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Advocate Children's Hospital-Oak Lawn/Advocate Christ Medical Center

Oak Lawn, IL

Mark Butterly, MD

Program Director

Donna Melero

Program Coordinator

  • Free-Standing Children’s Hospital

  • Serving the immensely diverse communities on Chicago’s Southside as well northwest Indiana and north central Illinois

  • US News ranked Cardiology/CV Surgery programs

  • High volume dedicated Pediatric units including Pediatric ED and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

  • Integral part of larger Advocate Children's Hospital (ACH) service line covering all of Chicagoland as part of country's 10th largest non-for-profit health care organization

  • ACGME Commendations for Community-Advocacy Pediatrics & EBM curricula

  • Medium-sized: 13 Residents per year

  • All required experiences available at ACH-OL

  • Extensive elective coursebook focused on individual career goals

  • Very competitive and diverse Fellowship placements as well as Primary Care across the country

  • Three medical schools send core clerks & Sub-I’s with national pool of M4's on electives


Chicago and all it has to offer from world class cuisine, performing arts, architecture, museums, Lake Michigan and beaches, all major sporting events!

  • Four week blocks; 13 experiences per year

  • Full Senior responsibility in both PGY-2 and -3 years

  • Academic Half Day didactics weekly

  • Wellness support integrated into Academic Half Day

  • Interdisciplinary Simulation experiences

  • PGY-2 Research Block; Two PGY-3 Inpatient and Outpatient Teaching Blocks

  • Dedicated Community and Advocacy block

  • Long-running Culturally Effective Health Care curriculum

  • SDH screening and family resources including Clinic and PED Food Pantries

  • Bias recognition and mitigation

  • Social simulations

  • Weekly Advocacy updates

  • Tell Your Story event

  • Resident and Faculty Affinity Groups support all areas of DE&I (URM, LGBTQ+, Residents with Kids, and more!)

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