Clinical Training and Sites

Pediatric Residency Training Program

Our patients are the heart of our residency program, and our residents become pediatric experts by caring for children in a variety of clinical settings.  In addition to core rotations at Comer Children's Hospital, residents also have the opportunity to rotate through multiple affiliated hospitals that offer unique learning experiences characterized by diversity of practice setting and patient populations.  At La Rabida Children's Hospital, residents receive specialized training in the care of children with complex chronic medical conditions.  Inpatient, Hospitalist, NICU, and subspecialty elective rotations are offered at Evanston Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem and provide an opportunity to learn and practice general pediatrics in a community hospital environment.  Lastly, our residents also have the opportunity to rotate through the Inpatient service at St. Anthony Hospital, a community hospital locates on the west-side of Chicago that serves a predominantly spanish-speaking population.

Clinical Sites

La Rabida Children's Hospital is located near our main hospital campus at 65th Street and Lake Michigan.  Residents rotate through during their 2nd and 3rd years and take care of children with complex medical needs.  La Rabida specializes in patients with cerebral palsy, sickle cell disease, diabetes, and technology-dependent children requiring specialized care, including home ventilators, tracheostomies, and gastrostomies.

La Rabida Children's Hospital
6501 South Promontory Drive
Chicago, IL 60649

Academically affiliated since 2009, Evanston Hospital on the north side of Chicago provides residents the option to participate in various clinical experiences, including:

  • General Pediatric Unit (1-2 months as PL2 or PL3)
  • Mother Baby Unit elective (1 month)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (1-2 months as PL2 or PL3)
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine elective (1 month)
  • Additional outpatient and elective time is also possible

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave.,
Evanston, IL 60201

St. Anthony is an academically affiliated community hospital primarily serving a Latino population on the west and southwest sides of Chicago.  Under the supervision of pediatric hospitalists, intern and senior residents take care of a variety of pediatric conditions in the 18-bed pediatric unit, including a 2-bed intermediate care unit.

  • 1 intern and 1 senior resident
  • Senoir residents take Q4 call
  • Daily didactics provided by both hospitalists and community pediatricians

St. Anthony Hospital
2875 West 19th Street,
Chicago, IL 60623

Continuity Clinic Sites

All of the Friend Family Health Centers that residents rotate through are Federally Qualified Health Centers, a one stop shop for the patients we serve. Each center has a laboratory, WIC office, Nutritionists, and Case Managers. Select FFHCs have legal assistance, dental, and behavioral health services.

A large majority of our residents rotate at Cottage Grove with resident run clinics 5 days a week. Our patient population consists of mostly Hyde Park residents and other neighboring districts on the South Side. English is the primary language spoken at this site. This site also has sub-specialty pediatric services including Infectious Disease and Adolescent medicine. 

Friend Family Health Center - Cottage Grove Site
800 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615

Pulaski site hosts about 10 residents. Resident run clinics occur twice a week. English is the primary language spoken at this site

Friend Family Health Center - Pulaski Site
5635 S. Pulaski
Chicago, IL 60629

The newest addition to our resident run clinics, hosting about 10 residents. Resident run clinics occur twice a week. English is the primary language spoken at this site. This site has access to dental services as well. 

Friend Family Health Center - Western Site
5843 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636

As our primarily Spanish speaking clinic, residents get a unique exposure to becoming bilingual practitioners. All of the preceptors at Erie are bilingual and have long standing experience providing for a majority Hispanic population (71% of the patient population is Hispanic). Residents should be proficient in Spanish. This site hosts about 10 residents. Resident run clinics occur up to three times a week. .

Erie Community Health Center
1701 West Superior Street.
Chicago, IL 60622

After completing 2 years of general pediatric community pediatrics, third year residents have the option to get greater exposure to their desired specialty by transitioning to a sub-specialty clinic at Comer. Specialties that have hosted residents include Hematology/oncology, Allergy/immunology, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, and Neonatology.  

Comer Children's Hospital Outpatient Clinics
5721 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637