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UIC Internal Medicine Residency

Fred A. Zar, MD                                                       Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Message from the Program Director

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to one of the finest Internal Medicine Residencies in the country. This is my 30th year as an Internal Medicine Program Director and the excitement of bringing physicians to their fullest potential continues to motivate me every day. My approach is “hands on” in nature. I interact with the house staff 12-months a year in a variety of learning environments which include attending on the wards, conducting morning report and participating in noon conferences.

About the Program

Program Tracks

The University of Illinois at Chicago Internal Medicine Residency has specialized tracks that give interested residents a more focused residency experience.

This one-year program is designed for individuals pursuing careers in other specialties. Residents in this program undertake a year of training that is identical to the first year of residency in the categorical program.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency program is a three year, ACGME accredited program with teaching sites at both the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH) and the Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center (JBVA).

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The Academic Internal Medicine (AIM) Residency Track provides additional academic training to internal medicine residents who have an interest in conducting clinical research as generalists. The AIM Track is an opportunity for residents to receive training in public health and clinical and translational research, and actively participate in scholarly activities under the mentorship of Department of Medicine faculty.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to an environment that fosters the development of future physician-scientists. Towards this end, we have a Clinical Investigator Pathway that allows residents to pursue training in internal medicine, with a strong emphasis on research, and a guaranteed position in one of our subspecialty research fellowships.

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Urban Global Health Track Internal Medicine residents in the UGH track join other programs’ residents in didactic sessions. These sessions range from Journal Clubs led by residents to lectures by guest speakers.

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Combined Programs

We offer combined residency programs in emergency and pediatrics medicine.

The combined five-year residency in Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine is designed for those trainees who wish to complement the breadth of skills in Emergency Medicine with the depth of Internal Medicine. Rotating between Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, residents satisfy board requirements for certification in both specialties.

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The department’s longest standing combined program, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, is a four-year experience for residents who wish to be experts in the non-surgical care of patients of all ages. These trainees alternate between Internal Medicine and Pediatrics over the course of four years, satisfying board requirements for certification in both specialties.

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Rachel Bernard, MD

Chief Resident: Ambulatory Medicine
Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Future Plans: Academic Internal Medicine/Public Health

John Birchak, MD

Chief Resident: Jesse Brown VA Hospital
Medical School: The Ohio State University
Future Plans: Fellowship in Cardiology

Lila Glotfelty, MD, PhD

Chief Resident: Research and Education
Medical School/PhD: University of Illinois at Chicago
Future Plans: Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Daniel Gutman, MD

Chief Resident: University of Illinois Hospital
Medical School: University of Florida
Future Plans: Academic Internal Medicine

PG –  Y1
PG – Y2
PG Y3 – PG Y5
Intern Class 2017

Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Illinois at Chicago

840 South Wood Street
Rm. 440, MC 718
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7323