We recognize that you are evaluating a wide range of Pediatric Residency programs. It may be difficult to prioritize program characteristics when selecting a training center. Let us highlight CHUI’s unique attributes that make it an excellent choice for so many residents:

• Strong emphasis on Primary Care education
• One of the largest number of electives in Chicago as well as Sub-Fellowships—allows broad exposure in preparation for sub-specialty training
• Plenty of ICU exposure and a high-volume Level III NICU
• Underserved population
• Enthusiastic and friendly residents
• Advocacy Track
• Global Health Track
• Clinical and Basic Science Research Opportunities
• Nationally Renowned School of Public Health
• World Class City—cultural diversity, arts, great food, championship sports teams, excellent public transportation, largest Medical District in the United States

Explore our website for additional information on CHUI’s unique Opportunities.


Research Opportunities

The Department of Pediatrics at UIC prides itself on its numerous research opportunities, both in the basic science and clinical arenas.

Resident Research Travel Award:

Residents are encouraged to pursue research during their residency training, and faculty mentorship is available in every department.  Interns meet with the department head in the first few months of their training, and those interested in pursuing research are paired with faculty mentors as soon as possible.  Residents work closely with their mentors on these scholarly activities.  The residency program leadership supports resident research, and we work individually with residents to facilitate the integration of research into their training.  The department selects one resident each year to receive the Resident Research Travel Award to support them in presenting their research at a national conference.

Clinical Research Methods Online Certificate Program:

At UIC, we are fortunate to have this online certificate program available for residents and faculty.  Through this program, residents can acquire the skills they need to pursue clinical research.  Tuition is waived by the university.  Visit: http://www.uic.edu/sph/clinicalresearch/ for more information.

UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS):

UIC is home to the NIH-funded CCTS, which offers significant financial and educational support to those residents and faculty pursuing clinical and bench research projects.  Start-up grants are available for residents interested in pursuing research during their residency and beyond.    Visit: http://www.uic.edu/depts/mcam/CCTS/ for more information.