How to Apply
All three years of the West Suburban Family Medicine Residency Program are dually accredited by the ACGME and the AOA to bring only the best students to our program.
We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Your medical school dean’s office or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will provide information about how you can access this process.
After we receive your complete ERAS application, our Recruitment Committee will review your file. If your application meets our selection criteria, the Program Assistant will invite you, via e-mail, to schedule an interview. Interview appointments are scheduled November through mid-January. We look forward to hearing from you!
Additional Information for the Applicant:
- Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Intern/Resident Registration Program (National Matching Services, Inc.). Applications are accepted through ERAS only.
- NRMP Match Code 1173120C0
- AOA Match Code 74746
- All candidates must be United States citizens or Permanent Residents. We do not sponsor or accept any visas.
- Our application deadline is December 1st.
- Dean’s Letter (also known as the Medical Student Performance Evaluation) is required.
- Three (3) current letters of recommendation (written within the past 12 months) are also required. These should be from physicians who know your professional skills, not just know you personally. At least one letter should be from a family physician.
- Medical School Transcript and Personal Statement are required.
- All documents must have certified translations if not in English.
- Graduation from medical school within the past three years.
USMLE or COMLEX passed with an average of 80 or above. Applicants with two or more
attempts on any portion of the exam are less likely to be considered for an interview.
Osteopathic applicants may submit USMLE or COMLEX scores.
USMLE Step 2-CS / COMLEX Level 2-PE Exams must be passed on first attempt for
Additional Information for International Medical Graduates:
- Applicants must have received or be eligible for a currently valid Educational
Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certificate.
- Applicants must have one year (1 year) of current clinical experience in the United States: completion of clinical rotations in the United States within the past two years, precepted by a licensed allopathic or osteopathic physician, may fulfill this requirement. However, research does not substitute for clinical
Applicants must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check and drug screen.
Questions about our Family Medicine Residency? E-mail us: Program Administration