Welcome to MacNeal!
Thanks for visiting this site and learning more about our program.
We are fortunate that the Family Medicine community is strong in Chicago and that there are many great family medicine residencies in the area.
There are many reasons why I believe you should seriously consider MacNeal if you are looking for family medicine training in Chicago, but here are three of the most important ones for me.
First, MacNeal has a long tradition of excellence in family medicine training. We are one of the oldest FM programs in the country and the oldest in Illinois. We are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year!
Second, at MacNeal you will find a singular focus on resident education. The faculty have no responsibilites or projects that are not related to residency. The program is built around resident-centered learning and a single practice site. All residents and faculty are practice partners at our FMC, which is on the campus of our community hospital.
The last reason why I think you should consider MacNeal, is the amazing family of learners, teachers, and true family physicians here, that I been privileged to work with for the past 25 years. I encourage you to visit and meet our residents and faculty, and see the MacNeal difference for yourself.
Message from our Chief Residents
Welcome to our website and thank you so much for taking an interest in our MacNeal family!
MacNeal is a large, well-established program that genuinely feels like a large family. Our residency thrives from the quality of people that work here, including our friendly staff, extremely knowledgeable and approachable faculty, and amazing residents. We pride ourselves on a well-rounded Family Medicine experience and draw residents from around the country for many reasons. Our outpatient clinic is conveniently located across the street from the hospital and serves a diverse patient population that prepares residents to practice in any setting. Our program is unique in that we have two fellowships: Faculty Development and Sports Medicine. The true heart of the program, however, lies in our hardworking staff and faculty who are committed to creating an outstanding learning environment. With nearly 40 residents, we have a call schedule that allows us to maintain a great work/life balance.
Alison is from North Carolina and was excited about the opportunity that residency provided to explore a new city. She was drawn to MacNeal because of its strong reputation and commitment to training well-rounded Family Physicians. Tiffany was born and raised in California, but was attracted to the supportive faculty and breadth of training at MacNeal. They initially bonded over the infamous Chicago winters and daily Metra commute to work.
Despite the fact that both of us are not from the Chicagoland area, we have really enjoyed our time here at MacNeal and find it to be both a unique and rewarding place to train. We love coming to work every day because we get to spend time with our MacNeal Family. There is always a friendly face to support us in the clinic or the hospital. We’ve made such great, long-lasting relationships with our co-residents, faculty, and staff that we still want to spend time together outside of work and explore all that Chicago has to offer.
MacNeal is located just outside of Chicago, with more than half of our residents living in the city and the rest in the surrounding suburbs. Chicago is an incredible place to live and everyone is always planning something fun to do. We spend much of our time off grabbing dinner and drinks, going to concerts, relaxing on the beach, attending sporting events, celebrating birthdays, weddings, and baby showers!
We remember how stressful the interview process can be, so please do not hesitate to contact us with ANY questions you may have (our emails are listed in the "Our Residents" section) We both have loved our time here, and hope you find MacNeal to be as amazing as we do. We look forward to meeting you!
Tiffany and Alison