hosting 5 Second Look events where you will be able to meet with our residents, ask further questions, and get a better feel of our program family.

Our Second Look Events will be held on Thursdays on the following dates:

3 December
17 December - DEI Showcase Day
7 January
21 January
11 February


Thank you for your interest in Rush Emergency Medicine. Applications for the 2020-2021 Match cycle are currently closed. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago!