Hey, I am Raheel. I am from the suburbs of Chicago. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a major in Biology and then went to Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indiana for medical school. I am happy to be back in Chicago with all the great restaurants! For fun, I like to travel to different countries and try different cuisines. I hope you see the trend, haha. I also like to play board games and watch TV, movies and the Bulls. I chose Swedish Hospital because of the supportive environment, focus on active learning and teaching and how well all the residencies (IM, FM, EM, Podiatry) get along with each other. Swedish Hospital offers a community program, but it is as rigorous as an academic institution due to the high volume of patients with diverse cultures, socioeconomics and pathology. Often, you will be the first doctor that they have ever seen. After IM residency, I am interested in pursuing a fellowship in GI, but I am still open to other specialties, hospitalist work or academic work.