Message from Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University  of Medicine and Science (CMS/RFUMS).

 We believe that there is no substitute for the comprehensive training you will receive in our program. We are confident that the variety of training experiences here will optimally meet the needs of residents interested in primary care, hospital medicine, or sub-specialization. Our program offers a state of the art training facility, supportive faculty, and a commitment to high quality, evidence based patient care.
We are very enthusiastic about recent changes to our program and the opportunities that this presents for our residents. As of July 2014, all residents in the  CMS/RFUMS Internal Medicine residency program will receive their training mainly at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (JALFHCC), the nation’s first federal health care center as well as other local community hospitals. Located next to the Rosalind Franklin University campus in North Chicago, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center is unique, first-of-its-kind partnership between the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the  Department of Defense provides an outstanding educational environment for our residents. The JALFHCC provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to a diverse population of veterans, naval recruits, active duty and retired military personnel, and dependents of all ages and both sexes. Residents will also receive training in local community hospitals.
We hope you will take the opportunity to visit Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and see our program in action. We invite you to submit an application through the National Resident Matching Program ERAS .
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Our Residency Coordinator, Lolita Edwards, can be reached via email at 
We look forward to meeting and talking to you about our program and about your career goals.


Vidya Puthenveetil, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director
Life in Discovery
Internal Medicine
Fellowship Program
Undergraduate Medical Education
Medical Grand Rounds
Major Affiliate Sites