Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, IL

T. Marsha Ma, MD

Program Director

Natanya Diaz

Program Coordinator

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Small to medium sized program

  • Dedicated faculty to teaching

  • Strong resident support

  • Strong community involvement

  • Direct attending teaching without fellows on the majority of rotations

  • Frequent house staff meetings and class meetings to discuss the program with feedback from residents

  • Diversity patient population with great pathophysiology

  • Wellness committee with monthly activities

  • CareBridge program provides physical, emotional, and mental health support 24/7 that is confidential. Free therapy sessions with a counselor included

  • State of the art fitness center at a great price for residents

DETAILS
  • 10 categorical residents per year

  • NICU fellowship

  • Community track

LOCATION
  • Main campus is just outside of downtown Chicago to give residents access to a diverse underserved patient population.

  • Satellite clinics across Illinois to give more exposure to different disease pathology & socioeconomic statuses

CURRICULUM
  • 12 blocks per year; 3 elective per year

  • Daily protected conference time for 1-2 hours

  • Board review preparation

  • Intern boot camp

  • PICU boot camp

  • Teaching elective

  • Academic half day off on elective

  • Adding mental health curriculum with a child psychiatrist as Illinois doc assist

  • Joint conferences with psychiatry residents

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee amongst residents

  • SNMA representative

  • Book club

  • Funded visiting student elective for URIM

ON SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 

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