Information for Applicants

In July of 2011 we completed our transition from a PGY 2-4 to a PGY 1-4 Program. For the 2014-2015 interview season, the Cook County EM Residency will offer 16 Categorical (PGY-1) positions to start in July of 2015. We 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 elee2@cookcountyhhs.org 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:

ECFMG-ERAS Program
Box 13467
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3467

The application deadline is December 1, 2014.  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.

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.

September 15, 2014 ERAS Registration opens
October 1, 2014 Medical Schools Release MSPE’s
October 16, 2014 CCH EM invitations begin
November 10, 2014  CCH EM interviews begin
December 1, 2014 CCH EM Application Deadline
January 15, 2015 Rank order list entry begins for applicants
January 28, 2015 Final Day of CCH EM Interviews
February 25, 2015 Program and Applicant Rank Lists Due
March 16, 2015  Applicant and program early results posted online by NRMP
March 20, 2015  Match Day!
March 23, 2015  Hospitals send letters of appointment to matched applicants