The mission of the Pediatric Residency Program at UIC is to train and educate a diverse group of pediatric trainees to provide exceptional care for children in the greater Chicago area in a supportive environment. Through clinical teaching and education focused on research and advocacy, our graduates become leaders in their community, match in competitive fellowship programs, and embark on careers in academic or hospital medicine.
Located on the west side of Chicago, the Children’s Hospital at UI Health is a mission-driven hospital that cares for a broad spectrum of patients, including a vulnerable patient population. UIC and the Children’s Hospital at UI Health are committed to developing and sustaining an environment that focuses on equity, diversity and inclusion among our residents and faculty. Additionally, as pediatricians in Chicago, we work hard to support our patients and families in navigating the challenges that many of them regularly face in their communities—challenges that have only been amplified in recent years.
Our faculty is comprised of dedicated clinician-educators who teach residents in the clinics, at our state-of-the-art simulation center, at the bedside, and through our robust educational curriculum, including morning, noon, and academic half-day conferences. They are engaged in research to tackle childhood obesity, health disparities for children with asthma, adverse childhood experiences, depression, and so much more. As a resident at UIC, you will have the opportunity to partner with faculty mentors to develop research projects that might bring the change in our city and our communities that we need to see.
Your experience at UIC will be an enriching one where you will find a family of enthusiastic residents and faculty, and an institution dedicated to serving our community and advancing research in the wonderful city of Chicago.
2022-2023 Virtual Application Season