Prospective Applicants

Virtual Events:

You’re invited to join Drs. Schimpke, Govekar, Perez and Bonomo along with current residents to learn about the Rush General Surgery Residency program in our virtual open house on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 at 6:00pm CST. Our team will share personal experiences and answer your questions in an interactive Zoom! This event is open to all M4 students interested in applying to our general surgery residency program in the upcoming recruitment year CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Application Information:

What is considered a complete application?
  • ERAS Application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcript
  • MSPE (dean’s letter)
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Personal statement
What is the application deadline?

October 7th, 2022

Is there a minimum USMLE score to be considered for an interview?

No, the entire application is considered when inviting applicants for an interview

Clinical Rotations:

Rotations are divided between three campuses: Rush University Medical Center, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Rush and Stroger Hospital are located adjacent to one another, facilitating transportation and lifestyle of house staff. We are very strict when complying with the ACGME work-hour restrictions.

Benefits and Salary:

Rush offers a competitive salary and full benefits. You can learn more about residents’ benefits here.

Salaries for 2022-2023 academic year:
PGY1: $62,508
PGY2: $66,612
PGY3: $68,731
PGY4: $72,262
PGY5: $75,681

Interview Day: What to Expect

Our 2022 application cycle will be held virtually. Applicants can expect to begin their day with a presentation by program director Scott Schimpke, MD, and other faculty leadership. Applicants can expect to be interviewed by our program director; Alfonso Torquati, MD, chairman; and two additional faculty members (four interviews total). Once your last interview has concluded you are free to log off.  The night before your interview, an informal virtual social is held. This is an opportunity to get to know our residents and our program.