Information for Applicants

We are a PGY 1-4 Program. For the 2015-2016 interview season, the Cook County EM Residency will offer 17 Categorical (PGY-1) positions to start in July of 2016. W

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, 2015.  All materials below are required and must be submitted via ERAS.

Completed ERAS Application:

  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 Evaluation (SLOE) from emergency medicine faculty.

Please note:  A Program Director letter is required of all candidates with previous residency training.

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.

NEW for 2016!  This year we have aligned with the other County Hospital-based EM Programs in the establishment of a uniform notification date.   We will send out the first round of invitations on October 16th, 2015. We constantly review applications throughout the interview season and will attempt to offer as many interviews as we can handle.  This year we will also be switching over to Interview Broker to facilitate the scheduling of interviews.  Our new website is in it’s final phases of development so keep an eye out for it as well.  We look forward to meeting you!

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

October 16, 2015 CCH EM invitations begin
November 3, 2015 CCH EM interviews begin
December 1, 2015 CCH EM Application Deadline
January 26, 2016 Final Day of CCH EM Interviews
March 20, 2016 Match Day!