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Program Director Welcome

Welcome to the University of Chicago NorthShore Family Medicine Residency. Our program supports 18 remarkable residents in a 3 year traditional family medicine residency. We are located in the north suburbs of Chicago where we care for a largely "suburban underserved" patient population who receive their healthcare coverage through Public Aid. We provide care in both a FQHC and a private medical group practice setting. With a large Pediatric patient base our residents are well versed in Pediatric well child and acute care. This is balanced by a large Geriatric practice with two Geriatricians among the faculty.

The residency promotes individualized educational programming to meet the needs of each resident. We feature dedicated didactic sessions given by residents, residency faculty and subspecialty colleagues to provide broad, comprehensive training in preparation for practice and board examination. We offer four elective blocks and opportunities to participate in specialty tracks in our strength areas of Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Women's Health, Maternity Care, Geriatrics, Faculty Development and Urban Underserved Medicine. Residents are encouraged to develop their own electives that better meet their career goals including local, national and international elective experiences.

Are faculty are nationally and internationally known for their work in the realms of Advocacy, Quality Improvement, Integrative Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Narrative Therapy, and Faculty Development. With a faculty to resident ratio of 1 to 2, we provide individual attention and mentorship that allows are residents to grow and develop as Family Physicians.

Residents are integral to the administration of the residency. Opportunities for leadership are ample and residents are invited to participate on Wellness Committee, Recruitment Committee, Quality Committee and Patient Centered Medical Home Committee as part of their rotational experiences and individual interest. The residency promotes political involvement and advocacy through participation in the Spring in to Action each May and boasts 4 of the recent resident presidents of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians.

I invite you to take a closer look at our website and we look forward to meeting you.

Deborah E. Miller, MD


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