Our department offers an internal medicine training program designed to encourage science and humanity in the practice of medicine. Our program will help you achieve a mastery of clinical medicine and will start you on your path toward a rewarding future career. We offer a balanced choice of disciplines, ranging from primary care to subspecialty medicine. With an emphasis on both research and teaching, we provide excellent training for those planning a future in academic medicine, clinical practice, medical administration, or any combination of these interests.

Our program has several major advantages. First, our training takes place at the University of Chicago Medical Center located on the main University campus. This proximity fosters a rigorous intellectual environment as well as a close camaraderie among housestaff who see one another daily. The classic separation of basic science and clinical care does not exist at this institution, facilitating the dissemination of the latest laboratory breakthroughs into the clinical arena. Secondly, our residents benefit from a training program in which most faculty physicians have full-time academic appointments at the University. In the Department of Medicine, our 200 and more faculty members — from instructors to professors — take an active part in teaching. Under the support, supervision, and guidance of our faculty, residents take full responsibility for patient care and assume a major role in teaching of medical students and allied health professionals.

While we are proud of our traditions and organization, the most critical ingredient of any clinical training program is, of course, the quality of the residents themselves. Here at the University of Chicago, you will find a housestaff whose vigorous enthusiasm for hard work, learning, and teaching is matched only by its collegiality and support for one another. The commitment that our housestaff demonstrate, not just to the patients and to medicine, but also to each other sets this program apart.
Everett E. Vokes, MD
John E. Ultmann Professor
Chair, Department of Medicine
John McConville, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine

Exceptional autonomy and mentorship

As a resident here, you are given the opportunity to own the care of your patients, make meaningful decisions, and lead your team.

Our world class faculty is to support you in those clinical decisions and to mentor you in basic, translational, clinical, and outcomes research in any area of interest.

Care for Chicago's underserved

Our hospital serves some of Chicago’s most vulnerable communities.

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

Preparation for your whole career

Our graduates match to the most competitive subspecialty fellowship programs nationwide.

Because of the clinical and research training they received as residents, our graduates go on to thrive as leaders across the country. The vast majority of our residents produce meaningful scholarship during residency.

A city and residency to call home

Not only do our interns and residents bond on the job, they form a residency family with bonds that last a lifetime.

There’s no better place to enjoy residency life than Chicago—a city with endless cultural events, incredible restaurants, and affordable, distinctive neighborhood living.

Program Highlights

November 2, 2021

“White Sox Game”

Our program has an annual tradition of enjoying White Sox Game + Tailgate. Every resident, core faculty member, IM residency staff member and their families have […]
November 2, 2021

“Intern Orientation”

In addition to getting oriented to the hospital, this year our new interns spent time becoming oriented to the surrounding South Side Community. During orientation, they […]
June 3, 2020

“Off-Service Dinners”

Off-service events like this taco night with the cardiology team are great opportunities for residents and attendings to unwind after 2 weeks together on inpatient service.
January 2, 2020

“Partnering with Chicago Street Medicine”

This year the residents are partnering with Chicago Street Medicine—a volunteer organization that provides much needed basic medical care, counseling, and supplies to people living rough at homeless communities across Chicago’s south side.
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We fight for our community

Our program is known not just for its unparalleled opportunities to engage in scholarship and hands-on training, we also serve a number of Chicago’s highest risk communities. Patients in these communities suffer from disparities in access to health care and health outcomes.

We take pride in fighting for our community and providing equitable care to all patients.

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