Where We Live
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 We Do
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:
-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:
-Multiple museums, including (just to name a few):
Resiliency & Wellness
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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: