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:
  • 10 first year resident positions are offered each academic year.
  • 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 the Electronic Residency Applicant Service (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, even visas sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Exchange Visa Sponsorship Program (EVSP).
  • All applicants must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Graduation from medical school within the past three years.
  • Applicants with two or more attempts on any portion of the USMLE or COMLEX 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 interview consideration.
  • 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 required. 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.
  • Applicants selected to interview are notified by e-mail.
  • Interviews are conducted mid-October through mid January.
  • Final application deadline (including receipt of all required documents) is December 1st.
  • The screening process does not consider gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, economic status, veteran status or place of residence.
  • All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

Additional Information for International Medical Graduates:

  • 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. Research does not substitute for clinical experience.
  • Applicants must have received, or be eligible for, a currently valid ECFMG Certificate.

Questions about our Family Medicine Residency? E-mail us: Program Administration