Life in Chicago

As UChicago Internal Medicine Residents, we work hard, we fight for our community, and we thrive together in the heart of Chicago.

Nestled in the heart of Museum Campus South, Hyde Park is home to some of the best South side arts and cultural institutions, as well as many ethnic restaurants, family parks, bookstores, coffee shops, and more.

As Internal Medicine Residents, we support each other and form lifelong friendships through the program. There is always an event or a low-key social activity for us to enjoy each other's company. Check in with our MedChiefs to see what's been happening lately.

Chicago has more than 60 fascinating museums, 77 unique neighborhoods, and thousands of acclaimed restaurants, bars, and breweries. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find there’s no other place like Chicago.

Here's just a taste of what Chicago has to offer:

Endless green space to enjoy
There’s outdoor adventures in every corner of Chicago — walk the Lakefront Trail, dine on the Chicago Riverwalk, or have a picnic in one of our neighborhood parks.

A welcoming community
Chicago is one of the proudest cities in the country. We’re home to a diverse LGBTQ+ community, the world’s first official gay neighborhood, and a full month of Pride celebrations. Come explore our inclusive neighborhoods, bars, and events.

Cultural hub
Chicago’s art flourishes and offers an impressive number of museums, theatres, and fairs for the culturally inclined. The city hosts the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera. The Art Institute of Chicago on Michigan Avenue has the largest collection of French Impressionist paintings outside of France.

Always something to see
The city is home to some of the best off-Broadway theater in the country. Among the best known are Steppenwolf Theater Company and the Goodman Theater, both of which regularly send Chicago-premiered productions to the Broadway stage. The famous Second City improvisational theater group started on the University of Chicago campus.
Vibrant dining and nightlife
Chicago is known around the world for our award-winning restaurant scene that’s as diverse as the city itself:

Haven for sports fans
Sports fans have a host of teams to root for in Chicago. We have the Bears for the football diehards, the Bulls for basketball fanatics, or the Blackhawks for ice hockey fans. You can watch the Cubs play at the renowned Wrigley Field, or check out the 2005 World Series Champion White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Easy to get around
The nation’s second largest public transportation system, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates Chicago’s eight ‘L’ train lines and 129 bus routes. Convenient CTA bus routes travel throughout the city, with stops every few blocks. Several lines offer Night Owl service, running until 2 a.m. or later.

Plan your trip
The University of Chicago has assembled some handy resources to plan your visit.

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