Ascension Saint Mary - Chicago

Family Medicine Residency

Ascension Saint Mary - Chicago is a community hospital located in Chicago's near northwest side. For more than 100 years, it has delivered primary care, specialty care and 24/7 emergency care. At nearly 350 beds, Ascension Saint Mary - Chicago offers a full range of comprehensive services, including cardiology, imaging, outpatient care, obstetrics, emergency care and primary care. The hospital is an ideal place for those interested in urban, underserved, culturally diverse family medicine residency training.

Why choose us?

Our top 10 list of reasons to do your family medicine residency at Ascension Saint Mary - Chicago:

1. Diverse, underserved community: Our program cares for a culturally diverse, underserved population in an urban-based community setting.

2. Unopposed family medicine training at a large community hospital: Receive personal attention from the faculty while working with patients in the heart of Chicago. You’ll be supervised commensurate with your level of training, but at the same time you will be reviewed as your patients’ primary physician.

3. Access to virtually any desired family medicine training experience: Residents can train in a broad range of services thanks to the size of the medical center, the absence of other medical residencies and the strengths of our two continuity practices.

4. Nearly 70 combined years of family medicine residency training program experience: Our predecessor programs have successfully trained family medicine residents since the early days of the discipline.

5. Strong obstetrics training experience: The family medicine team serves as the only residents on the 1,400-delivery-per-year inpatient unit, and the supportive Obstetrics/Gynecology faculty and strong didactic program add up to excellent obstetrical training.

6. Innovative Night Float system: All inpatient services, including internal medicine, critical care, obstetrics and pediatrics/neonatology, include a balanced, livable night float rotation system. No resident at any level ever takes 24-hour call at Ascension Saint Mary - Chicago.

7. Resident-driven program change and improvement: Resident involvement and leadership are at the core of the family medicine program, with a culture of participating in management of day-to-day clinical operations, dialogue with hospital leadership and workgroup involvement.

8. Warm, engaging and available faculty: Our structured advisor-advisee program encourages your professional development with informal interaction between residents and faculty on a daily basis. Besides that, two family medicine attendings are always on call.

9. Residency curriculum that exceeds Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements: Our three-year curriculum includes internal medicine, critical care, obstetrics and community medicine, substantially exceeding requirements. Other areas such as emergency medicine and geriatrics have been significantly enhanced.

10. Outstanding real-life preparation for your future: We provide substantial inpatient volumes in medicine, critical care, obstetrics and pediatrics/neonatology. We also provide an integrated didactic curriculum.