Information for Applicants

In July of 2011 we completed our transition from a PGY 2-4 to a PGY 1-4 Program. For the 2013-2014 interview season, the Cook County EM Residency will offer 18 Categorical (PGY-1) positions to start in July of 2014. We will no longer offer an Advanced PGY-2 track.

Candidates must be either a fourth year medical student in an accredited medical school or medical school graduate in an accredited post graduate training program. Please contact our residency coordinator Ms. Ethel Lee at for further details.

The Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service.  No other applications are accepted.  Fourth year U.S. medical students should contact their medical school’s Dean’s Office for more information.  If you are not a fourth year U.S. medical student, then contact the organizations below for more information.

U.S. Medical School Graduate:

Medical School of graduation

Canadian Medical School Graduate

Canadian Resident Matching Service
Slater St., Suite 802
Ottawa, Ontario K1P-5H3 Canada

International Medical School Graduate:

Box 13467
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467

The application deadline is December 1, 2013.  All materials below are required and must be submitted via ERAS.

  1. USMLE Step 1 scores for all applicants MD and DO
  2. Dean’s letter
  3. Official Medical School Transcript
  4. Three letters of recommendation.  At least two should consist of Standardized Letter of Recommendation (SLOR) from emergency medicine faculty.  Please note:  A Program Director letter is required of all candidates with previous residency training.


Completed ERAS Application

All completed applications will be reviewed.  Since the number of applications greatly exceeds the number of interview positions, we regret that not everyone will be invited to visit our program.  To improve your chances of obtaining an interview, complete your application as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in our program, we look forward to hearing from you!


Note: CCH will offer interview invitations throughout the entirety of the season.

August 1, 2013            ERAS Registration opens

October 1, 2013          Medical Schools Release MSPE’s

October 16, 2013        CCH EM invitations begin

October 28, 2013        CCH EM interviews begin

December 1, 2013       CCH EM Application Deadline

January 15, 2014        Rank order list entry begins for applicants

January 28, 2014        Final Day of CCH EM Interviews

February 26, 2014      Program and Applicant Rank Lists Due

March 17, 2014            Applicant and program early results posted online by NRMP

March 18, 2014            Programs rank SOAP applicants

March 19, 2014            Programs finalize SOAP lists. SOAP rounds begin.

March 21, 2014            Match Day ! Results posted to NRMP website.

March 22, 2014            Hospitals send letters of appointment to matched applicants.