Welcome

IMBrochure_091411_001Our mission is to train leaders and innovators in practice, administration,research and education. Since 1983, half of our over 60 graduates have pursued general Med-Peds careers {primary care, academic (2 Vice-Chairs and Division Chiefs, 5 Program Directors), and hospitalist} and half pursued sub-specialties (Medicine, Pediatrics or Med-Peds).

Our outstanding Medicine and Pediatrics departments as well as the University of Chicago resources provide unique opportunities in research, health policy study, health disparities, medical education, and the McLean Center for Ethics to name a few. The Geographical Medicine Scholars Program offers interested residents monthly symposiums on global health, tropical and travel medicine, and geopolitical issues surrounding global health and participation at travel clinic. A select group of residents are funded for a month-long “in country practicum” (Brazil, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal and other sites).

Our program is well balanced between primary, sub-specialty, and ambulatory care and is designed to maximize individual flexibility. Our combined Med-Peds practice provides outstanding training in longitudinal care and practice management.

Our residents come from excellent LCME-accredited medical schools from all over the country and are highly respected by the categorical departments: Nine have been selected by the categorical departments to be chief residents and several have won awards as interns, or residents of the year in both departments. Our 4th year residents receive a stipend and act as chiefs for our program.

We have 5 faculty members who act as preceptors in the Med-Peds continuity practice and 5 additional Med-Peds trained faculty at the University of Chicago. We currently have 6 Med-Peds trained fellows. One of our faculty members is a Vice-Chair of Medicine and the Section Chief of General Internal Medicine.

Our monthly meetings as well as our Steering Committee and Ambulatory and Transition Care task forces, provide robust opportunities for resident involvement and cement a home-base feel to our program. Additionally, we sponsor 4 Med-Peds Grand Rounds per year where we host members of both categorical departments. We have an annual retreat and many celebrations, including a match party, graduation party, and welcome party for the new interns.

We look forward to meeting you!

Rita Rossi-Foulkes, MD, FAAP, MSCR, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Program Director