You will have the opportunity to work clinically at five different hospital sites in Chicago. Our program challenges you to adapt to your surroundings and most importantly, immerses you in caring for the incredibly diverse communities that comprise our city.
The Benefits of Clinical Rotations at Multiple Sites
The primary teaching sites for Internal Medicine are the UIC Medical Center (UI Health) and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. There are four Emergency Medicine teaching sites for residents, UI Health, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center. The unique opportunity to work in such a broad spectrum of hospital systems prepares our residents to practice internal medicine and emergency medicine in very different environments. Our program creates dynamic and adaptable physicians who are ready to care for any patient, anywhere. Undertaking a combined residency program with such varied clinical sites may appear daunting, however, the challenge will prepare you to work confidently in any situation you will face in your career.
All IM/EM residents will have regular patients who they follow in their General Internal Medicine Continuity Clinic. We have the benefit of having a dedicated IM/EM clinic that occurs on Wednesday morning in the Outpatient Care Center at UI Health.
Our clinic is open all year round, however, it is staffed by IM/EM residents who are rotating on their Internal Medicine months. For example, when one resident is rotating with Emergency Medicine, another resident from the same class on Internal Medicine cares for their clinic patients to further facilitate continuity. We are fortunate to have our clinic precepted by Dr. Anne Polick, a member of our General Internal Medicine Faculty and an honorary member of the IM/EM residency program.
Residents alternate between Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine services in 3 month blocks, throughout the course of the residency. While we have some requirements to graduate, interests of the resident are taken into account when building the schedule every year.
Below is an example schedule from recent years.