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 COMLEX exams.
  • No time limit for COMLEX
  • Accepts Federation Credentials Verification Service

PGY-1 residency positions in Illinois

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

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Percent MD,DO,IMG residents matched PGY-1 in Illinois (main match)

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Illinois by year

Illinois PGY-1 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2022 1632 96.4 932 (57%) 294 (18%) 334 (20%)
2021 1604 96.9 899 (56%) 298 (18%) 348 (21%)
2020 1619 97.2 940 (58%) 292 (18%) 334 (20%)
2019 1561 96.5 891 (57%) 262 (16%) 354 (22%)
2018 1479 98.2 920 (62%) 186 (12%) 347 (23%)
2017 1451 95.7 884 (60%) 162 (11%) 343 (23%)

PGY-2 residency positions in Illinois

  1. Radiology-diagnostic (42)
  2. Dermatology (20)
  3. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (19)
  4. Neurology (18)
  5. Anesthesiology (16)
  6. Radiation oncology (7)
  7. Interventional radiology - integrated (6)
Number of  positions by specialty in Illinois based on PGY-2 main residency Match data

Percent MD,DO,IMG residents matched PGY-2 in Illinois (main match)

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Illinois by year

Illinois PGY-2 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2022 128 99.2 107 (83%) 16 (12%) 4 (3%)
2021 127 99.2 99 (77%) 16 (12%) 11 (8%)
2020 131 96.9 94 (71%) 18 (13%) 15 (11%)
2019 143 99.3 110 (76%) 23 (16%) 9 (6%)
2018 144 100.0 111 (77%) 23 (15%) 10 (6%)
2017 155 99.4 117 (75%) 23 (14%) 14 (9%)

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