Welcome from the Director
Thank you for your interest in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC). Established in 2008, the family medicine residency actually has deep roots in the community, having been created through the integration of two established residencies. It features an innovative and progressive new curriculum but has the benefit of drawing upon more than 60 combined years of training family doctors. In short, it's a program that melds innovation and experience. And while the training we offer is delivered in a vibrant, inner city setting, we believe it imparts the skills and confidence needed to practice in any environment.
Family medicine at Saints Mary and Elizabeth is the hospital's only training program, which distinguishes us from most other programs in Chicago. Being an "unopposed" program means that residents receive extensive hands-on experience, personal attention from faculty, attendings and hospital administrators, as well as easy access to medical technology. They do not compete for cases with residents from other specialties. From the moment they enter the program, residents learn the skills needed to manage their own patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Residents grow personally and professionally because they are mentored by the family medicine faculty along with a committed group of subspecialty attendings who enjoy their roles as teachers.
The medical center is a technologically advanced community hospital located in an exciting and culturally diverse area just minutes away from downtown Chicago. Our location offers residents the opportunity to treat people from many different backgrounds with a broad range of medical needs. In addition to seeing patients at one of two community-based clinics in the area, residents may also rotate at other area hospitals, as well as learn about our patients through interactions with community groups. Candidates interested in the care of underserved populations and cross-cultural medicine will find the program especially appealing.
Saints Mary and Elizabeth offers a well-rounded training experience that emphasizes community-based care in an urban setting. The three-year curriculum provides exciting possibilities for challenge, growth, and discovery - all designed to prepare you to be a skilled, caring family doctor.
For more information, please contact our coordinator of medical education, Jennifer Ueunten, at 312-770-2858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Friedman, M.D.
Family Medicine Residency Program