Skip to main content

Application Process

Eight first-year resident positions are offered each academic year. We accept applications through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning in September of each year. When searching for our program, enter our ACGME code 1201612701. Please note that the program does not offer opportunities for observation or rotations at this time.

Application Requirements

Each application received from ERAS is reviewed by the recruitment committee in a holistic manner.

Applicants are screened with special attention paid to:

  • Curriculum Vitae / Focus on Experiences
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE 1 or COMLEX 1 Exam Score
  • USMLE 2 or COMLEX 2 Exam Score (must complete prior to NRMP ranking)
  • Dean's Letter
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Fluent in English
  • Basic to advanced level in Spanish or willing to learn is recommended
  • Alignment with the McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park Mission

ERAS Signaling

Our program will review signals as part of the holistic application review process.  We will not consider audition rotations or home school as implied signaling.

International Medical Graduates

No previous U.S. clinical experience is required to apply to our program. The Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park does not sponsor any visas for its residents.

Interview Process

McGaw Northwestern Family Medicine residency programs will only offer virtual interviews during the 2023-2024 Match season due to guidance provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Academy of Family Physicians. We also want to ensure a safe and equitable experience for all candidates. Please note we promise to provide students with a positive virtual interview experience and look forward to meeting everyone virtually!

Beginning in October and ending in January, and continuing on a rolling basis, the program coordinator will notify each applicant selected for an interview via Thalamus. Dates for interviews and additional information will be provided at that time. Candidates should utilize Thalamus to select their desired interview date and time. Candidates can also use Thalamus to place themselves on a waitlist for dates that are already filled. This entire process is self-service.  

The screening process does not consider gender, sexual orientation, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, economic status, veteran status, or place of residence.

Residency matching is processed through the National Resident Matching Program, 2450 N. Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037-1127; 202-828-0566 or toll-free at 866-617-5838; fax 202-828-4797. 

Once Selected

A sample of the McGaw Housestaff Letter of Agreement is available here

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park
Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education
2750 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (312) 432-4556

Follow Family Medicine on