Josh Harkless, Sean Thompson, Catie Havemann, Tito Atencio
Chief Residents 2023-2024
Welcome to the University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program website! We’re thrilled to serve as Chief Residents for the 2023-2024 year, and we love that you’ve taken the time to learn more about our program.
In a nutshell, we are a three-year EM residency program located primarily on the South Side of Chicago at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Hyde Park. We are one of the oldest EM programs in the country and we serve a very vulnerable and sick population. We are unique in that we are also housed in a large internationally-recognized academic medical center with state-of-the-art research and treatments. Most of our prospective residents are attracted by our deeply-rooted mission to serve populations that have been historically neglected, and are affirmed in their choice by knowing they are learning the full spectrum of emergency care with a well-rounded clinical experience. In the simplest of terms: here you’ll get the volume, acuity, and mission of a county hospital with the diversity and innovation of an academic medical center.
As you browse through our page, we hope our commitment to diversity is evident to you. We pride ourselves on being one of the most diverse residency programs in the country in all of its forms. The diversity of our training mimics that of our residency, and includes multiple training sites, patient populations, esteemed faculty with a wide breadth of interests, and one of the largest alumni networks spanning the entire country involved in every facet of emergency medicine.
Our program is a tight-knit, hard-working, and fun-loving group that is constantly striving to provide compassionate, competent, and equitable care to all those in need. We value having fun, being well in residency, and having early autonomy. We would love to have you join us and find out why UChicago EM is (in our humble opinion) the best residency program in the country!