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Graduate Medical Education (GME)

The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) is charged with the administrative oversight and management of the school's Graduate Medical Education programs (residencies and fellowships). The GME Office assists these programs and their trainees in matters to assure compliance with all requirements of the school, the university and outside agencies. These requirements include but are not limited to those of:

  • University and medical school policies and procedures, including grievances
  • State of Illinois medical licenses
  • J-1 Visas
  • Training program contracts
  • Affiliation agreements with participating sites
  • Salaries and benefits for trainees paid by CMS
  • Graduation from GME training programs
  • ACGME institutional polices, residency review and fellowship review committee regulations

Chicago Medical School is committed to supporting GME programs of the highest caliber. These programs comprise residency training programs in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, and Pulmonary Disease.

Administration and Staff:

Michael Zdon

Michael Zdon, MD

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education; Designated Institutional Official

847-578-8714
Basic Sciences Building, 1.381
Elsa Kurien

Elsa Kurien, MA, MEd

Director of CME and GME

847-578-3341
Basic Sciences Building, 1.380
Alina Aitchison

Alina Aitchison

Senior Administrative Assistant of GME & CME

847-578-3329
Basic Sciences Building, 1.380
Lolita Edwards

Lolita Edwards

Internal Medicine Residency Program Administrator, Chicago Medical School at North Chicago

847-578-3227
Basic Sciences Building, 1.363A
Karen Quintana

Karen Quintana

Internal Medicine Residency Program Administrator, Chicago Medical School at Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital

815-759-4726
Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital Campus
Joy Tso

Joy Tso

Psychiatry Residency Program Administrator, Chicago Medical School at North Chicago

847-578-8711
Basic Sciences Building, 1.363C