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Kenneth Ester, Residency Coordinator

1900 W Polk, 13th floor
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: 312-864-3500

Family Medicine Training in our Primary Care Medical Homes

A well-established and mission-driven training program, the Cook County Family Medicine Residency prepares physicians to serve and help lead comprehensive primary care services, especially for underserved populations. Resident physicians gain experience and develop expertise in the post-ACA safety-net health care environment. As the role of the family medicine physician continues to expand, we not only equip our residents with the skills they need to care for families in largely underserved, urban communities but also empower them for leadership roles in clinics, hospitals and health systems.

Our program extends beyond the clinical management of individuals across the life cycle, with exposure to population health management, public health and performance improvement in complex health care organizations. Training occurs at patient-centered primary care medical homes with residents sited at one of our three community-based teaching health centers that primarily serve minority populations (Jorge Prieto Health Center, Near South Health Center and Englewood Health Center) and at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital), augmented by educational experiences at CCH and affiliated settings including Cermak Correctional Health Services, Cook County Department of Public Health, Loyola University Medical Center and LaRabida Children’s Hospital.