Why Choose MacNeal's Internal Medicine Residency?

We feel that the following attributes and qualities make our MacNeal Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program stand out amongst the rest, and we hope you do too!

Teaching Opportunities

Inpatient teams will be joined by physician assistant (PA) students and occasionally Sub-I’s. The intern typically works closely with a PA student assigned to the team, while Sub-I’s are assigned to work primarily with the team’s resident. The intern will teach and model for the student how to appropriately obtain a complete patient history, perform a thorough physical exam, create a comprehensive patient problem list, develop an organized differential diagnosis, and develop an appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plan.

Medium-sized Program which has a Family Atmosphere

One of the advantages of the MacNeal Internal Medicine Residency Program is that we are a medium-sized program where everyone knows each other. We aspire to create a family-like atmosphere amongst our residents and faculty, with a happy hour at the end of each rotation, an annual intern retreat, and social gatherings throughout the year.

Primary Care Electives

These elective rotations provide residents with an opportunity to experience a variety of disciplines including office orthopaedics, allergy and immunology, addiction medicine, urogynecology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and others which support the practice of outpatient medicine.

Away Rotation

At MacNeal, residents have the opportunity to do an away rotation. Away rotations provide residents with the opportunity to explore fellowship interests, and to build relationships with professors at the institution at which the resident is rotating.

In addition to the rotation at the University of Illinois, residents also have the opportunity to go away for an international rotation of their choosing or to have an elective rotation in research.

Resident Lounge

The resident lounge provides a comfortable area for residents to relax, watch TV, and chat with other residents. Snacks are available 24 hours a day, and meals are provided for residents who are working overnight. There is a Keurig coffee machine which is always stocked with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. There are numerous computers, printers, and a copy/fax machine for resident usage. There are lockers in which residents may store their belongings, and a large refrigerator for the residents to store lunches brought from home.

Condominiums Available across the Street from MacNeal Hospital

Many residents in our program have taken advantage of a condominium building located across the street from the hospital. The condominiums, which are available for rent, are affordable, and provide a built-in network of friends since at least half of all MacNeal internal medicine residents live in this building.

Easy Access to Downtown Chicago

The Metra train station is located right outside the doors of MacNeal Hospital. Taking the Metra into the city is a 20 minute trip into the heart of Chicago.


World class shopping, professional sports teams (including the Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey team, the Chicago Bulls basketball team, and the Cubs and White Sox baseball teams), museums (the Chicago Art Institute and the Chicago Museum of Modern Art), international cuisine, and much, much more.

Internal Medicine Residency Class of 2017
A portion of the 2017 residency class at the annual holiday party hosted at the home of a faculty member.