How to Apply

How to Improve Your Chances to Match
  • Review great resources from AAP and AAPM&R
  • Apply for an Audition Elective via VSAS
  • Join the Chicago Medical Student Fellowship (email
    • Monthly Lectures with Quiz (Quiz winner receives an Amazon Gift Card)
    • Mentorship with Rush Residents including CV review and Mock Interviews
    • Coordination of Extracurricular Activities including Case Reports, Research, Disability Advocacy Opportunities, Sports Medicine Coverage (pre-participation physicals, sideline coverage), CV review, and Mock Interviews 
How to Apply

 Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applications are accepted ONLY through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Three letters of recommendation with at least one recommendation from a Physiatrist
  • Permanent U.S. Citizenship or J-1 Visa eligible
  • Graduate of medical school in the last three years
  • USMLE and COMLEX scores are considered in your application but there is no specific cutoff score we are using.  In 2022, we will start using Program Signaling and Geographical Preference as filters to identify candidates interested in our Program and/or our region.
  • Please contact for further information.