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Applications and Requirements

Students/applicants should apply to the Adventist La Grange Residency Program through the Electronic Residency Applicant Service (ERAS) via U.S. medical schools and the ECFMG. PAPER APPLICATIONS AND/OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Requirements for U.S. Applications

  • Dean’s letter
  • School transcripts
  • Three “current” reference letters
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores – All components associated with USMLE 1 and 2 or COMLEX 1 and 2 must be passed prior to match list submission deadline. No minimum score is required - we look at numeric scores and number of attempts as part of our consideration.
  • ACLS/CPR certification prior to starting program
  • Personal statement
  • Strength of medical school

Requirements for IMG Applications

  • USMLE scores – All components associated with USMLE 1 and 2 must be passed prior to match list submission deadline. No minimum score is required - we look at numeric scores and number of attempts as part of our consideration.
  • Completion of six months clinical training (flexible/rotation/transitional or fifth pathway) in an ACGME approved hospital in the U. S. or Canada.
  • Graduation from medical school within two (2) years of application. If longer than two years, consideration will be given to those applicants who have been in active practice or residency in the past two years in an ACGME approved program. If you have no formal program of medical education or cannot demonstrate active practice of medicine within the two years immediately preceding application for Illinois license, you must demonstrate professional capacity. Please see the Medical Practice Act of 1987 Section 9 (B) (4) and Section 1285.110b (3) of the Rule of the Illinois Dept. of Professional and Financial Regulation. The information is available on the Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation web page.
  • We do not sponsor visas of any type. You must be a US citizen or current green card/permanent visa holder (nothing pending) or currently licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois.
  • ECFMG eligible (CSA and English proficiency) prior to Match process.
  • Dean’s letter (or equivalent)
  • School transcripts (translated where applicable)
  • Three “current” reference letters
  • Personal statement
  • ACLS/CPR certification prior to starting program
  • Strength of medical school

Interviews

Upon acceptance of your application, Rebecca Webb, Residency Coordinator, will contact you to arrange an interview. You will meet with the program director, faculty and residents. Residents will show you our facilities and address any questions you may have. Lunch will be provided. Deadline for ERAS applications is December 1, 2017. For out of town applicants, we have a preferred hotel with a discounted rate for your convenience.