A University Sponsored Program
The University of Illinois is the direct sponsor of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Advocate Christ Medical Center (ACMC), giving it recognition as a university training program. Residents participate in the teaching of medical students at all levels and interact with fellows from various subspecialties. ACMC offers or is affiliated with accredited residency programs in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Trauma Surgery, and Urology. In addition, ACMC offers or is affiliated with accredited fellowships in Endocrinology, Adult and Pediatric Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. The University of Illinois at Chicago-College of Medicine and Advocate Health Care (system) has established a long-term academic relationship. This brings Advocate together with a nationally recognized medical research and clinical teaching center that emphasizes primary care.
Excellent Resources for Residency Training
The Conference Center is home to a $6 million, 245 seat clinical education auditorium and conference center which were paid for largely by a donation from a physicians’ fund. Internet access throughout the hospital enables residents to have the latest information immediately available for patient care. Access to resources such as MD Consult, Up-to-Date, Harrison’s Online, and Micromedex provides a powerful tool for state-of-the-art residency training. Excellent ancillary services are available, virtually eliminating any “scut” work. Advocate Christ Medical Center’s large patient volume allows teaching patients to be selected for resident coverage, based on their educational value.
Committed to Training in Primary Care
All residents participate in a faculty-resident group practice based in the Adult Medicine Center. Residents assume responsibility for their own panel of patients under close supervision by a faculty member. During the later years of the residency, residents also work with practicing physicians in the community, either in primary care or in a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. In addition, residents can rotate in a surgical subspecialty, in which they are able to learn additional skills useful to the primary care physician
Residents are trained to be excellent general internists who are able to care for patients with complex problems, in a compassionate and professional manner. A balanced mix of general medicine and subspecialty teaching not only prepares one well for the practice of primary care, but also provides a strong foundation for fellowship training. Residents learn internal medicine in a humane setting that stresses dedication to patients, scholarship, and thoughtful, cost-effective clinical practice. We believe that medical education is most effective in a nurturing environment that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of our residents.