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Resident Life

Meet our residents and explore our program further on our All About Us page, featuring Q&As and resident videos.

About Chicago

Northwestern’s location in downtown Chicago is an important plus of the program. With a population of 7 million, the city is the cultural, commercial and industrial center of the Midwest. The city offers a wealth of cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. Visit the City of Chicago website to find out more.

Chicago is also significantly more affordable than comparable cities, which results in a higher standard of living for our residents.  Most residents live within walking distance of the hospital in Streeterville, River North or the Loop neighborhoods. However, there are also residents who commute from surrounding neighborhoods.

Explore life and things to do in Chicago through the following links:

Resident Wellness

Residency can be an intense and demanding time. Because quality of life is important, we strive to create a supportive atmosphere to help you find your perfect work/life balance. We encourage you to become the best clinician you can be while still finding time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

Family Life

Families can find resources near campus and in Chicago to suit their needs. The walkability of Chicago and the proximity of our campus can make having a family in the city a fun adventure with plenty to do. Public transit allows access to local family attractions and free attractions like the Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier or Maggie Daley Park

The well-regarded Ogden International School of Chicago is the public elementary school serving the area around the Northwestern campus downtown, and there are a variety of private schools and child care centers serving downtown. Please explore McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Benefits and Resources for more detailed information.


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