Applicants with the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to residency and fellowship programs at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital.

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are required to meet all of the eligibility requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada must have received a standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Candidates for residency programs must have passed USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX Level 2 prior to starting
  • Dentists with the following qualifications are eligible to enter advanced specialty education programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation:
    • Graduates from institutions in the U.S. accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation;
    • Graduates from institutions in Canada accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada
  • All medical graduates must be one of the following:
    1. United States citizen
    2. Lawfully Employable (i.e., EAD, PR or RA card holder – see definitions below)
    3. Eligible for an ECFMG sponsored J-1 Visa