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Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency


As Director of Internal Medicine at Swedish Covenant Hospital I am very pleased with your interest in our program. The residency is AOA accredited, and being a DO myself I am very excited to help foster the growth and development of great Osteopathic physicians. We have made some exciting new changes throughout the last few years that have enabled the internship to grow and cover a greater depth of medical knowledge and cases. These changes have helped to expose the interns to everything the hospital has to offer. The patient population is diverse and allows the interns and residents to experience more medicine and learn a variety of treatments. The residents along with the help of teaching attendings and staff work to give quality patient care every day.  I am honored to be a part of the teaching residencies at Swedish Covenant Hospital as a director and as a teaching faculty.  Please look over the site and get to know the program. 
                           --Ronnie Mandal, DO; Director of the internal Medicine Residency 

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Residency training is an exciting and challenging phase of the education of physicians, when clinical and professional skills are developed and tested. Making a decision on where to conduct your graduate medical education (GME) is also challenging. At Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago we make every effort to inform candidates about our program and are available to answer your questions. You will find that we are a collaborative organization that values the contributions of physicians at all levels.

Director of Medical Education
Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency 

Ronnie Mandal, DO

Associate Program Director
Michael Feinzimer, MD

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

Swedish Covenant Hospital enjoys a major teaching affiliation with Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School. An average of 40 students from MWU/CCOM, CMS, and other medical schools rotate through Swedish Covenant Hospital on a monthly basis. Residents and student interact with and receive instruction from experienced faculty and clinical instructors with a variety of clinical expertise and practice specialties. Additionally, visiting faculty and nationally recognized experts from all areas of medicine regularly present at Grand Rounds, Tumor Board, and specialty conferences.

Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum
The curriculum is based on the basic standards set by the ACOI and the AOA:
Coronary Care Unit
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery
Hospice/Palliative Care
Infectious Disease
Pulmonary Medicine
Women’s Health

Electives for Internal Medicine
Clinical Ethics
ENT (ear, nose and throat specialty)
Orthopedic Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine
Wound Care

Training Activities in General Medicine
Teaching Rounds
Management Rounds
Ambulatory Care
Primary Care Experience
Medical Consultation Services

Morning Report
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Clinopathlogical Conference
Ambulatory Care Conference

Additional Opportunities
Medical Staff Committees 
House Staff Association 
Medical Student Teaching 
High Visibility in Hospital 

Curriculum based on the basic standards set by the AOA and the ACOI 

Family/Primary Care Center
Internal Medicine Residents spend one half day a week in the center. In year one, residents inherit a panel of patients from a graduating senior and gain new patients from Emergency Room follow-ups. The resident gets the opportunity to follow-up with patients who were admitted to the hospital with the P3 Teaching Service. Added this year is a new rotation of Primary Care Training in which a third year senior resident sees walk-in patients and also takes care of any assigned patients of internal medicine residents who are admitted to the hospital. 

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
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,

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