1st YEAR RESIDENTS – CLASS OF 2024


Brittany Abud

Medical School: Florida State University College of Medicine

Favorite TV show: Anything Bravo, Food Network or murdery!

“What drew me to the program was the relationships within the program. Everyone gets along so well and is so supportive and that is the type of environment that I want to work in. I also love how many different rotation sites we get to experience. I think that provides such a versatile learning experience.”

Natalia Hajnas

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

“What I love about being a resident here is the supportive environment I work in every day. The residents all strive to help each other, and are very attentive to each other’s needs. The attendings are constantly teaching and genuinely interested in our education, and go out of their way to push us to grow and improve.”

John Wilson, IV

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Publication: Wilson J, Reid KJ, Braun RI, Abbott SM, Zee PC (2018). Habitual light exposure relative to circadian timing in delayed sleep-wake phase disorder. SLEEP 41(11): zsy166. doi:10.1093/sleep/zsy166

Favorite TV show: The Bon Appétit YouTube channel

“I love UIC because the attendings here are passionately invested in residents as learners and as people. My co-residents are incredible and they are a huge source of support and encouragement to me. Chicago has everything you would ever need from a city.”