Residency Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency program at Rush University Medical Center. The program accepts one resident per year from medical schools across the world. The residency program participates exclusively in the American Association of Medical Colleges electronic residency application system (ERAS). All applicants must use this method to apply to our residency program.

Application Requirements and Deadline

  • Photograph

  • Personal statement

  • Dean’s Letter

  • Medical School Transcript

  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (maximum of 4). We encourage the use of the AOA Standardized Letter of Recommendation

  • United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 score (USMLE)

Apart from the ERAS requirements (listed above), no supplemental information is required. Applicants must be graduates of a Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited program. We do not sponsor visas. The application deadline is October 14th.

Resident Selection

The final selection and ranking is conducted by the Residency Selection Committee. Residents are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments and personal character. You will be notified by ERAS scheduler if you are selected for an interview. The majority of invitations will be sent at the beginning of November. An invitation to interview does not guarantee a spot, so please schedule in ERAS promptly. Interviews will be held on December 12th-13th, 2019 and January 31st-February 1st, 2020 with an opportunity for applicants to meet the faculty and current residents.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact:

Rebecca Fessler
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Coordinator
Rush University Medical Center
1750 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Email: Rebecca_Fessler@rush.edu