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IM Alumni and Friends, and Giving

Drs. Adam Mikolajczyk, Anne Polick, and Fred Zar

Welcome Alumni and Friends of the UIC Internal Medicine program!  We wanted to create a space to spread the good news about our program, recognize the achievements of our current and former residents, and create a pathway for giving to our program.

Anne Polick, Deputy Director

My name is Anne Polick, and I am honored to have accepted the position of Deputy Program Director in September of 2022. Alongside the Program Director, Adam Mikolajczyk, we have enormous shoes to fill after 33 years of Fred Zar’s visionary leadership. As a mentor, role model and master diagnostician, Fred Zar built a program that emphasized autonomy, mentorship and non-hierarchical collegiality to deliver exceptional clinical care to an underserved population. 

As a graduate of this program myself, I hold it dear, and I see the value in preserving what makes UIC unique, and continuing to build upon it.​ Our mission is to prepare our trainees for a wide-range of career paths while emphasizing the provision of high-quality, culturally competent, patient-centered care for the state of Illinois’ medically underserved populations. We aim to foster a learning environment that prioritizes the appropriate balance of autonomy and supervision, evidence-based approaches, diversity and inclusion, humanism, wellness, and togetherness​.

Contributions from alumni and friends will go towards supporting scholarly activity, reemphasizing the culture of camaraderie after COVID and continuing to expand professional opportunities for our trainees in their time with us.  Listed here you will find changes implemented for the prior two academic calendar years. We thank you for your time, attention, and consideration.

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Alumni Testimonials

We congratulate the class of 2023 IM, IM/EM and Med-Peds residents. We welcome our new interns, and we continue to have pride in our upperclass and our chief residents for their continued leadership, flexibility and growth.

Jon Radosta, MD

Jon Radosta, MD
Class of 2007
UIC Chief Resident (2007-2008)
Post Graduate Career: Interim Chief Medical Officer, University of Illinois Hospital
Video: Jon Radosta shares his UIC IM experience

Lila Glotfelty, MD

Lila Glotfelty, MD
Class of 2017
UIC Chief Resident (2017-2018)
Fellowship: Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Post Graduate Career: Clinical Research Director, Immunology and Inflammation, Sanofi and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Denver Health, University of Colorado
Video: Lila Glotfelty shares her UIC IM experience

Chantale Stephens-Archer, MD

Chantale Stephens-Archer, MD
Class of 2013
Post Graduate Career: Hospitalist, Central DuPage Hospital (Northwestern Medicine)
Video: Chantale Stephens-Archer shares her UIC IM experience

Alfredo Mena Lora, MD

Alfredo Mena Lora, MD
Class of 2012
Fellowship, Infectious Disease, University of Illinois Chicago
Post Graduate Career: Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship, University of Illinois Hospital
Video: Alfredo Mena Lora shares his UIC IM experience

Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD

Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD
Class of 2015
UIC Chief Resident (2015-2016)
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, University of Chicago Hospital
Post Graduate Gastroenterologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Video: Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa shares her UIC IM experience

Conner Olsen, MD

Conner Olsen, MD
Class of 2021
UIC Chief Resident (2021-2022)
Fellowship: Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine, University of California San Diego
Video: Conner Olsen shares his UIC IM experience

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Adam Mikolajczyk, Program Director

I first came to UIC in 2018 as a faculty member in Gastroenterology and Hepatology as a transplant hepatologist.  I was initially drawn to the institution’s unwavering commitment to caring for underserved patient populations, strong prioritization of diversity, and rich tradition of innovation within the field of medical education.  Each of these values remain very important to me, but it was being embraced into the IM residency family, which truly embodies the institution’s unparalleled collegiality and humility, that forever shaped my career.​

Over the next three years, we hope to achieve a fundraising goal of $75,000.  Through your generosity, we would like to grow the initiatives of our newly formed DEI committee, our wellness committee, and our family-style journal clubs; enhance research opportunities offered to our residents; and continue to enhance our learning opportunities offered, including the tropical medicine elective, a certificate-program for POCUS training, medical Spanish elective, public advocacy elective, and the various tracks. Please consider making a one-time or recurring gift.


Donate to the Residency Program Education Fund to support resident travel to meetings, global health rotations and resident wellness activities.