Welcome! As Director of Traditional Rotating Internship at Swedish Covenant Hospital I am very pleased with your interest in our program. The internship 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 Traditional Rotating Internship
There are over 200 defined Chicago neighborhoods and Swedish Covenant Hospital is located on the city’s northwest side in the neighborhood of Lincoln Square. Swedish Covenant Hospital is easily accessible by Chicago’s public transportation via bus or train.
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. In May, 2010, Swedish Covenant Hospital achieved Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This was accomplished after three years of preparation and hard work by our outstanding nursing staff. 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. Joining a residency program at Swedish Covenant Hospital allows you to not only learn medicine, but to engage in your community, get to know your patients and grow into the best physician you can be.
Faculty members are available for Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, most of the major subspecialties and Allied Health Services.
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 students 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.
Traditional Rotating Year Internship Core Rotations
- Critical Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Five months of medicine floor rotations
- Ambulatory or Family Practice in a hospital
Traditional Rotating Internship Electives (Interns are allowed two elective rotations during the year—one elective must be Ambulatory Care as stated by the AOA.)
- Ambulatory Care
- Clinical Ethics
- ENT (ear, nose and throat specialty)
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Sports Medicine
- Wound Care
Training Activities in General Medicine
- Management Rounds
- Medical Consultation Service
- Teaching Rounds
- Morning Report
- Ambulatory Care Conference
- Clinopathological Conference
- Morbidity & Mortality Conference
- Grand Rounds
- Medical Staff Committees
- House Staff Association
- Medical Student Teaching
- High Visibility in 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 Centerat 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.