Chief Resident’s Welcome Message

Welcome to the University of Illinois Hospital (UIC) Department of Anesthesiology residency program! Thank you for your interest in our program and for taking the time to get to know us. UIC has a long-standing tradition of graduating exceptional anesthesiologists due to our outstanding mentorship, positive work culture, resident camaraderie, professionalism, and excellent clinical training.

Each UIC Anesthesiology class is composed of twelve residents from many different backgrounds but with the common qualities of being personable, proactive, responsible, and committed to building good relationships inside and outside of the hospital. Our faculty members have a broad range of expertise and amongst them we have many leaders in their respective subspecialty fields. Our program is incredibly welcoming and collegial between all members, and the resident body has a voice and is able to express itself openly.

The residency program is structured in a way that sets up our residents for success. Our intern year is unique in that it includes four months of clinical anesthesia rotations between the University of Illinois hospital and Jesse Brown VA. Interns are paired closely with attendings and senior residents in an effort to build a strong foundation. This enables our interns to learn the fundamental concepts of being an anesthesiologist so they are miles ahead of the curve once they start their CA-1 year.

Our home base is the University of Illinois Hospital, where during the Clinical Anesthesia years our residents get excellent exposure to Neuroanesthesia, Obstetrics, Regional, Chronic Pain, Pediatrics, Cardiac, Transplant, and Critical Care. To promote further exposure to subspecialties, we also rotate at the Hines VA and Loyola University Hospital for Cardiac Anesthesia, Shriners Hospitals for Children for complex pediatric cases and Mount Sinai Hospital for Trauma. For those interested in global health, our department sponsors an International away rotation for eligible CA-3s. This great variety gives us an advantage as we become accustomed to effectively learning and working in different environments.

Chicago is an incredible, world class metropolitan area that we are fortunate to call home. Some of the country’s best restaurants reside here and there are endless possibilities for different cuisines, sports, music, fine arts and festivals to attend. You name it, this city has it! Chicago is composed of distinct communities within the city that can provide anything from the round-the-clock excitement of the big city to a quiet, peaceful neighborhood feel. Our residents live in a variety of these neighborhoods (River North, South Loop, West Loop, Medical District, Wicker Park and Lincoln Park just to name a few) and always find time to meet up outside of work to explore the city. UIC Hospital is conveniently located in the Medical District neighborhood and easily accessible by public transportation from all ends of the city.

Thank you once again for visiting our site. We hope to meet you in this upcoming interview season and that you will get to know our great program and its members.