Why Choose Swedish Hospital's Emergency Medicine Residency?

We're Busy!

In 2019, Swedish Hospital delivered 2,108 babies, saw 51,391 patients in the emergency room, performed 15,461 surgical procedures, admitted 17,745 patients and saw 310,000+ patients in our clinics.

Annually St Bernards Hospital sees an additional 40,000+ patients though their ED, with roughly 8,000 ambulance runs every year. Providing care to one of Chicago's most underserved populations.


We're Diverse

Our patient population is diverse in ethnicity, religion, socio-economic background, age, country of origin and clinical pathology. You will see some incredibly interesting clinical cases between Swedish Hospital and St. Bernards Hospital.


This diversity is reflected in our hospital staff, more than 50% of whom live within a five mile radius of Swedish Hospital. Our staff speaks over 40 languages and we have full time Korean and Spanish interpreters on site. Patients can access telephone translation of more than 240 languages, including sign language via video remote interpretation, 24 hours a day.


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Resident Life

We believe that the best patient care is provided by residents who have balanced and happy lives. Our program looks for ways to support our residents while they journey through their post-graduate training. Our department has regularly sponsored social events throughout the year to support wellness and stress mitigation. Our faculty are also always available.


Residents also have informal gatherings at each other's homes, local bars, restaurants and area attraction on a regular basis. One of the perks of being in a residency in Chicago is the wide variety of events and activities at your fingertips. Our residents truly feel as if they are family when they are in and out of the hospital.

Life in Chicago

Chicago has a rich cultural landscape with 77 unique neighborhoods that have their own mix of culture, history and personality. Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States after New York City and Los Angeles with a population of over 9.5 million individuals. Swedish Hospital is just blocks away from the vibrant neighborhood of Lincoln Square.


Learn more about all the amazing opportunities the city of Chicago has to offer at ChooseChicago.com.