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. Program alumni have distinguished themselves 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 one trauma centers located in distinctly different socio-demographic settings. This insures our residents an incredibly diverse, comprehensive clinical training experience in a three year training format.

Our faculty and residents recently concluded a year long multi-institutional collaborative review of the guiding principles of our program. We desired to codify the mission of the program and to promote a clear vision of our future:

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.