*This information is for applications to the Department of OB/GYN ONLY*


The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (UIC COM) accepts visiting students from LCME-approved, osteopathic, and affiliated foreign institutions. Students must have completed the prerequisite core clerkships prior to starting their elective. Visiting student can only come for 4 week electives.

Application processing will
only begin after the completed application is received and all requirements are met. Missing documents will delay processing. Upon approval by Office of Student Affairs, an approval letter will be sent to the student's email address as listed on the application.


Please see “How To Apply” for application information (below).


Please click this link for information on our 4 week electives: http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=506244&pageId=2709547.


Domestic students, please contact:


Rocio Cazares - Obstetrics & Gynecology Interim Elective Coordinator

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

820 South Wood Street, M/C 808

Chicago, IL 60612                              

Email: rcazares@UIC.EDU


International students, please contact:

Danielle Smith - dsmith34@uic.edu



How to Apply


Students interested in taking an elective in the Department of OBGYN should contact Rocio (Rose) Cazares(rcazares@uic.edu) to obtain the require application materials. Please email Rose with your name, school, and desired dates. Keep in mind that the elective schedule for the upcoming academic year (July-June) isn’t published until the April before the start of the new academic year.


The following is a general checklist of all the materials you will need to apply:



1.    The UIC Application form (provided by Rose) with passport-sized photo and school seal

2.    Letter of Good Standing from Dean with school seal

3.    Official Transcript (with core clerkship final grades)

4Statement of purpose 

5.  STEP 1 scores

6.    UIC’s immunization compliance form (provided by Rose

7.    Copies of all immunization records

8.    Copy of personal health insurance card OR letter from the Dean certifying health insurance through your school

9.    Letter indicating malpractice insurance (at least $1 million per occurrence and $3 million aggregate)

10.    Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident card

11.    An evaluation from provided by your school (or approval to use UIC’s evaluation form)


Some things to consider: 

UIC gives priority elective students that plan to pursue OB/GYN as a speciality. Your statement of purpose should reflect this desire, along with an explaination of how the elective you are applying for will help you reach your career goals and how your previous education will help you succeed in the elective.

Visiting elective students are only allowed to apply for 4 weeks electives, and their start dates must correspond with UIC's elective start dates. These start dates are listed below.

Finally, there are two steps to the approval process. The first part involves getting your application approved by our Elective Director. She makes this decision by looking at your application, transcript, STEP 1 scores, and personal statement. If she feels you are not an appropriate candidate for our elective program, your application will be denied. If she approves your application, you move on to the second step of the approval process, which is getting approved by the College of Medicine; so long as you have all of your application materials and are  good academic standing, your application will most likely be approved.


AY2013-2014 Elective Start Dates:

June 24, July 22, August 19, September 16, October 14, November 11, January 6, February 3, March 3, March 31, April 28, and May 26


Expenses and Housing Information: https://www.housing.uic.edu/housing-styles.php 


Students are responsible for supplying a short lab coat and arranging meals and living accommodations.  Students may wish to contact the following for assistance:


UIC CAMPUS (extremely limited availability)

Campus Housing
818 South Wolcott Street
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 355 – 6300 Fax: (312) 355 - 6304