Every surgical residency is challenging, there is no way around that. The professional growth from medical school graduate to a competent, highly skilled, and knowledgeable surgeon is amazing and rewarding but at the same time requires commitment and dedication.

To be truly success in a surgical career, one must be well-rounded and maintain a balance between career, family, and personal mental and physical health.

We believe that if you do not take care of yourself, you cannot successfully take care of anyone else, especially your patients.

Everyone in the Advocate Surgery Residency is committed to both personal and professional growth. Our residency provides a wholistic approach to training and education, that respects and supports individual and family needs.

Chicago is a fantastic place to be a surgical resident! Chicago is truly a world-class city. Everything you could imagine doing, from exploring restaurants, to art and music, to culturally diverse neighborhoods including amazing architecture, to world-renowned museums, to festivals, to parks, forest preserved and a Great Lake – it is all here!

Events in Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with more than 8,800,000 residents in the metro area. It has more than 30 recognized neighborhoods to explore including Hyde Park where the Obama Presidential Center is being built, to Ukrainian village to the Loop and the Gold Coast.

There are many choices for living from high-rise to individual homes.

Our residents live in many diverse neighborhoods.

Some to consider are:

Bridgeport University Village Edison Park

Bucktown West Loop Gladstone Park

Logan Square West Lakeview Jefferson Park

Old Town Wicker Park


River North

South Loop