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About UsWith its first graduating class beginning their training in 1982, Loyola’s Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program has been going strong for almost three decades.
Given the extent of its Med-Peds roots, Loyola has a strong Med-Peds influence. We currently have over twenty full-time Med-Peds faculty at Loyola working in outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, and medical education. We can even lay claim to having a Med-Peds Chief of Staff for the Loyola University Health System.
The educational philosophies of the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics are similar. Both departments admit patients to "resident-run” services. These services are directed by a "teaching attending" who rounds daily with the teams. Although patient care centered, daily rounds contain elements of both didactic teaching and bedside learning. Resident patients are not managed by private attendings at Loyola.
Both Departments have a strong commitment to inpatient and outpatient training. Your time at Loyola will include everything from managing pre-term babies in a level III NICU to performing gynecologic exams in your clinic to seeing subspecialty patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings to working in a level I Emergency Department to adjusting ventilators in the MICU to caring for terminally ill patients and their families. We strive to provide you with a training curriculum characterized by the breadth and depth of its experiences.
The Loyola faculty is extremely dedicated to teaching. Our graduates consistently attain success well-above national averages on board certifications and we are proud to boast 97% and 95% first-time pass rates on General Internal Medicine and General Pediatrics certification exams, respectively, over the last 10 years. We will do all we can to help you become an outstanding Internist and Pediatrician.