Resident Social Events
Annual White Sox Game and Spring Fling
Residents and attendings unwind together after two weeks on service!
Celebratory End-of-Year Boat Parties
PGY-3 Fall Bonfire
“Being an intern in internal medicine was a busy and challenging year, but I certainly learned a lot. I was also able to meet and work with amazing cointerns and make some incredible lifelong friends.” – Mike Z., Prelim 2020
Things to Do in Chicago
Dining and Nightlife
Known as one of the best food cities in the country – fine dining plus a huge range of international cuisines!
Endless supply of museums, symphonies/operas, shows, concerts. Every resident receives a yearly ticket fund!
Lake Michigan and Endless Green Space
“One of my favorite parts about living in Chicago is the easy access to the city’s beautiful lakeshore trail. The trail spans over 18 miles and is a great resource for any runners, bikers, walkers, roller bladers, etc. There are an unlimited number of stunning views of both the city and Lake Michigan, and is surrounded predominantly by trees, parks, fields, and sandy beaches.” – Kevin P., Class of 2023
Professional teams of all sports, plus opportunities to stay active with intramural leagues.
“There are lots of opportunities for intramural sports (soccer, volleyball, and more), and I loved playing on teams with my co-residents. It helped me stay active, de-stress, and hang out with friends outside of work!” – Okker V., Prelim 2022
Easy to Get Around
Residents get around by car, bus, shuttles, and trains!
“You cannot sleep on the Chicago food and bar scene. Want to break the bank for a nice steak on the Chicago river? Easy. Feeling authentic tacos out of a grocery store? Got that too. Scenic place to update the Insta prof pic? Plenty. Quaint French restaurant for romantic date night? Of course! I could go on. This city has it all!” – Olivia L., Class of 2023
Family Friendly Residency
“As a mom of 2 toddlers I have found the UChicago IM Residency to be extremely supportive of residents and their families! They are advocates in leadership throughout the program supporting residents through their pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, and parenting journey. We are also so fortunate to have the greater Hyde Park community encompassing the hospital system that has amazing schools, parks, museums, and childcare options!” – Molly P., Class of 2024
Where Residents Live
“Hyde Park has been a great neighborhood to live in due to its close proximity/commute to work, easy access to the lakefront, and its diverse community of people, cuisine, and arts! Its relative affordability compared to other Chicago neighborhoods was also a major perk!” – Varun S., Class of 2024
“Living in South Loop is the perfect distance for an easy commute and access to downtown, the lakefront, and visiting friends!” – Ashley L., Class of 2023
“Amazing neighborhood with great food and bars!” – Ankur S., Class of 2023