About the Department of Medicine


The Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago has a long tradition of providing thorough and comprehensive training in medicine. Since 1882, we have been moving academic medicine forward for the people of Illinois and beyond.

The Department of Medicine is the largest of 25 academic departments in the College of Medicine. We are comprised of nine divisions, with more than 200 faculty engaged in teaching, scholarly activity and patient care services.

Our main campus is located in the Illinois Medical District. We also provide clinical services at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science Center, the Jesse Brown VA hospital, and outpatient locations in the Chicago area.

Our Mission

To pursue excellence, innovation, and distinction in the Department’s clinical teaching and research programs.

To foster an organizational culture of interdisciplinary collaboration with our faculty, colleagues, and academic community.

To align departmental initiatives and programs with the institutional goals, vision, and values of the University and its Health System as articulated by the following statement:
……The mission of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is to leverage its unique combination of clinical care, health sciences education, and biomedical research in providing high quality cost effective healthcare for the people of the State of Illinois and delivering personalized health in pursuit of the elimination for racial and ethnic health disparities…..

Our Values

We strive to reach the highest quality in all our actions.


We respect the dignity and worth of everyone by maintaining the highest degree of ethical and moral conduct.


We welcome change because it provides the opportunity for students to learn, faculty to conduct research, and staff to improve our organization and the communities we serve.


We are courteous and responsive to the needs of our patients and customers and strive to exceed their expectations.


We earn the public’s trust by fostering an environment dedicated to the safety of our patients, staff, and guests.
Accountability − We are responsible for achieving organizational results by maximizing our human, financial, and material resources.


Our Vision

To Achieve:
1.  A national reputation for clinical, investigative, and educational excellence.
2.  The most acclaimed physician scientists leading advances in the science of medicine.
3.  The best health for the people of Illinois.

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  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
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