General Philosophy

We believe that resident physicians learn best by making meaningful decisions in the context of close supervision by attending physicians. Residents have the opportunity to learn in a multitude of clinical settings and often work with diverse, multi-disciplinary teams that help foster their personal and professional growth. Residents' independence increases as they progress through residency, as does their teaching and administrative responsibilities.


We often learn most from our patients.  UIC caters to a diverse patient population, providing primary care to the surrounding community while also serving as a tertiary referral center. UIC prides itself as serving an urban population that is historically medically underserved. Our patients greatly enrich the training experience of our residents.


Bi-directional evaluation of residents, faculty, and the residency program occurs continuously on several levels. After every rotation residents have the opportunity to evaluate the educational experience of the rotation, their faculty, and their peers. Similarly, residents are evaluated by their peers and faculty after each rotation. Residents are also evaluated using faculty-observed mini–Clinical Evaluation Exercises (mini–CEXs) and 360-degree evaluations in Med-Peds continuity of care clinic and pediatric wards.