UChicago EM

Welcome to the University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency

Email us at uofcem@gmail.com
Or contact our coordinators:
Diane Hill: dhill4@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Shannon Finucance: shannonfinucan@uchicagomedicine.org

Welcome from our Program Director

James Ahn

James Ahn

Program Director

Dr. James Ahn is the Program Director and alumni of the University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Program. James is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion as well as professional development within medical education. He is excited to continue to push our program to be the best in the country!

See the full Welcome Letter here!

Meet Our Residents



Class of 2026



Class of 2025



Class of 2024

Meet Our Attendings

Program Leadership

Program Leadership





Who We Are

2023 Diversity by the Numbers


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Years Off

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After Residency

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Medical Schools

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One of the oldest EM residencies in the country, teaching the EM leaders of the future


Making a large ED run smoothly requires skill and innovation. Residents partner directly with leadership to make the changes that are needed to adapt to our current circumstances.


Beyond working with pre-hospital colleagues during transitions of care in the ED, our exposure to the Region XI EMS system includes everything from serving as on-line medical control to ride time.

Global EM

Our Global EM faculty support EM education internationally, while ensuring our residents get the global EM training and mentorship necessary to their own future careers.


A dedication to MedEd amongst all faculty and our amazing MedEd fellows, makes UME and GME a core theme throughout residency.


Working in the Peds ED and PICU of Comer Children's Hospital provides residents with exposure to high-volume general and critically-ill medical/trauma pediatric care. 


At the Northshore Center for Simulation and Innovation, residents practice rare but critical procedures and focus on communication and leadership during resuscitations.

Social EM

From global HIV and Syphilis screening, to a growing medication assisted opioid treatment, we strive to address the social determinants that dictate out patients' health.


At the busiest trauma center in Chicago, we care for blunt and penetrating trauma patients throughout our 3 years.


We work along-side flight nurses and medics to transport critically ill patients of all ages by ground and air.


With a structured 3-year curriculum and our enthusiastic faculty, rolling the Ultrasound into the room becomes second nature.