Chief Residents

Welcome to the University of Chicago NorthShore Family Medicine Residency Program! Our time in the residency program has been incredibly meaningful and formative, and we are excited about your interest in learning more about us.

One of the most important strengths of our program is its diverse training environment. Residents have the opportunity to rotate through Erie Family Health Center (a federally qualified health center serving low-income residents, our continuity clinic site), NorthShore University Health System (a large, nationally-recognized health system focused on delivering high quality patient care) along with world-renowned academic centers in the city including the University of Chicago Hospitals and Lurie Children’s Hospital at Northwestern University. We think the diverse set of experiences we gain from these learning environments both in community settings and large academic centers allow for a rich understanding of our country’s healthcare system and prepare residents well for a wide variety of careers after residency.

Residents in our program also have an opportunity to customize their residency training based on their interests. We offer many different tracks including Women’s Health, Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Faculty Development, Obesity Medicine, Geriatrics/Palliative Care, and many more. Most residents do several tracks and thus leave residency with the particular skills they need for the career they envision.

Our program successfully made the transition to the 2x2 schedule last year. This schedule has allowed senior residents to spend two out of every four weeks at our continuity clinic site at Erie Clinic. Residents have embraced this change because it gives us more dedicated time in the clinic, building meaningful relationships with our patients and gaining the skills necessary to be outstanding primary care physicians. Also, with its clearly delineated clinic time, the 2x2 system has helped residents maintain work-life balance and avoid burnout during residency.

Finally, perhaps the greatest strength of our residency program is the people. Virtually every member of our residency program community, from our program director and core faculty to support staff members and our residents, are empathetic and kind people focused on maintaining a rigorous but nurturing learning environment. We have found that this supportive learning environment has been incredibly meaningful to the happiness and growth of residents in our program.

Please feel free to reach out to us via email if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting some of you during this application cycle!



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