Advocate Children’s Hospital - Park Ridge

Park Ridge, IL

Joanna Lewis, MD

Program Director

Rachel Schindler

Program Coordinator

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Innovative 3+1 scheduling

  • Resident-faculty relationships with a close-knit family feel

  • Diverse patient population from urban and suburban areas

  • Strong independent academic program with 3 main medical school affiliations

  • Both academic half day and noon conference teaching

  • On site continuity clinic

  • Part of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the largest non- profit health systems in the country. Innovative 3+1 scheduling

  • Resident-faculty relationships with a close-knit family feel

DETAILS
  • 14 residents per class

  • 41 residents from 31 different medical schools

  • 60% pursue fellowship

  • 3 in-house fellowship programs

LOCATION
  • Just outside Chicago city limits

  • Patients from urban and suburban areas

  • Multiple languages spoken and cultures represented

  • Residents speak 14 different languages

CURRICULUM
  • X+Y scheduling

  • Wellness initiatives:

  • Downtime ½ days every 4 weeks

  • Yearly class retreats

  • Community and Advocacy:

  • Mobile health work all 3 years

  • On site refugee clinic

  • Longitudinal QI curriculum:

  • Innovative resident-led QI projects

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
  • DE&I curriculum including simulation and mentorship

  • URiM visiting students scholarship rotation

  • LGBTQ+ healthcare equality designated hospital

ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 

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