Internal Medicine Residency Program Overview and Application Information

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Swedish Covenant Health strives to shape residents into well-rounded, knowledgeable and compassionate physicians. Residents will have the unique opportunity to work in one of the most diverse communities of Illinois, where the patient population has a wide array of pathologies. Over the course of three years, residents will have the autonomy and support to develop their clinical judgement so they are prepared for life after residency. The program has been granted continued accreditation by the ACGME through 2027. 


Curriculum

    PGY-1

    Internal Medicine Teaching Service (5 blocks)
    Cardiac Care Unit (2 blocks)
    Intermediate Medical Care Unit (2 blocks)
    Elective (1 block)
    Emergency Medicine (1 block)
    General Surgery (1 block)
    Women’s Health (1 block)

    PGY-2

    Internal Medicine Teaching Service (4 blocks)
    Cardiac Care Unit (1 block)
    Intermediate Medical Care Unit (1 block)
    Nephrology (1 block)
    Gastroenterology (1 block)
    Infectious Diseases (1 block)
    Neurology (1 block)
    Pulmonology (1 block)
    Hematology/Oncology (1 block)
    Research (1 block)

    PGY-3

    Internal Medicine Teaching Service (5 blocks)
    Intensive Care Unit (1 block)
    Rheumatology (1 block)
    Endocrinology (1 block)
    Geriatrics (1 block)
    Dermatology (1 block)
    Allergy and Immunology (1 block)
    Elective (2 blocks)
All residents also have one half-day of resident clinic a week at Erie Family Health Center on Foster Ave, as well as call shifts monthly. PGY-1 residents cover teaching service patients on general medical and tele floors, while PGY-2 and PGY-3 are on call on in the intermediate medical care unit cardiac care unit (IMCU and CCU). 

Conferences and Scholarly Activity

In addition to preparing case presentations for morning reports and noon conferences regularly, each resident is responsible for leading five major conferences throughout their residency, including Tumor Board, Clinical Pathology Conference, Ambulatory Conference, Morbidity and Mortality and Journal Club. Residents must also complete at least one Quality Improvement (QI) and one research project before graduation. 

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Application Information

The Swedish Covenant Health Internal Medicine Residency Program considers each application individually; therefore, we do not have any specific test score criteria. Interviews are offered on a case-by-case basis. All applications must be submitted through ERAS online system. In addition to the application and personal statement, Swedish Covenant Health requires the following documents to be considered: 

  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • COMLEX Level 1, 2CE and 2PE and/or USMLE Step 1 and 2CS and 2CK scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
  • Dean’s Letter/Medical School Performance Evaluation

Contact Us 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Medical Education office at 773-989-3808 or meded@SwedishCovenant.org.