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 which includes four weeks of vacation.

During the intern year, internal medicine rotations follow a traditional block schedule with weekly continuity clinics. After intern year, medicine schedules move to an X+Y (4+2) format. For pediatric rotations, residents follow a X+Y (3+1) schedule for all four years of training. 

The X+Y format denotes X weeks of inpatient or consult service and a Y week or weeks of outpatient clinics.

See below for a sample intern year schedule and sample X+Y schedule.

Patient Population:

UIC is proud to serve a very unique, diverse, and traditionally disenfranchised population in the heart of Chicago. Our patients are often burdened by health inequities and we work to help them navigate systems of care and achieve best outcomes.