Application Information

We accept the Universal Application for our program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants are asked to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV), personal statement, three letters of recommendation, scores for USMLE or COMLEX Parts 1 and 2, official medical school transcripts, and a letter from the Dean of the medical school.

Applicants from non-U.S. medical schools must have two-digit USMLE or COMLEX scores of 200 or above on both Parts 1 and 2 for consideration for our program.

Interview Process

This year, we will be conducting all interviews and associated events virtually through Zoom. Interviews will be conducted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from early November 2020 through mid-January of 2021. Each interview day, we will offer both a morning and an afternoon session to accommodate applicants from all time zones.

Interviews are by invitation only. We consider applications submitted through ERAS. Our program utilizes Thalamus to both send invitations and schedule interviews.

Resident Interaction

The week of your interview (typically Tuesday evenings), you are invited to join current Peoria Med-Peds residents for a casual Zoom social. We encourage you to grab your favorite coffee, tea, cocktail or mocktail and get to know our amazing residents. In this informal setting, find out what attracted our residents to our program — and ask any question you may have!

Day of Interview

Your morning or afternoon interview session will last around 3 hours total. Morning sessions will run from 9am until noon CST. Afternoon sessions will begin at 1pm and end around 4pm CST. During your interview, you will be welcomed and receive a program overview from our Program Director, Dr. Matthew Mischler. You will meet with three Med-Peds faculty members, including our Associate Program Director, Dr. Greg Nulty, one of our Assistant Program Directors, Dr. Mary Stapel or Dr. Alex Alonso, or one of our core Med-Peds faculty members. Each candidate will also have a short break to chat with the Program Coordinator, Jo Zuk, and Program Support Specialist, Erin Driscoll. Both Jo and Erin are from Peoria and are great resources when it comes to all of your questions about our program and our city.

Faculty Interaction

Throughout interview season, you will have the opportunity to join our faculty members for optional, casual faculty mixers held on Zoom. Our program boasts a large community of Med-Peds faculty members who practice in a variety of areas. Whether you are interested in hospital medicine, outpatient practice, subspecializing, serving underserved populations or global health, you are certain to connect with many Med-Peds faculty members from our program who practice in those areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, there is not a minimum. However, above 220 is preferred.

It is not required for the interview offer, but it is required before turning in the rank list.

It is not required to have taken step 3 prior to starting residency.

No, but it is preferred.

Yes. The ECFMG certificate does not have to be in hand by time of application but is required for licensure in Illinois, which is a requirement to begin residency.

Contact Us

  • Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency
  • 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue
  • 5th Floor OSF North Building
  • Peoria, IL 61637
  • 309-655-4940
  • [email protected]
  • Hours: M-F: 8:30am – 4pm