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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.
Please use the links below to learn more about our Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency Program, and do not hesitate to contact us with questions regarding medical education at Swedish Covenant Hospital.
Founded in 1886, Swedish Covenant Hospital serves the medical needs of Chicago's north and northwest sides, providing: emergency services, a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical services, home care, family medicine, occupational health, wellness/fitness programs and health education for the community.
Our 334-bed nonprofit medical center was founded by The Evangelical Covenant Church. Swedish Covenant's mission emphasizes care for the whole person's needs—biological, psychological, social and spiritual. The hospital is known for its high-quality nursing, convenient location and personal atmosphere. More than 550 primary care and specialist physicians on staff, 2,200 employees and 250 volunteers are committed to serving your healthcare needs.
The medical staff use advanced technology and procedures to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical services which include:
- Adolescent Community Clinics
- Advanced Pediatrics - Center of Excellence
- Cardiology - Center of Excellence
- Community and Home Health Services
- Critical Care
- Emergency Treatment
- Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatric Services
- Obstetrics and Gynecology - Center of Excellence
- Palliative Care
- Primary Care
- Surgical Center - Center of Excellence
- Wound Care Center
Residents and students are exposed to a culture rich environment, diversity of belief systems, and a wide range of pathologic conditions. The blend of an academic and community environment provides our graduates with the skills and compassion necessary to excel in either primary or subspecialty medical careers.
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
- 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, email@example.com.