Visiting Physicians

The Rush Department of Medicine is not accepting visiting house staff before June 1, 2021. Exceptions may be made for residents from Stroger Hospital. For rotation inquiries and information regarding the visiting rotation process, please contact GME Administrator Jose Perez.

Licensing requirements

All visiting physicians must be currently in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved training program in their home institution and be licensed to practice in Illinois.
Please provide the following:

  • Proof of your ACGME-approved residency/fellowship training program
  • A copy of your permanent (#036) Illinois license or a copy of your temporary Illinois training license (#125)

If you are not licensed in Illinois or are licensed in another state, you must apply for an Illinois license no matter how short your rotation. Two options are available:

  1. A temporary limited license (code # 130) covers the exact dates of the rotation only. For more information, please contact Jose Perez at (312) 942-7772.
  2. A permanent license (code # 036) is valid for up to three years (depending on issuance date). This is the best option if you plan to move to/stay in/return to Illinois often. Check the description to ensure that you qualify.

If you are unsure which option is best for you, please contact us. We are happy to assist.

Application process

After receiving approval from Rush GME, you will be asked to complete the visiting resident rotation form. Please return the completed by email to Jose Perez.

  • For those holding a valid Illinois license: documents must be submitted to Rush GME 60 days prior to rotation start date.
  • For those NOT currently licensed in Illinois: documents must be submitted to Rush GME 90 days prior to rotation start date.
  1. Visit the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation website if you need to apply for an IL medical license.
  2. Please submit your one page Rush visiting resident rotation form (provided to you by Rush GME) plus all additional required materials as stated on the form:
  • A copy of your Illinois medical license (if you have one)
  • Curriculum vitae or previous Electronic Residency Application Service application
  • Letter of permission from your home institution/program director
  • Verification of malpractice insurance coverage from your home institution
  • Copy of a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of completion of a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, program at your home institution
  • Copy of your immunization records or health clearance form from your employee health office
  • Signed Program Letter of Agreement (this will be provided to you by Rush GME)
  • Signed Privilege matrix (this will be provided to you by Rush GME)
  1.  Please email licensing and visiting applications to Jose Perez

Other requirements

  • Please confirm orientation and first-day meeting times and locations with your program contact person.
  • Complete the required four-hour Epic training class at Rush before your rotation begins. (Jose Perez will help you enroll.)
  • Obtain an ID badge from Rush security, Tower Building, Lower Level 1502. (Secure necessary paperwork from Jose.)
  • Parking at Rush
    • Your ID badge is required for discounted parking in the Rush parking garage at $40 per month.
    • A $30 refundable deposit must be paid by cash or check on the first day of your rotation.
    • On your first day, enter the visitor’s parking entrance A or B and bring your receipt to the parking office. After receiving your AVIT transponder, use employee parking entrances C through F. When your rotation ends, return the AVIT transponder for a full refund of your deposit.


Visiting House Staff Contact

Jose Perez
Graduate Medical Education
600 S. Paulina, Suite 403
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-942-7772