Welcome to UC Emergency Medicine!

Welcome to the University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency, one of the country’s oldest training programs in emergency medicine. We have a long history of training physicians who have go on to distinguish by achieving leadership roles in the academic, teaching, political, and practice arenas of emergency medicine. Our university-based program is unique in that it is comprised of three, level 1 trauma centers (University of Chicago, Comer Children’s, Northshore Health System) located in distinct socio-demographic settings. This ensures our residents obtain diverse clinical training experience within a three-year training format.

Here at the University of Chicago, we are very dedicated to our mission and vision for the program. For us, each serves as the guiding principles that help us serve our community while also training world-class physician leaders of tomorrow.

Mission: Our Program trains emergency medicine physicians who render competent, compassionate patient care and who contribute to the specialty of emergency medicine and the community through leadership in health care, education, and the creation of knowledge.

Vision: The Program is committed to the well-being of patients and their community. Residents develop clinical competency by caring for diverse patient populations in university, community and urban health care settings. They have the opportunity to pursue interests in clinical and didactic teaching, administration, professional societies, public health, health disparities, international health, aeromedical transport, EMS, and clinical and basic science resuscitation research in a strong academic setting. Our graduates value and promote intellectual curiosity, teaching, the advancement of knowledge, scholarship, communication and leadership skills, cultural diversity, service to others, camaraderie, personal growth and wellness.

The clinical care, teaching, research and administrative opportunities of the program combined with the academic excitement and superb resources of the University of Chicago Medical Center and NorthShore University HealthSystem offer our residents a supportive environment in which to achieve success. Our program history is rich, our future promising. Please join in our pursuit of clinical excellence and our desire to produce the leaders of the next generation of emergency physicians.