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Family Medicine Residency Program

Welcome to Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency program! We understand that choosing the location for your postgraduate training is one of the most challenging decisions you will make. Please take a further look into our program and get to know us a little better.

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Ann M. McDermott, DO
Vaidotas Petrus, MD

Associate Directors:
Irina Daniel, DO
Jonathan Younan, MD, ABFP

Faculty are available for Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, most of the major subspecialties and Allied Health Services.

I completed both my Family Medicine residency and Critical Care Fellowship at Swedish Covenant Hospital. I am board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. As of July 1, 2010, I accepted the position of Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program. My goal is to provide you with the training you will need in order to provide patients with compassionate, ethical and comprehensive medical care. Upon completion of our program, you will have received the training that will allow you to practice in whatever environment you choose- private practice, group practice, clinic settings, and urgent care. It is a pleasure and honor to participate in the teaching of our future physicians.
–Vaidotas Petrus, MD  Allopathic Family Medicine Residency Program Director 

I completed my Family Medicine Residency program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chicago. I am board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Osteopathic Family Medicine.  As an osteopathic physician I am excited to be a part of teaching and shaping future physicians. I believe in and teach the residents the principles of osteopathic medicine. Our osteopathic residents are educated to understand and integrate the osteopathic values and philosophy into all clinical and patient care activities.  Upon completion of our program, you will be able to provide complete osteopathic health care your patients.
–Ann McDermott, DO  Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program Director

Our Family Medicine Residency Program is the second oldest residency training program in the city of Chicago, dual-accredited by ACGME and AOA. Throughout the three years of training at Swedish Covenant Hospital you will receive maximum learning and patient management opportunities in the community hospital setting.

You will work in the 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art Family Practice Center, an outpatient facility built in 1997. The center is complete with waiting and reception area, nurses stations, consulting and examining rooms, minor surgery, lab, conference room, and offices for directors, supervisors and family counselors.

Summary Of Curriculum
The Family Practice curriculum is comprehensive and undergoes regular review to ensure that it meets the educational needs of our residents.

First Year

  • Inpatient Clinical Experience
  • Examine Relationship between Family Medicine and Other Specialties
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Surgery 
  • Family Practice 
  • Neurology/Rehab Medicine
  • Family Practice Center
Second Year
Continuation of Inpatient Experience
Expanded Outpatient Focus
Research Project
ICU/Critical Care 
Internal Medicine/Gerontology
Ambulatory Pediatrics 
Family Practice Center 

Third Year
Focus on Outpatient Care
Wide Variety of Electives
Infectious Disease 
Community Medicine 
Preventive Medicine 
Pulmonary Medicine 
Family Practice Resident – includes Practice Management and Patient Education
Family Practice Center 

Community Preventive
Emergency Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Medicine Teaching Floors
Pulmonary Medicine
Rehab Medicine
Sports Medicine

Teaching Conferences
First year resident series covering common outpatient problems and approach to care
Weekly core conferences
Monthly Journal Clubs
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Subspecialty Conferences
Monthly OB Conferences
Monthly Orthopedic Conferences
Clinical Pathology Conferences
Tumor Board
Board Review

Additional Opportunities
Medical Staff Committees
House Staff Association
Medical Student Teaching
High Visibility in Hospital
Access to Other Departments and Hospital Services

Night Call Schedule
All calls are in-house. A first year Family Practice Resident is on call an average of 5-6 times per month. A second year Family Practice Resident is on call an average of 4-5 times per month. A third year Family Practice Resident is on call an average of 3 times per month.

As a premier city of the United States, Chicago uniquely combines a world class living environment and neighborhood diversity, with charm and congeniality in the great Midwest heartland tradition. A comprehensive benefit package includes health, life, disability, and liability insurance, stipends for meals on call, study/conference time, on-site child care, paid time off and membership to Galter Life Center, the state-of-the-art fitness facility located on campus. The Galter Life Center membership is valued at $1,350 a year. Residents also enjoy free parking in Swedish Covenant‘s parking garage. Residents can also take advantage of The James and Suzanne McCormick Montessori Child Care Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital offers daycare for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. The Child Care Center is the only Montessori hospital-based program in the United States. 

How to Apply
Swedish Covenant Hospital does not offer Visa Support. All applications must be submitted through ERAS online system. Swedish Covenant Hospital requires these documents to be considered:

NBOME scores 
Three Letters of Recommendation
Copy of the Dean’s Letter
Official Medical School Transcripts

Thank you for your interest in Swedish Covenant Hospital. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Medical Education office at (773) 989-3808, meded@schosp.org.

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