Why Choose UChicago Medicine?

Why Choose UChicago Medicine?


[MUSIC PLAYING] The neighborhood of Hyde
Park in South Chicago is the home of the
University of Chicago. The beautiful community near
the shores of Lake Michigan is rich with tradition
and diversity. It is where the
University of Chicago started more than 100
years ago, with a gift from John D. Rockefeller. Home to many Nobel winners,
brilliant, academic scholars, scientists, and artists,
the University of Chicago is also home to
UChicago Medicine, an academic medical center,
where the patient is first, and science, along with
research and training of the next generation
of doctors, is embraced. A very deep-seated
part of our culture is to question,
and to challenge, and not to take for granted. And so that’s foundational. And people know that when
you come to the University of Chicago, that’s expected
so that even though things may have been done a certain
way for the last 10, 15, 20, or 30 years, , you
have to figure out, is there a better way to do it? The reason to come to
University of Chicago Medicine is we offer not only
just innovative therapies for patients, novel
therapies for patients, you will get a view into
tomorrow’s therapies here today to take care of you. UChicago Medicine is an
academic medical center that trains future leaders
in medicine and research. The answer that we got was,
you don’t have to travel far. You’ve got the very, very,
very best in your back yard. They said, University
of Chicago’s got this amazing program. UChicago Medicine is based
in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and includes the
University of Chicago Medical Center, the Pritzker
School of Medicine, and the biological
sciences division. Today, UChicago Medicine has
expanded beyond the campus to include Ingalls Memorial,
a community-based hospital and outpatient facility
in Harvey, Illinois, and dozens of outpatient
clinics in downtown Chicago, the south suburbs,
and Northwest Indiana. It is a place we call
home, and a place where we care about our
neighbors and their future. Actually, I’m born and
raised in Chicago– grew up on the south
side of Chicago. And I’ve always heard
wonderful things about the University of Chicago. And as a child, it was kind of
like a pillar of great health, and great health
standards, and excellence. So ever since I
was a little girl and I knew that I
wanted to be a doctor, I knew that I
wanted to work here. Research and the
basic sciences are a big part of what UChicago
Medicine is all about. We are constantly
searching for cures for some of the most
debilitating diseases people face. We want our neighbors to live
happy, healthy, long lives. University of Chicago
is a unique place, where the clinical care
is closely coupled– it’s on the same campus– as the basic-science research. And you have every
component of medical care here– adult, pediatrics,
the entire spectrum. So it’s a unique
place and institution, not only within Chicago, but
even in the United States. UChicago Medicine has
always been different. Our scientists constantly
question and look for other, better
ways of doing things. Clinical curiosity
and academic rigor are welcomed here,
as well as the desire to provide the best care
possible to those who need us. As long as you’re smart,
and you’re hard working, and their ideas are good, even
though they’re unconventional, give them a chance. We don’t assume they’re
correct, obviously. But we give them a chance to
prove that their idea is better than everybody else’s. And that is not
something that you can take for granted
at every institution.


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