Chicago is a world-class city. Pediatric residents at UIC enjoy easy access to cultural activities, as Chicago is home to some of the best museums, cutting edge theatre, and fine dining. The UIC campus is located within minutes of Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and the Museum Campus. Chicago is located on Lake Michigan, which has an incredible biking/running path of which many of our residents take advantage. Summer in Chicago provides many opportunities to enjoy outdoor festivals, including Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, Blues Fest, or one of the many neighborhood festivals. Winter in Chicago allows time to explore all of the museums, from the Art Institute to the Shedd Aquarium, along with enjoying outdoor winter activities – such as ice skating in Millennium Park.
If you are a sports fan, Chicago is an exciting place to call home. It does not matter if you are Southsider (White Sox fan) or Northsider (Cubs fan)–almost everyone in Chicago feels passionate about the sports teams. We have professional football, basketball, soccer, and hockey teams, along with the two baseball teams. The United Center, home to the Bulls and the Blackhawks, is about 1 mile from the hospital. Ample apartments and homes are available for rent around the hospital campus. Residents choose to live in one of the many nearby suburbs or other areas of the city. Commuting in Chicago is safe and easy. The “L” train (our version of the subway) has a stop within one block of the hospital.