Program Description

Pediatrics and Medicine rotations are taken in alternating 3-4 month blocks throughout the 4 years.  The curriculum adheres to the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) with regards to combined training in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics.  We will provide 4 combined Medicine-Pediatrics PGY-1 slots through the residency match. We can be identified by NRMP code 1150700C0.

Our program is housed within the University of Illinois College of Medicine – Chicago, one of the nation’s largest medical schools.  The UIC campus is located directly west of the Chicago Loop in an area surrounded by the historic Little Italy and Pilsen neighborhoods, in the Illinois Medical District – one of the world’s largest concentrations of advanced public and private health care facilities.

Schedules are broken down into 13 four-week blocks over 12 months that includes four-weeks of vacation.  During the intern year, medicine rotations will be on a regular block schedule while pediatric rotations follow a 3+1 X+Y schedule. Medicine rotations after PGY1 year are also on an X+Y schedule. By the end of residency, housestaff will have completed up to 24 blocks of meaningful patient care experience in both internal medicine and pediatric rotations in the outpatient, inpatient, ER, and ICU settings.

Sample Intern Schedule

Block 1 2 3 4 5 6
Rotation Gen Wards NICU Acute Care Elective/
MICU Gen wards
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Elective Nursery Subspecialty
Liver Ambu CCU

Scheduling Key:
Blue = Medicine Rotation
Black = Pediatric rotation
Intern year is 12 months/13 blocks. The pediatric blocks consist of 3 X weeks (elective or inpatient) and 1 Y week (clinic).
All residents receive 4 weeks of vacation during each academic year that may be taken consecutively in a 4-week block or in 2-week segments for a half-block each.