Message from the Program Director

Message from the Program Director2018-09-05T21:42:12+00:00

Welcome to the UIC MedPeds Residency Program.  For over 30 years we have been training outstanding individuals, who seek to provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages.  Our residents have the opportunity to care for underserved patients with complex medical, social, emotional, and economic backgrounds in both the outpatient and inpatient settings at the University of Illinois Hospital, Children’s Hospital University of Illinois, and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Additionally, our housestaff have their own MedPeds clinic (the Primary Care for Adults and Children clinic) staffed exclusively by MedPeds faculty.  The depth of training and range of experience has allowed our residents to pursue a variety of careers paths, including primary care, fellowship training, hospitalist medicine, academic medicine, research, and global/public health.

While education and clinical training in primary and subspecialty care is our foremost priority, we support and strongly encourage our housestaff to work and collaborate on scholarly projects and pursue their individual interests.  The resources of UIC, the College of Medicine, and the allied health professional schools provides our residents with opportunities to pursue research, global health initiatives, quality improvement work, medical education projects, and further graduate education.

We are fortunate to be located in the city of Chicago with the food, music, sports, and other cultural amenities it affords. We have a dedicated and growing group of dually board certified MedPeds faculty, who along with our categorical Pediatric and Internal Medicine attendings seek to provide excellent patient care and are vested in educating the next generation of physicians, while also working to improve the practice of medicine. However, the best part of our program remains our hard-working, fun, and ambitious housestaff.

We look forward to meeting with you!

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Pavan Srivastava, MD
Program Director
UIC MedPeds Residency Program