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Application process

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Mercyhealth Internal Medicine Residency Program in Rockford, Illinois. We accept 13 categorical residents per year. We welcome applications from graduates or soon-to-be graduates of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or of an international medical school listed by the World Health Organization in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WFME, FAIMER).​

Only applications submitted through ERAS will be considered for interviews.

We use the following criteria to select applicants for interview:

  • Within two years of graduation from medical school
  • Pass first attempt on United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 clinical knowledge (CK) and Step 2 CK
  • USMLE Step 2 clinical knowledge (CK) score over 229