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 located 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 for post acute hospital management.  La Rabida specializes in patients with cerebral palsy, history of prematurity, congenital heart disease 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

Evanston Hospital on the north side of Chicago provides residents the option to participate in various clinical experiences in a large community hospital, with a focus on clinical training out of a community-based system. Residents learn how to triage and manage clinical situations with the resources they have, and learn when to escalate patients to a higher level of care not offered at this hospital. Other clinical experiences are offered as an elective, including:

  • General Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Unit (2-4 weeks as PL2 or PL3)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (2-4 weeks as PL2 or PL3)
  • Mother Baby Unit elective (2 weeks)
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine elective (2 weeks)
  • Ambulatory elective (2 weeks)
  • Additional outpatient and elective time possible

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave.,
Evanston, IL 60201

St. Anthony is an academically affiliated community hospital primarily serving a Latinx/Hispanic 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. Residents learn how to manage and address clinical situations in a community setting, triaging what can be safely managed on site and what may need to be transferred to a hospital with a higher level of care. Residents also work with residents from a nearby Family Medicine residency.

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

Continuity Clinic Sites

Continuity clinic allows our residents to develop and manage primary care patients longitudinally throughout residency.  Regardless of whether residents decide to pursue a career in primary care, the training and experience gained in continuity clinic provides our residents with a solid foundational understanding of the importance of the medical home, their role as the leader of that home and coordinator of their patient’s care, and very importantly the value of developing a patient-clinician relationship in the ambulatory setting over time.

Please see this page for additional information about our primary care continuity sites.

In addition, after completing 2 years of residency, final year residents have the option of fulfilling some of their continuity clinic requirements in an ambulatory pediatric subspecialty setting.  This allows our fellowship bound residents to gain greater and earlier exposure to their desired specialty, all while maintaining their skills in primary care.  Applications are reviewed on an individual basis, and approved residents are notified so they can work with their subspecialty mentors to achieve their educational and clinical care goals.

Specialties that have hosted residents in the past include Hematology/oncology, Allergy/immunology, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, and Neonatology.   Residents interested in further ambulatory subspecialty care can apply for this additional training during their second year of residency. 

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