Medical Residency in Illinois

Illinois specific initial medical license requirements

Illinois Medical Licensing Board requirements:
  • Minimum 2 years of postgraduate training.
  • Combined 5 attempts at all USMLE exams.
  • 7 years to complete USMLE.
  • Combined 5 attempts at all COMPLEX exams.
  • No time limit for COMLEX
  • Accepts Federation Credentials Verification Service

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Number of PGY-1 positions in Illinois by specialty

Number of  positions by specialty in Illinois based on PGY-1 main residency Match data

Percent MDs, DOs and IMGs filled PGY-1 during the main residency Match

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Illinois by year

Illinois PGY-1 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2021 1600 96.9 895 (55%) 298 (18%) 348 (21%)
2020 1615 97.2 936 (57%) 292 (18%) 334 (20%)
2019 1557 96.5 887 (56%) 262 (16%) 354 (22%)
2018 1475 98.2 916 (62%) 186 (12%) 347 (23%)
2017 1451 95.7 884 (60%) 162 (11%) 343 (23%)

Number of PGY-2 positions in Illinois by specialty

Number of  positions by specialty in Illinois based on PGY-2 main residency Match data

Percent MDs, DOs and IMGs filled PGY-2 during the main residency Match

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Illinois by year

Illinois PGY-2 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2021 121 99.2 93 (76%) 16 (13%) 11 (9%)
2020 125 96.8 88 (70%) 18 (14%) 15 (12%)
2019 137 99.3 104 (75%) 23 (16%) 9 (6%)
2018 138 100.0 105 (76%) 23 (16%) 10 (7%)
2017 147 99.3 111 (75%) 21 (14%) 14 (9%)

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