Why the University of Chicago?

We strive to stay at the forefront of internal medicine education. Some of the highlights of our program include the following:

Exceptional resident autonomy. Our residents regularly cite this attribute as one of the most outstanding qualities of their training. Of course, support is always available, but you will be given opportunities to own the care of your patients and make your own critical decisions.

Opportunities to care for the underserved. Our hospital serves a number of Chicago’s highest risk communities. Patients in these communities suffer from disparities in access to health care and health outcomes.

Unparalleled opportunities to engage in scholarship. We have a tremendous, devoted faculty who are committed to mentoring housestaff in basic, translational, and clinical research projects. Nearly 100% of our trainees engage in scholarship, and the vast majority of them produce meaningful publications.

Career mentoring and excellent fellowship matching. Our residents continue to fill spots in the most competitive subspecialty fellowship programs nationwide. You can see for yourself; check out our fellowship match results.

Protected inpatient and outpatient experiences. With our 4+2 curriculum, you will have time to focus on your ward duties and ambulatory care separately. Visit our Curriculum page to learn more about the 4+2 model and other unique aspects of our residency curriculum.

An innovative ultrasound and hands-on training curriculum. All housestaff participate in a formalized ultrasound curriculum that provides residents with practical skills in ultrasound-based bedside diagnosis.


A multifaceted, unique resuscitation curriculum. We are one of the few programs in the country in which medicine residents run all “code teams.” Our respected faculty are national leaders in research in ACLS and post-resuscitation care. We have a strong simulation program, mock code curriculum, and monthly resuscitation reviews as well as extensive institutional support for high-quality resuscitation and therapeutic hypothermia.


Teaching opportunities. Our residents work closely with our medical students, both on the wards and through formal teaching, as part of the medical school clinical skills training curriculum.

An outstanding and vibrant housestaff. Not only do our interns and residents bond on the job, but they also form extremely close friendships that last a lifetime. Just ask around!

Training in a truly world-class city. Chicago is a wonderful city with so much to offer. A beautiful city on Lake Michigan, Chicago is renowned for its cultural offerings, beautiful architecture, amazing restaurants, distinct neighborhoods, and affordability.