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
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
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
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
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
- Medical ICU (UIH/JBVA)
- Cardiology/CCU (UIH)
- General Medicine Wards (UIH/JBVA)
- Internal Medicine Specialty Wards (UIH):
- 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
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
Education 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