How to Apply

We accept applications from September through January each year via the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS. Our program is listed as Rush University Med Ctr-IL. Our Categorical Internal Medicine program number is 1147140C0. 

Eligible applicants must be expected graduates of accredited US and Canadian medical schools or International Medical Graduates of a medical school listed by the World Directory of Medical Schools.

Foreign citizens who attended a US medical school and Foreign Medical Graduates meeting the eligibility criteria will be considered for an H-1B visa. Other foreign citizens requiring work authorization will be offered a J-1 visa.

We are not accepting applications for PGY-2 or PGY-3 positions.

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Selection policy

  • National Resident Matching Program (NRMP): The Internal Medicine Training Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS): Applicants must submit their complete application using ERAS. Applications by other means will not be accepted. A completed application must include:
    • The common application form
    • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
    • Medical school transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Letters of recommendation
      • Two required letters: one clinical from an IM faculty and one Structured Evaluative Letter (SEL) or a letter from the chairman of medicine or his/her designate
      • Optional letters: could be from clinical faculty or a scholarly project mentor
    • USMLE transcripts 
      • Step 2 CK is not required prior to interviewing

Note: A photo is not required for interview consideration

International medical graduates require all of the above, plus:

  • Graduated medical school within the last four years
  • Recent clinical training or recent medical school graduate (our program is understanding if you have been unable to secure a rotation during the pandemic)

The Department of Medicine sponsors both J-1 and H-1B visas. Click here for more information. 

Supplemental ERAS Application

For the 2023 ERAS cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.  This will be our first year using the application, so it is difficult to say how we will use it, but we look forward to giving you the chance to share more detail about yourself that may not be evident on the traditional application.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting)
  • information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable
  • program signals

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.

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About interview season

Our 2022-23 interview season will be virtual! Invitations are extended to selected applicants by email. We use Thalamus for candidates to self-schedule their interviews. We will also be using their video-conferencing software. Interviews are conducted from the beginning of November through the middle of January. Those selected to interview will receive information about the interview day via email. 

Due to the volume of inquiries, we are unable to respond to all emails and phone calls. We do not accept walk-in appointments and are only able to accommodate meetings with current Rush medical college students.

Second look visits

Currently we are permitted to allow visits to our campus based on local guidelines and recommendations from the academic Internal Medicine community. We also understand that the pandemic requires flexibility, so at this time we have not committed to a plan for this. If you are selected to interview, you will be provided details on whether these are offered later in the season. If they are offered, they will be 100% optional, informal and focused around seeing our campus and meeting our residents.

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The Internal Medicine Residency Program does not discriminate with regard to gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, economic status or place of residence.

For information about benefits, please visit the Rush GME webpage.

Contact us

If you have questions, please review our frequently asked questions. For additional questions, requests for program information should be directed via email to the following:

Maggie Topps
Program Coordinator 
Department of Internal Medicine
Amaris Vasquez 
Program Coordinator 
Department of Internal Medicine

If you are a medical student interested in pursuing an elective in the Department of Internal Medicine, please click here. We do not coordinate student electives in our department. 

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Last updated 9/1/2022
We will continue to update this page throughout interview season as needed.
Recruitment Dates

August 1, 2022
Supplemental ERAS application opens for applicants

September 7, 2022
Applicants begin applying in ERAS

September 16, 2022
Supplemental ERAS application closes for applicants 

September 28, 2022
Programs begin reviewing MyERAS applications, MSPEs, and supplemental ERAS applications

November 2022 - January 2023
Interview season

February 1 - March 1, 2023
Rank Order List submission 

March 13-17, 2023
Match Week