Our Mission is to train highly effective and versatile emergency medicine physicians.

Our program is responsible for:
-Delivering care in a diverse, urban, high-volume Level I trauma center environment that promotes autonomy and camaraderie

-Developing frontline resuscitationists who intervene at life’s most critical moments

-Cultivating the spirit of health and well-being in both our patients and ourselves

The 3 Goals of our Residency are (1) outstanding clinical training, (2) preparation for any desired practice environment:  community, fellowship, or academics, and (3) providing a supportive, welcoming, enjoyable three year experience for our residents.  Established in 1977, our residency program has a national network of alumni and long tradition of training superior emergency physicians.  We value the diversity of our medical team, our patients, and the communities we serve. 

We are Most Proud of the broad spectrum, high acuity clinical training our residents receive. Our Emergency Department team cares for over 120,000 patients annually.  Advocate Christ Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center and a tertiary referral center, with advanced LVAD, transplant, and neurointerventional services.  Advocate Children's Hospital provides comprehensive subspecialty pediatric care.

Our Diverse and Dedicated Faculty are committed to education.  With >150 hours of daily faculty coverage in our emergency department, our residents work in 1:1 faculty member/resident teams.  This provides for exceptional bedside teaching, and allows junior residents to immediately begin caring for critically ill patients under the direct supervision of an emergency medicine (EM) faculty member.  Residents in our program receive exceptional training in POCUS by EM faculty who lead our Ultrasound Fellowship Program.  Eleven of our faculty members have combined pediatric and emergency medicine training.  Residents practice invasive procedures and manage high acuity clinical scenarios risk-free in our Simulation Learning Center. Our research program gives resident physicians the opportunity to translate clinical questions into research projects, and to present their results at national and international scientific assemblies.

The 6 Faculty Members Leading the Program are all strong resident advocates. We listen and respond to residents' ideas and concerns. Our residents are integrated into the committees of our department and hospital, and have an active voice in the evolution of our program.  We strive to create a supportive environment that enables residents to reach their fullest potential.

Our Residents and Faculty are close knit.  All core residency rotations occur at our home institution, facilitating bonding and shared experiences.  Our faculty learn our residents’ abilities quickly, enabling individualized teaching. The camaraderie among our residents produces life-long friends. When our graduates reminisce about their residency experience, they say it was filled with positive memories, amazing stories, and outstanding emergency medicine training.


Elise Lovell, MD

Program Director