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Where Residents Live

Loyola University Medical Center is located in Maywood, IL, just outside of the city of Chicago.  Chicago itself is either a straight shot down the I-290 by car or a direct trip on the Blue Line by "L" train, and our residents live both inside and outside of the city.  The map below shows the places we live in relation to the main hospital and some of the other locations we train at.   

Things To Do & Places To Go

Loyola University Medical Center is only about 10 miles from the center of Chicago, and there are a variety of different things to do and places to see both in the city and closer to the hospital. And of course, there's plenty of good food and drink everywhere!

Near Loyola University Medical Center:

-Brookfield Zoo

-Prairie Path

-Frank Lloyd Wright Tour

-A wonderful parks system, which includes the Salt Creek Trail System!


The "L" Blue Line takes you right into Chicago, where you can check out: 

-Chinatown and various other neighborhoods!

-Millenium Park

-Lincoln Park Zoo

-Adler Planetarium

-Shedd Aquarium

-Multiple museums, including (just to name a few): 

   -Art Institute of Chicago

   -Museum of Science and Industry

   -Field Museum  

Emergency Medicine Residency Resiliency & Wellness

Resiliency & Wellness is a crucial part of any residency training program. You are of course in training to work hard, study hard, and get as much experience as possible in the short time you are in training. In order for you to be able to maximize your efforts in these areas, you must be able to decompress when outside of work, and you must be able to stay healthy and subsequently happy. Residency is hard – you are going to miss family events, you are going to miss time with friends. It is stressful. To not think about these things when building a residency program would be to miss the importance of balance, the importance of being well, and the positive impact doing so can have on your training.

COVID-19 Update

Now more than ever it is important to take care of ourselves as well as each other.  While social distancing has limited the amount and types of activities we can do as a group, we still manage to get together in socially appropriate settings, including porch-chatting, hiking, Disc Golf, and the ever-present text message therapy session.  Remember, you're not alone!  Whether at work or at home, never be afraid to reach out to others to help or for help.

Week of Wellness

Every year, our GME office arranges a ‘Week of Wellness’ with different activities organized for each weekday. From free treats, to educational sessions, to painting, to massages. The goal is to foster and grow our positive working environment, and ensure you have an eye towards your own wellness.

Week of Wellness schedule

Loyola University Medical Center Residents and Fellows at baseball game

Baseball Outing

Every year, there is also a Baseball outing for residents & fellows to attend. This allows for further interaction between our different specialties, again fostering the ‘team’ spirit of LUMC.


Loyola Center for Fitness

We also offer access to our state-of-the art gym, The Loyola Center For Fitness, an impressive facility just a few hundred yards from the hospital. Partnering again with the GME office we will offer: Free gym access on the 1st Thursday of every month, and reduced Trainee Dues.

View a gallery of the Fitness Center.

Loyola Center for Fitness

Additional Resources

Loyola EM, along with the GME office at LUMC, is committed to making sure Resiliency & Wellness, and the promotion of these important factors, is present in your training. We will have the following on top of the above-mentioned offerings:

  • Annual Emergency Medicine Residency retreats
  • Built-In EM conference time dedicated to these core topics
  • An integrated Mentoring program
  • Monthly GME Resiliency offerings
  • Quarterly GME sponsored lunches
  • GME Wellness Space
  • GME Grand Rounds & Wellness Education

Photo Albums

You can find our individual bios under the "Who We Are" tab on the sidebar, but check out our photos at the links below to get more of a feel for our residency and residency family:

Out and About

Out and About

Orientation and Education 2020-2021

Orientation and Education 2020-2021

Education & Conference 2019-2020 

Education&Conference 2019-2020 

Orientation 2019

Orientation 2019

Emergency Medicine Residency Benefits

There are lot of elements within the topic of ‘Benefits’, and many of these have been enquired on during the recruitment season. This page was created to help bring this information together.

LUHS housestaff benefits

GME main benefits document

The benefits document has a huge amount of information on health, dental, vision benefits, and many other topics. it is very comprehensive.

Additional areas that have been asked about include: 

  • Gym Membership: There are reduced rates for residents.
  • Parking: Residents pay $24 per month for parking
  • Retreats: We have an off-site retreat during the PGY1 Orientation Rotation, and will have 1 paid conference for PGY3s, likely ACEP. For PGY2s, we are thinking through the options of both a formal retreat or an additional conference.

2020-2021 stipend levels:

PGY1         $59,862.40

PGY2         $63,731.20

PGY3         $65,728.00