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 Monday and Tuesday afternoons from late October through mid-January. The interview day will generally run from 1:00pm until 4:30pm CST.

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, perhaps play a game or two, and ask any question you may have!

Day of Interview

Your interview will last around 3 hours total. During your interview, you will be welcomed by the program administration – our Program Coordinator, Jo Zuk, and our Office Support Specialist, Erin Driscoll. You will then receive a program overview from our Program DirectorDr. Matthew Mischler. After the program overview, you will meet on-one-one with Dr. Matthew Mischler and several of our Med-Peds faculty members, such as one of our Assistant Program Directors, Dr. Mary Stapel or Dr. Alex Alonso, our Med-Peds Clinic Director, Dr. Brad Oliver, our Chief Resident, Dr. Ninah Clegg-Johnson, or one of our core Med-Peds faculty members.

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