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Resident Eligibility and Employment Authorization

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, handicap or other factors prohibited by law in its Residency Programs.  Eligible applicants must be graduates of medical schools accredited by the LCME, graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine accredited by the AOA, or medical school graduates holding a valid certificate from the ECFMG or having completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME accredited medical school.  Additionally, applicants for advanced GME positions or fellowships must meet all ACGME Common and Program requirements for pre-requisite GME training. Employment in an affiliated hospital is a required component of the residency program and, thus, all applicants accepted for admission into the Residency Programs will be required by law to provide verification of U.S. employment authorization in the United States at the commencement of employment as a resident with an affiliated hospital.  The School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals do not, as a matter of policy or practice, sponsor residents for H visas or benefits, except under extraordinary circumstances, as determined by the affiliated hospitals and the Office of Graduate Medical Education. 

 Last Approval Date:  December 20, 2013

 Effective Date: December 20, 2013