Think like an internist.            Practice like an ER physician.

Welcome to the University of Illinois at Chicago IM/EM Dual Training Program. Our program offers a unique and solid foundation for postgraduate training at one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. As a resident you will learn how to constantly adapt and change modes of thinking within multiple hospital systems. Are you ready for the challenge?

Big city. Tight knit community.

UIC IM/EM invests in residents like you. Throughout our five-year program, we will not only prepare you for dual certification in both IM and EM specialties, but also will become your greatest support system. You can then give this support to the patients who truly need it.

We’ll get you where you want to go.

UIC’s dual training program will give you the opportunity to define your path within the field of medicine that interests you the most.

Many of our IM/EM graduates have gone onto pursue positions such as:

  • International Clinic Directors
  • Program Directors
  • Fellowship Directors
  • Department Chairs
  • Vice Presidents of Healthcare Companies
  • Fellowships in all fields

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Alex Kobzik

Dr. Kobzik is currently in his second year of the Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is planning on moonlighting in both the ICU and Emergency Department this year, and is currently looking for an Intensivist position primarily going forward. His dual training has not only prepared him excellently for training in Critical Care, but it has already caught the attention of multiple potential employers as his job search is beginning. The IM/EM training has been invaluable not only procedurally and for breadth of knowledge, but also to provide a unique perspective on throughput, relationship building and communication.  

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Jeremy Smiley

After residency, Dr. Smiley joined NorthShore University Health System, working primarily in the Emergency Department and also moonlight as a hospitalist. For the past two years, he was a teaching attending on the medical wards service. This past year Dr. Smiley has taken on an administrative role as a physician advisor where he now spend one quarter of his time. The dual training helped him take on more administrative responsibilities, fostered educational opportunities with residents and medical students, and most importantly allowed him to take outstanding care of patients.  

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. George Hughes

Dr. George Hughes graduated from UIC IM/EM residency in 2017 and started as as a Assistant Professor at Emory University in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Recently he became the Director of Observation Medicine at Emory University Hospital moving into an administrative role within the department. The dual training definitely opened up the door to this job much earlier then a strict EM or IM residency program would have allowed. He believes that we gain a lot of practice in leadership, conflict resolution, and hospital throughput that shorter programs do not get and it makes us highly desirable and strong physicians.   

Take the next step

We’re a resident run, innovative and adaptive residency program that creates leaders. Join our family and become the leader you’re meant to be.

College of Medicine: 

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine & IM/EM Residency Program Director

Contact Us

For further information regarding this fellowship and application process, please contact: 

Carissa Tyo MD