For Visiting Physicians

Thank you for your interest in taking a rotation at Rush University Medical Center. Our residency and fellowship programs welcome visiting physicians to participate in rotations if space is available. Please contact your program of interest directly to determine if your request and timing can be accommodated.

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 Jennifer Hayes at (312) 942-2729. Please send your application with a check by mail to Jennifer at the address below. (Faxed or emailed copies will not be accepted.)
  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

  1. Visit the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation website
  2. Please download and print the visiting resident rotation form and clearly print or type all information requested (except the two boxes labeled “internal use only”). For those already holding a valid Illinois license, the completed form and all required documents must be received by the Office of Graduate Medical Education at least 60 days prior to the rotation start date. For those not currently licensed in Illinois, allow at least three additional months to obtain a license.
  3. After receiving department approval, please submit your visiting physician application and all additional required materials. The application form also includes the checklist below for your convenience:
  • 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
  • Program letter of agreement
  • Privilege matrix

4. Illinois-licensed visitors email applications to Jennifer Hayes or fax to (312) 942-5727. All others, please send license applications via FedEx (required) to:

Jennifer L. Hayes, MS
Rush University Medical Center
Graduate Medical Education
1650 W. Harrison, Atrium 466
Chicago, IL 60612

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. (Jennifer Hayes will help you enroll.)
  • Obtain an ID badge from Rush security, Tower Building, Lower Level 1502. (Secure necessary paperwork from Jennifer.)
  • 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.

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Paul Boughamer
Manager, Graduate Medical Education
1650 W. Harrison Atrium, Suite 466
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-6399