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How to Apply

We look for applicants with a clear passion for psychiatry who would like to make Chicago their home for the next four years and hopefully beyond. We like to see applicants with demonstrated leadership skills, who are interested in improving their community, and who are flexible, adaptable, and can work well as a member of our team.

We accept eight residents each year into our program.

We accept applications from September through December each year through the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS.

  • Our ERAS program number is 4001611061

A complete application must include:

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • At least three letters of recommendation. We prefer letters from faculty who have directly supervised your clinical or scholarly work. We suggest two letters from psychiatry faculty and one letter from medical or surgical faculty.
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX transcripts. We prefer the USMLE but will accept either test.
  • Personal statement
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We do not have any USMLE or COMLEX minimum score requirements or fail attempt limits. We do like to see that residents have passed both Step 2 / Level 2 exams prior to the MATCH. Please remember to update your transcript in ERAS as we check for application updates throughout the recruitment season.

Our program can sponsor both J1 and H-1B visas.

The American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that all applicants have “sufficient command of English to permit accurate and unimpeded communication.” We accept applications from international medical graduates. In addition to having a sufficient command of English, the ACGME also requires that these applicants obtain a valid ECFMG certificate.

If you have additional questions regarding our eligibility requirements, please visit our program on FREIDA Online (Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database).

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) would like us to remind you that the application process in ERAS is separate from the NRMP matching process. In order to be ranked in the Match, you must register with the NRMP.

  • Our NRMP Program ID is 1147400C0


Recruitment Dates

June 7, 2023 ERAS 2022 season begins. Applicants can register in MyERAS and begin working on their applications.
September 6, 2023 Applicants may begin submitting applications to residency programs.
September 27, 2023 Residency programs may begin reviewing applications.
MSPEs ("Dean's letter") are released to residency programs.
October 2023 - January 2024 Our interview season.
March 2024 National Resident Match Program (NRMP®) main residency match results are available.
Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP®) starts.


Additional Resources

Contact us
Contact our Program Coordinator

Sandra Gallego
Senior Residency Program Coordinator
(312) 563-1212

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