EM Residency Program

Welcome to the University of Illinois at Chicago EM Residency Program. Our residents rotate at four unique sites in the Chicagoland area. Each hospital is nestled in unique neighborhoods across the city to provide a diverse training environment in patient populations, hospital-practice and resources. Our residency will help you craft how you want to practice medicine for years to come.

Come join our Browncoat EM family

Your life continues into residency. At UIC, we are committed to not only the pursuit of medicine for our residents, but also a flourishing personal life as well. The support of faculty, fellows, and your co-residents will allow you to become a wellrounded physician.

Becoming a Browncoat means more than becoming an exceptionally trained emergency medicine physician, it means becoming part of a unique family with a long legacy. Here you will not only get to experience the highest acuity in patient presentations but you will also continue to grow outside of medicine and gain the tools to have a long, healthy career.

Legend of the Browncoat!

Adopted by the fledgling Education Committee in the spring of 1981, the Brown Coat was first seen on the wards of the original participating hospitals, Illinois Masonic, Lutheran General and Mercy, in July of 1981.

There was no special significance for the brown color choice, it was simply a way to distinguish the Emergency medicine trained residents from the other residents and specialties in the hospital.

That would change quickly, however, as the Brown Coat came to represent the excellence of the residents who donned them and spread out to the wards and emergency departments of our three original hospitals. I am happy to say that the reputation of the Brown Coat has only grown through the almost 40 years since it was adopted.

Here’s to the Brown Coat and all who have worn it!

Gary R Strange, MD FACEP
Professor Emeritus
EM Residency Program Director, 1986 – 1993
Inaugural Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1990 – 2010

Do you have what it takes?

We want leaders like you. If you want to be constantly challenged, make an impact and contribute to a growing residency family, consider UIC EM as your future home.

Contact Us

For further information regarding the residency and application process, please contact: 

Karolina Marczewski, MS 

Residency Program Coordinator
[email protected]
808 S. Wood St. Rm. 471 Chicago, IL 60612