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Dear Resident Candidate,

Welcome to the MacNeal Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program website. In June 2012 we transferred from Westlake Hospital where a culture of academic excellence prevailed which was reflected by a 100 percent pass rate in the ABIM examination in 6 out of the last 7 years. The move to MacNeal Hospital assures not only continued academic excellence, but also a better mix of patients and patient care/educational opportunities.

Our program is designed to be challenging and is a very academically intense program. Most of the clinical learning is derived from patient care. We practice a patient-centered approach. Clinical learning is complemented with conferences and teaching sessions. Each resident is assigned a resident advisor who will guide and support your progress during your training. We emphasize a high level of professionalism, discipline, and team work. The resident experience is enriched by third year medical students undergoing their core clerkship on the internal medicine floors. 

MacNeal Hospital is a community teaching hospital dedicated to Graduate Medical Education. MacNeal Hospital sponsors highly successful residency programs in Family Medicine and Transitional Year. Additionally, surgery residents from Northwestern University, and emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and psychiatry residents, and hem/onc fellows from the University of Illinois rotate at MacNeal Hospital due to our affiliation with these universities. The primary care teaching faculty and subspecialty physicians value medical education and provide a highly skilled and experienced teaching base. There are many conferences and activities that combine the programs and foster a well-rounded perspective and camaraderie.

As a resident at MacNeal Hospital you will have the opportunity to meet people from various backgrounds and cultures and I am sure you will develop lasting friendship with many at MacNeal Hospital.


Sajan Thomas, M.D.

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

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