Reputation

Recognized as a leading medical school, the University of Illinois College of Medicine attracts some of the best students and faculty in the country. See where our students match. 

Residencies

56 ACGME approved residency programs and fellowships enrolling 850 trainees are available on the Chicago campus. These training programs encompass a broad array of specialty and subspecialty disciplines, some of which are top training programs nationally. Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Psychiatry, and Robotic Surgery are representative of just some of the areas of institutional prominence. These GME programs are aligned with excellent community based affiliated sites that complement the training and education that trainees receive at the College of Medicine and the University of Illinois Health and Hospital System. Principle amongst these affiliated sites are the Advocate Hospital System, John J. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Mercy Hospital, McNeal Hospital, Jesse Brown VA, and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Research

Groundbreaking research includes a project to develop a prostate cancer vaccine, an initiative to discover the neurophysiological basis of brain disorders, and an effort to transplant islet cells to cure diabetes. The college recently received a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study of the mechanisms of infertility. In fiscal year 2001, it received over $63million for research.

Admissions

The College of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) Applications must be filed by Nov. 15 of the year preceding enrollment. More about applying to the College of Medicine.

Combined Professional/Graduate Degree Program Admission

Candidates interested in combined degrees from the College of Medicine and the Graduate College or the School of Public Health or the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago must meet admission requirements stipulated by each program. Please contact the respective program for information regarding applications and requirements.

Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA)

The Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA) is targeted toward high school students, guaranteeing incoming freshmen admission to a the professional or graduate program. A high school senior who wishes to be considered for the GPPA must apply to one of the University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduate colleges and to GPPA in the College of Medicine. Learn more about GPPA admissions and requirements.

Faculty

The distinguished faculty of the Chicago campus includes editors of peer-reviewed journals, the president of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, recipients of Best Doctor in America awards, and many other accomplished instructors and researchers. Among them: professor of psychiatry, Dr. Ovidio De Leon a recent recipient of the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents.

Financial Aid

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Office of Student Financial Aid provides a range of financial services designed to help students and their families meet the cost of financing a medical school education. Financial aid awarded consists primarily of loans, but many also include partial tuition waivers, scholarships, fellowships and grants. The COM OSFA requires students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all types of student aid. Lean more about financial aid.

Clinical Experience

No other medical school compares with the College of Medicine’s ability to provide students with extensive clinical experience early. Students on the Chicago campus get hands-on clinical experience training patients as early as their first year at one of the eight teaching hospitals nearby.

Student Body

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is one of the largest and most diverse medical schools in the country. The Chicago campus is home to approximately 800 students who hail from a wide variety of ethnic and financial backgrounds