Chicago Medical School

The Chicago Medical School (CMS) is a community-based medical school that embraces interprofessional education as a core principle. CMS has been educating physician leaders who have distinguished themselves in their profession for over 100 years. 

Our graduates achieve a high match rate in the specialty of their choice. Over 97 percent of the Chicago Medical School Class of 2014 matched into residency programs across the country. CMS graduates will be represented at some of the most prestigious residency programs in the nation, including Harvard, Brown, Yale, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Emory, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Vanderbilt, Stanford, University of Chicago and UCLA.

CMS endeavors to create an academic environment that values individuals who come from socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds who are underrepresented in medicine.

The medical school is embarking on an aggressive strategic expansion, with the development of regional campuses, a cutting edge curriculum and simulated learning environments to significantly enhance clinical education.

The School’s faculty recently voted to dissolve its existing clinical departments in favor of one single department of Clinical Sciences. This new department will collaboratively interface with another newly created department of Medical Education, Innovation and Humanities.  Together, these two departments will lead the School towards a unique vision which will train students to be physician leaders, who innovate, adapt and discover, in an ever changing healthcare landscape.


To educate physicians to be leaders in an interprofessional environment, who are able to adapt, innovate and discover in an ever changing healthcare landscape.


Chicago Medical School graduates will be leaders in developing and delivering the healthcare of tomorrow.


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Match Day 2015

Chicago Medical School’s 2015 graduating seniors did very well in the Match, achieving positions in competitive programs locally and across the country. Twenty-seven percent of the class will remain in Illinois for residency, with another 17% going to California and the remainder spread widely.

Twenty percent of the class will enter primary care fields such as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medicine-Pediatrics. Students also matched into programs in highly competitive Specialties—Emergency Medicine (21 students), Dermatology (6), Orthopedic Surgery (5), Ophthalmology (2), Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, and Urology (1 each). They matched in competitive medical centers, including hospitals affiliated with Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, and Columbia on the East Coast, prestigious programs on the West Coast that include Stanford, UCLA, the University of Southern California, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and top Midwestern programs such as Washington University/Barnes Hospital, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Clinic.

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LCME Updates

The LCME Site Visit Team concluded their visit on January 29, 2015. During their site visit, the team was able to provide a limited amount of feedback and comments. They specifically remarked about our wonderful facility, our dedicated faculty and staff, and our amazing students. In general, they recognized that we have made significant progress in addressing our issues, and that is a reflection of the efforts of every member of our team. Having said that, the role of the LCME Site Team is to gather information and make recommendations to the full LCME committee. It is up to the full LCME committee to determine our status and we expect that will be considered by the committee during their meeting to be held June 9 -11, 2015. Until then, we will continue to work on our continuous accreditation model, which we hope to have in place by July of this year to coincide with the LCME's new accreditation standards model.

Community Relations News

Inspiring Students in Our Local Communities

As Latino youth pursue higher education, they face several challenges, including financial cost and the lack of role models.

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CMS Joins Efforts to Address Military and Veteran Health Needs

In January, CMS joined national leaders in health care, government and education to express support for the JOINING FORCES initiative announced by the White House.

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