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Our program leadership is committed to maintaining an equitable interview process to match a physician workforce able to meet the needs of our community, Chicago’s South Side.


Our program’s and our applicant’s experiences with virtual interviewing last year was uniformly positive! We think you will truly enjoy your virtual interview day at the University of Chicago. Our Intern Selection Committee will continue to make thoughtful and holistic reviews of all US medical graduate applicants a top priority, taking into account the educational changes that have occurred as a result of recent events. We will focus on applicant characteristics that predict success within our program, and will continue to exclude standardized test scores (Step 1, Step 2) in our review process.

We are unwavering in our commitment, affirmed by our mission statement, to find diverse and talented residents seeking to treat medically and socially complex patients with dignity and compassion through a broad range of longitudinal clinical, educational and research opportunities.

University of Chicago interview season timeline:

  1. All interviews will be virtual.
  2. Completion of the ERAS Supplemental application is optional.
  3. Applications will be reviewed between September 29th and October 31st.
  4. Interviews will be offered starting in early October.
  5. The vast majority of our interviews will be offered by November 1st.
  6. We will offer additional interviews in November, December and January as openings arise.
  7. The interview season will run from November 8th through January 14th.
  8. Notifications are sent to applicants not selected to interview in mid-December.
  9. We interview 12-16 applicants in the morning and 12-16 in the afternoon on all interview days.
  10. We will NOT offer in person or virtual 2nd look opportunities.
  11. General interview day schedule (all times CST):

    Morning group:

    8:45-9:00: Welcome with intern selection director/chief resident and review interview day schedule

    9:00-10:30 Interviews (1 general faculty - 40 minutes, 1 blinded interview with core faculty member - 20 minutes)

    Morning and Afternoon groups:

    10:30-10:50: Program overview by Program Director and Associate Vice Chair for Diversity

    10:50-11:25: Q&A Panel with current residents and interns

    11:30-12:15: Morning Report

    12:15-1:00: Resident breakout rooms for applicants and current trainees only

    1:05 – 1:15: Optional exit interview

    Afternoon group:

    1:00-1:15: Welcome with intern selection director/chief resident and review interview day schedule

    1:15-2:45 Interviews (1 general faculty - 40 minutes, 1 blinded interview with core faculty member - 20 minutes)

    2:45-3:00 Optional exit interview


We welcome all medical students interested in applying to the University of Chicago Internal Medicine Residency to contact us at imr@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Important dates for the 2021-2022 application cycle

  • Applications are reviewed between: Sept 29th – Oct 31st
  • Interviews will be offered starting in early October.
  • Interviews scheduled between Nov 8th – Jan 14th
  • Notifications are sent to applicants not selected for interviews in mid-December
  • The interview dates for this year are: 3 in Nov, 8 in Dec, and 6 in Jan

How to apply

The University of Chicago participates in the National Residency Matching Program. In the past several years, the Department of Medicine has received over 3,000 applications and has selected approximately 400 candidates for interviews. Selection for interview is based on a number of factors, including academic performance and clinical performance, particularly in medicine rotations.

  • Applications will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • You may apply through your respective Dean of Students Office.
  • International Medical Graduates must apply through the ECFMG office in Philadelphia. Please call (215) 386-5900 for details.
  • Three months of supervised U.S. clinical experience is a mandatory requirement. Please note that an observership or externship is not considered clinical experience.
  • In addition, we will need a letter from your Dean of Students, Department of Medicine chairman of his/her designee, and from two (2) additional faculty members who have directly supervised your work.

Physician Scientist Development Program

In addition to the above application process:

The supplemental application form should be sent to address outlined below.

Attention: PSDP Coordinator Department of Medicine
5841 S. Maryland, MC 7082
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Phone (773) 834-5418
Fax (773) 702-2230
Email psdp@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Please visit the Physician Scientist Development Program (PSDP) page for further information and details.

Salary and benefits

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