Life in Chicago

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is part of the Illinois Medical District, the largest urban medical district in the United States. The other major hospitals that make up the district include: the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. In addition, the 560 acre district includes medical research facilities, laboratories, a biotechnology business incubator, universities, and more than 40 other healthcare-related facilities.

Our medical center is located within a vibrant and multicultural setting contiguous to the Chicago neighborhoods of Little Italy, Pilsen, and UIC East. The quaint neighborhoods offer many great restaurants and venues and are within easy walking distance. Nearby apartments and condos are readily available for those interested in living close to work. The medical center is adjacent to both the Blue and Pink CTA “L” lines (Polk Station) offering easy access to/from the downtown Chicago “Loop” area, as well as from throughout the Chicagoland area.

With our program being part of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine, resident salaries and benefits are highly competitive. Please see the “Benefits” link on the UIC Graduate Medical Education website for details on all resident benefits offered including salaries (under “stipends”), health insurance, pension and much more:

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