Caring for Chicago’s South Side

We take pride in caring for a diversity of patients and fighting against health disparities and social inequity to provide for the needs of our community.

2022 Residents brochure. (Photo by Jean Lachat)

Quality Education and Mentorship

Under the support of our world-class faculty, residents are encouraged to lead the clinical care of their patients, participate in scholarship in their areas of interest, and engage in experiences that will advance their career development.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

We are devoted to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment within our residency with an emphasis on healthcare advocacy and community engagement.


Residency Family

Our residents form bonds both in and out of the hospital through a culture of support, resident-led program changes, and organized and informal social events.


, 2011. Photos by Jasmin Shah.IM Residency brochure photos taken on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011. Photos by Jasmin Shah.

Everett E. Vokes, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine

John McConville, MD

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Addressing the health needs of Chicago’s South Side community is a driving force behind many trainees’ decision to work at the University of Chicago. Decades of segregation, racism, and ill-informed policies resulted in significant health care disparities on Chicago’s South Side. Social determinants of health, such as low income, food insecurity, pollution, crime, and limited access to care affect our patients’ well-being. If this social injustice has played a role in your decision to become a physician, then we encourage you to learn more about the internal medicine program at the University of Chicago.

Our graduates:

  • are resilient and resourceful health care providers, able to manage medically complex and socially disadvantaged patients
  • utilize evidence-based concepts in the delivery of high quality patient care
  • seek opportunities to improve the health care system in which they work
  • are well prepared to excel in academic fellowships and academic careers in general medicine sub-specialties





“UCMC’s internal medicine residency program is special. This past year, I learned what it means to be a doctor: how to care for sick patients, deal with urgent and emergent clinical situations, and operate autonomously. Along the way, I made a group of incredible friends I am obsessed with!” – Sukriti M., Prelim 2022