MD Student Life
One of the unique aspects of the College of Medicine in Chicago is that it serves a wide-range of diverse and under-served patients in the University Medical District, specifically at the University of Illinois Hospital and partnering clinics across the city, all while retaining very close proximity to down-town Chicago and the various unique neighborhoods, such as Little Italy or Humboldt Park that offer distinguishing character to urban living.
As a result, we attract a diverse group of compassionate students with a very broad range of experiences and interests to add to the culture here.
Students at all four campuses engage in a wide-variety of campus activities, including committees, clubs, and other student organizations. Many students join several as a way to explore and expand their interests.
The following link gives some examples of the types of activities that you can engage in while at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago: Student Organizations
In addition to the above, there are many other volunteer and leadership opportunities in the local community.
Students can explore all the incredible culture that the city of Chicago has to offer.
- Ethnic neighborhoods and restaurants
- Museums, major league sports, Lake Michigan
- Free festivals, parades, fireworks
Students all receive a discounted CTA pass to take them anywhere and everywhere.