Resident applicants

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    Interview and application dates

    U.S. ACGME and International M.D. Applicants:
    Virtual and On Site Interview dates for 2025-2026 are October, 2025- January, 2026.
    •   Application Deadline for 2025-2026 Interview Season: December 1, 2024
    •   Applications accepted through ERAS Only - Go to ERAS

    Requirements to apply

    All residency and fellowship programs at SIU School of Medicine participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) with applications accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS).
    •    Complete ERAS Application
    •    Medical school transcripts
    •    Dean’s letter (MSPE)
    •    Minimum 3 letters of recommendation, with one required letter from a family medicine physician.
    •    USMLE or COMLEX results
    •    Ability to meet the Illinois Medical Licensure Requirements

    International graduate information

    The SIU Decatur Family Medicine Residency Program welcomes applications from the US and as well as international medical graduates. We appreciate what diversity, various training experiences, and cultural backgrounds provide our "family" of resident physicians. The guidelines below help us to maintain the excellent academic standards we have set for our training program and simplify the application process.
    Applicants must have:
    •    Graduated from medical school after 1/1/24.
    •    Six months hands-on clinical experience in the U.S.
    •    Passed Step 1 on the first attempt.
    •    Passed Step 2 on the first attempt with a minimum score of 222.
    •    Three letters of recommendation from those who supervised your education and clinical activities.
    •    Applications accepted through ERAS Only.

    Prospective and incoming residents and fellows

    To  learn about our programs, resident manuals, pre-employment requirements and more please visit here.

    Salary and benefits

    PGY YearFY 2025 CompensationConference/Book Stipend
    *Moving expense reimbursement$3,000 

    Vacation/Sick: 25 Weekdays
    Conference Days: 5 Weekdays
    Health Insurance on first day of employment
    Professional Liability coverage through Decatur Memorial Hospital
    Noon Conference and meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    Free Meals when On Call
    Designated sleeping quarters during night and weekend duty
    Free Lab Coat Laundering
    Paid ALSO Course
    Paid PALS Course