ACGME Accredited Residency Programs with a fully staffed Graduate Medical Education office to assist in the administration of its programs. This resource facilitates constant attention to residents’ needs and assures compliance with all ACGME educational and duty hours requirements. Our Internal Medicine Residency is enjoying accreditation with commendation by the ACGME for compliance with all of their educational requirements.aim1

 The campus offers two inpatient training sites: The University of Illinois Hospital and, two blocks away, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. These sites assure a diverse patient population and a tertiary-referral patient base that feeds our research, primary care, sub-specialty and transplant programs.

For decades, both facilities have had a state-of-the-art computerized medical record that facilitates continuity of care and data retrieval and is seamless between the inpatient and outpatient setting. The University of Illinois Medical Center has, for the past four years, been recognized as the top 100 “Best Wired” hospitals in the country based on its electronic medical record that offers home access as well.

The University outpatient clinic is a beautifully constructed spacious center that allows a comfortable environment for your ambulatory experience that, in addition to the clinics at our VA, will make up 40% of your training.

Program Overview

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). Both sites are within walking distance of each other and transportation to off-site rotations is rarely, if ever, an issue with our residents.

Within the Department of Medicine, we have ACGME accredited fellowships in all subspecialty fields including cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, pulmonary-critical care, endocrinology, rheumatology and allergy-immunology. >>More

Training Facilities

Teaching is done at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital, the Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center (JVBA), and at the UIC Outpatient Care Center.

University of Illinois Hospital

Over 600 primary care physicians and specialists provide high quality primary and referral care to patients from the city, state and around the world. The University Hospital is a modern 424- bed facility with seven specialized intensive care units. The University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Center includes the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Associated Health Professions and the School of Public Health, all of which interact regularly with the medicine housestaff. The University of Illinois Medical Center is ranked one of the nation’s best teaching hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. >>More

Jesse Brown VA Hospital

The Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which recently celebrated its 50 years of academic partnership with the UIC College of Medicine, is a tertiary care facility with 175 beds and a modern ambulatory care center. Primary care services are divided into four practices and are based on the “continuity of care model”. The total number of visits in the Ambulatory Care Center is among the highest of all the VA facilities. Faculty hold academic appointments at the UIC, and many are involved in various research projects ranging from molecular biology to outcomes research. >>More

UIC Outpatient Care Center

The UIC Outpatient Care Center, which opened in 1999, is a state-of-the-art facility with a fully computerized medical record system. Its 245,000 square feet house all subspecialty and general medicine outpatient services and our women’s health center.  >> More

Research Projects

Because of our affiliation with the University of Illinois College of Medicine, residents within our program have access to world-class, state-of-the-art research facilities and motivated clinical faculty which help breed an environment of interest in research. Whether your interests are in basic science, translational or clinical research, residents are provided with multiple opportunities to pursue their own research projects throughout their time in our program.

Residents can request dedicated research time during either their PGY-2 or PGY-3 years or work outside of their clinical duties. Also, we are heavily committed to giving residents the opportunity to present their research data or case presentations at professional society meetings of their choosing. For example, every year, we participate in the annual ACP Northern Illinois State chapter meeting.  >> More

Core Conference Curriculum

Each subspecialty of internal medicine has one noon slot per month to lecture on a pre-assigned topic in their areas of expertise. Attending physicians from each subspecialty section are invited to discuss these topics with an emphasis on physical diagnosis and patient management with the goal of teaching at the level of an internal medicine resident.

The topics in the first half of the academic year are commonly encountered diseases or clinical scenarios and these lectures are repeated annually.  The topics in the latter half of the academic year are less common clinical entities and are not repeated annually. >>More

Multidisciplinary Conference and Journal Club

During the third year of internal medicine residency, all graduating seniors are required to complete and deliver presentations at both a multidisciplinary conference (MDC) and a journal club (JC) during the noon conference hour.

For MDCs, the cases discussed revolve around currently or recently admitted patients who required either multi-specialty involvement or had a complicated hospital course due to a challenging diagnostic course. This conference creates a forum in which residents can hear attending faculty from the internal medicine subspecialties discuss their thought processes related to a current case and how diagnostic and therapeutic interventions were chosen. >>More

Typical Resident Schedule

One unique aspect of the University of Illinois at Chicago Internal Medicine Residency Program is the large range of both inpatient and outpatient educational opportunities. Over the course of a three year residency in internal medicine, you will have the opportunity to rotate on the following offered inpatient services (locations are in parentheses):

  • Medical ICU (UIH/JBVA)
  • Cardiology/CCU (UIH)
  • General Medicine Wards (UIH/JBVA)
  • Internal Medicine Specialty Wards (UIH):
  • Liver
  • GI
  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Sickle Cell
  • Inpatient Infectious Diseases Wards/Consults (UIH)
  • Inpatient Neurology Wards/Consults (UIH)

Read more of the typical resident schedule here

Salary and Benefits

Vacation: All residents are given four weeks of paid vacation per year. Interns have an extra week off between PGY-1 and PGY-2.

Sick Leave: All residents are given 24 calendar days of paid sick leave per year. Sick leave can be used as educational leave for professional society conferences.

Health and Disability Insurance: This is available to residents and their dependents for a nominal fee. Dependent coverage is reimbursed up to the amount set by the GME operating committee.

Life Insurance: All residents are given a benefit of one year’s stipend provided at no charge. Additional life insurance can be purchased in multiples of this stipend for a nominal fee.

Malpractice Insurance: All full-time residents are covered at 100% for any and all malpractice claims.

Educational funds can be used at the UIC Medical Bookstore for the purchase of textbooks or other study material purchases such as UpToDate, MKSAP, MedStudy or USMLE World. In addition, yearly dues for professional medical societies (ACP, AMA, etc.) can be reimbursed through this fund. >>More

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