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The combined residency of Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine – Chicago is one of the longest running MedPeds programs in the United States – training physicians who are specialists in the care of both adults and children.

  • 39 # Years we have been training MedPeds Physcians

  • 20 + MedPeds Faculty

  • 11 + Categorical Chief Residents since 2010

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The program enjoys the strong support of its outstanding categorical programs along with the numerous resources that our health sciences system avails, which includes:

  • Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences, Social Work, and Dentistry
  • Department of Medical Education and the Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute
  • School of Public Health
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  • The undergraduate facilities along with the other professional, masters, and doctorate programs

Patient community

Additionally, our residents provide care for a diverse and under-resourced patient community under the guidance of invested faculty, who emphasize medical decision-making based on the best available evidence, the need to address barriers to care, and inclusive of patient/family input.

Research and scholarly pursuits

Scholarly work is encouraged with opportunities for housestaff to get involved with basic science and clinical research, quality improvement, informatics, and medical education. We also seek to support and provide mentorship for residents who desire to pursue their own innovations, global health, policy initiatives, and community health and advocacy projects.

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For over 30 years we have been training outstanding individuals, who seek to provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages. Our residents have the opportunity to care for medically vulnerable patients living in predominantly under-resourced settings, who frequently face medical, social, mental health, and economic challenges in both the outpatient and inpatient settings at the University of Illinois Hospital, Children’s Hospital University of Illinois, and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. The depth of training and range of experience has allowed our residents to pursue a variety of careers paths, including primary care, fellowship training, hospitalist medicine, academic medicine, research, global health, and public health. While education and clinical training in primary and subspecialty care is our foremost priority, we support and strongly encourage our trainees to work and collaborate on scholarly projects and pursue their individual interests.

We have a dedicated and growing group of MedPeds faculty, who along with our categorical Pediatric and Internal Medicine attendings seek to provide excellent patient care and are vested in educating the next generation of physicians. However, the best part of our program remains our hard-working, fun, and ambitious resident trainees. Our mission is to support and encourage our residents to achieve their personal and professional potential.

We wish you the best during this application process and look forward to meeting with you!

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UIC is proud to serve an incredibly diverse patient population. We strive to recruit physicians that reflect that patient population and to train our providers in cultural humility and awareness to further promote health equity.

The MedPeds residents participate in several Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and related tracks within UIC:

We are additionally supported by programs led by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine Inclusion Council, and within the Internal Medicine and the Pediatric programs.

UI Health has made several commitments to our community with some examples included below and the full list available at UI Health’s Points of Pride:

  • UI Health manages The Chicago Hispanic Community Health Study Field Center for the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, the largest ongoing study of Hispanic health to date. The multicity study has revealed a unique set of health risk factors and insights into the prevalence of certain diseases, including diabetes and hypertension, for this diverse population.
  • UI Health has been named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Health Equality Index for our commitment to quality LGBTQ care.
  • Better Health Through Housing, UI Health’s “housing first” program, helps provide permanent housing and intensive case management to chronically homeless individuals. The initiative’s combination of healthcare, housing, and human services fosters a sense of home, independence, and self-determination to help speed individuals’ reintegration into the community, promotes long-term health, and reduces overall healthcare costs.
  • Project HEAL supports increased testing and linkage to care for HIV, HCV, and Diabetes.
  • PRONTO transportation service, a partnership with Chicago health-access startup Kaizen Health, utilizes ride-hailing service Lyft to provide free rides to patients being transitioned home from medical surgical and critical care units.