Life as a Northwestern Resident
Here at Northwestern, we truly value our relationships with one another. Residency is so much more enjoyable when surrounded by amazing colleagues. Our residents make sure to prioritize social interactions both within and between residency classes when outside of the work setting. Traditionally, one resident from each class organizes a monthly "brunching and bonding" event, which we refer to as "B&B." Each rotation block, we try to have team dinners and outings. Birthdays, weddings, holidays, new babies and housewarmings bring us together to celebrate. There is never a dull moment. The relationships we make with our co-residents make us better obstetrician/gynecologists and are truly one of the greatest strengths of our program.
Our campus is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Our neighborhood is full of restaurants, grocery stores and shopping options. Take advantage of Chicago's beautiful LakeFront Trail located steps away from campus. The 18-mile path is the perfect outdoor location to run, walk, bicycle or Rollerblade and features a wide variety of amenities, such as beaches, gardens, playgrounds, soccer fields, volleyball nets and tennis courts.
Living in the CityStreeterville is only one neighborhood in this exciting city. Many of our residents live in the West Town, Gold Coast, River North and South Loop. Compared to other large cities, Chicago is very affordable, with so much to do. We spend a lot of time exploring the endless unique pockets in this city, enjoying all that the Chicagoland area has to offer. Experience all four seasons to the fullest, with summers at the beach and winters ice skating by the bean! No matter your extracurricular interests (sports, art, fitness, food, theater and more), there is something for everyone.
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