Chiefs’ Corner


Welcome to the University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency program website! We are privileged to serve as chief residents this year to our fellow residents. Be sure to look at all of the resident profiles to get a sense of the diversity of our residents and program. We may all come from different parts of the country but our interests converged on receiving excellent clinical training. We, bring our wide range of experiences, interests, and backgrounds together to teach and learn from each other in a program that values and champions resident development and independence.

Our program is one steeped in tradition and has trained leaders in emergency medicine since 1972. We are lucky to have a tremendous amount of support not only from our EM faculty, but also from faculty in departments throughout the institution that support and allow for our involvement in research, teaching, and outreach. Another great aspect of our program is that we have the opportunity to work side by side with and learn from some of the best physicians in the country across all specialties at the of the University of Chicago Medicine enhancing our learning both in the Emergency Department (ED) and on off-service ICU rotations.

If you are looking for a diverse clinical experience in a great city with a group of the most intelligent, interesting, and hard-working colleagues around, click on the link above and get more information about how to apply and the interview process.

This year we are very excited to be a part of ushering in the new University of Chicago Comprehensive Trauma Center. This new center will provide much-needed access to trauma care on Chicago’s south side. With growth comes change, and with change comes opportunity. We are looking forward to exploring the new opportunities the Trauma Center will offer, not only clinically but in the arenas of innovation and operations. Make sure you follow our program on social media and on the news as we undertake this new journey.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have about our program or our specialty. We look forward to meeting you in person and telling you more about why the University of Chicago is the best Emergency Medicine Residency Program in the nation!


Mike Ernst, Racheal Gilmer, and Andrew Marshall
Chief Residents 2017–2018