Chief Resident’s Welcome Message

Welcome to UIC Anesthesiology! We hope that our website provides you with invaluable information about us. We are proud to represent this program and the incredible training we have received to become well-rounded anesthesiologists.

Residents spend the majority of their CA1 year at our flagship hospital, University of Illinois Hospital, where they undergo a rigorous 2-month bootcamp period before becoming fully independent. It is during this time that they undergo extensive hands-on training under the direct supervision of a senior resident and eventually 1:1 time with an attending. This is coupled with a unique novice-centered didactic curriculum to ensure OR readiness. Before CA1 year, our clinical acumen is also fostered by the unique way our intern year is structured with a total of 4 months of anesthesiology. Not only do we get an early, in-depth exposure into our chosen field but we also receive a strong medical foundation with 4 months of medical wards, 1 month of ICU, Surgery, Pulmonary & Critical Care/Cardiology consults, and Emergency Medicine rotations.

While we consider UIC Hospital our home, there are other institutions that greatly enrich our training. Whether it’s cardiac, trauma, regional or pediatrics, we visit other hospitals during our CA2/CA3 years which allows us to become versatile and skilled in other practices besides our own. We feel this supplementation in training is invaluable for our future careers, and a unique aspect of what UIC offers its residents.

It is truly a pleasure to work with faculty that fosters a casual, down-to-earth environment in the operating rooms every day. There are many attendings who are on a first-name basis with residents and who take a special interest in mentoring our clinical and academic interests. There are many occasions throughout the year where we organize social events, brunches and happy hours with various faculty. For those interested in research, some of our faculty have recently garnered major NIH funds that have elevated us to the top NIH-funded anesthesiology program in Chicago.

Outside of the operating room, our residents thrive and make great friendships. We truly consider each other family, and this is part of our long-standing UIC culture. From endless restaurant options to first-class sports and music, Chicago is a city that offers us the best playground during our off time. It is no wonder we have a fantastic time both in and out of work!

Thank you for visiting our website and considering UIC. We hope you get in touch with us at [email protected] if you have any follow-up questions about our program, and we wish you the best of luck during this applicant season!

Eva Martinez, Arun Reddy, Zach Weinerman
2022-2023 Chief Residents