Ascension Resurrection

Family Medicine Residency

Ascension Resurrection is home to a university-affiliated family medicine residency program, set in a suburban-like neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago. Our hospital has been recognized nationally as a Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital and annually ranks among the best in the country for clinical excellence. The program features outstanding inpatient, outpatient and specialty rotations. Resident physicians can pursue clinical and academic opportunities that support their interests, all in a cohesive and lively atmosphere.

Our mission

In order to meet the needs of our diverse surrounding community, it is our mission to train the next generation of skilled family medicine physicians to compassionately care for an entire family. Our residents strive to serve as personal, competent and comprehensive family physicians that provide a broad basis of care for their patients over their lifetime. In alignment with our Sponsoring Institution’s values, we provide compassionate care for all members of our community, including the poor, vulnerable and underserved.
Ascension Resurrection Family Medicine Residency

Why choose us?

Top training for top students

The Ascension Resurrection Family Medicine Residency Program has been training great family physicians for more than 30 years. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), including Osteopathic Recognition.

Tight, close-knit teams

The Ascension Resurrection Family Medicine Residency Program encourages each resident to get the most out of their education by allowing individual style and experiences to help steer their goals and electives. Camaraderie within your year group, and between year groups, is one of the strengths of the program to allow everyone the best experience.

Each resident is assigned to a team that includes residents from all postgraduate levels, as well as a faculty member who acts as your mentor, guiding your progress throughout the program. Team members provide coverage during vacations, educational meetings, and when you are not in the office. You remain with your team and team leader during your three years at Ascension Resurrection developing a camaraderie and simulated group practice.

Progressive and comprehensive curriculum

Family medicine requires range. Our graduates have found careers in all aspects of family medicine. From seeking out sports medicine fellowships, becoming a hospitalist, joining a rural medical clinic, becoming part of direct primary care practice, or joining an outpatient practice; our residents have done it all. Our goal is to provide tools for success in practice through a broad and versatile curriculum. Lifestyle medicine and point-of-care ultrasound are the two exciting recent additions to the curriculum, bringing practice-changing skills that will improve patient outcomes.

Extraordinary hospital dynamics

Our residents lead an inpatient medicine team comprised of interns from our competitive transitional year residency program and medical students from Loyola University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Illinois, and Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine. This inpatient team is responsible for hospitalized clinic patients, pediatric admissions, and the rapid response service. Our program is complemented by Ascension Resurrection's outstanding emergency medicine residency and their ultrasound fellowship, enhancing trainees critical care education on ER and ICU rotations.

Ascension Resurrection features permanent resident rotators from affiliated OB/GYN and surgery residencies. Our residents also benefit from working with the palliative care fellowship and pharmacy residency programs.

State-of-the-art hospital

One of the top 250 hospitals for clinical excellence and one of only twelve recognized in Illinois, Ascension Resurrection is an award-winning, 337-bed academic teaching hospital located on the city’s northwest side that offers private patient rooms and world-class healthcare.

As a full-service, comprehensive medical center, we have offered state-of-the-art tertiary-type care in a community-based setting since 1953, and remain a proven leader in telehealth technology. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality and compassionate care close to home.

As a teaching institution, our residents are educated and nurtured through graduate medical education (GME) that promotes patient safety and evidence-based practices. Our GME program directors tirelessly work and advocate for the best learning environment.

Hospital facilities include:

  • Professional office building with specialists' offices attached to the hospital
  • On-site occupational, speech and physical therapy
  • Family birthing center and dedicated postpartum unit
  • Comprehensive stroke center
  • Full-service medical library (available 24 hours)
  • State-of-the-art radiology department, including nuclear medicine, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) capabilities, 3-D imaging,
  • two linear accelerators and a women's imaging center
  • 17-bed intensive coronary care unit (ICCU) and 13-bed surgical intensive care unit (SICU)
  • Open-heart surgery program, including a new structural heart disease clinic
  • Most advanced telehealth technology in critical care; teleICU, teleSICU and teleStroke care

Convenient suburban or city living

Located on the northwest side of Chicago (near O’Hare International Airport), Ascension Resurrection puts its residents within commuting distance of one of the nation’s greatest cities. Chicago’s attractions, cultural activities, and 29 miles of pristine shoreline are all a quick “L” train ride away. While Edison Park and Park Ridge, immediately north of the hospital, retain a quiet, suburban feel with beautiful downtown areas.