Medical Education

Training the Next Generation of Medical Leaders
How we educate tomorrow’s physicians is more important now than ever. Scientific advances have brought us to the brink of a new era of personalized medicine, while sweeping technological changes are transforming medical practice at an ever-increasing pace. At the same time, physicians must operate amid the harsh realities of a fragmented health care delivery system and disparities that exact a disproportionate toll on the poor and underserved.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is distinguished by its intellectual rigor, emphasis on scholarship and discovery, and commitment to educating the next generation of medical leaders across the spectrum of research, scholarship, and service. Our mission is to train accomplished physicians who will:

  • lead the next wave of advances in medical science
  • move easily between the cutting-edge of research and point of care, integrating findings from the lab in their clinical practice
  • effectively use the latest state-of-the-art health care technologies
  • address the needs of medically-underserved communities
  • tackle international health issues and the challenges of delivering care in resource-constrained settings

Rich Learning Environment
Pritzker students are educated by outstanding faculty conducting internationally-renowned research in cancer, neuroscience, diabetes, immunology, genetics, health disparities, medical ethics, and other fields. They enjoy a wealth of opportunities to participate in well-funded research programs or pursue projects of their own choosing in the lab, out in the community, and across the world. By graduation, more than 60 percent of our students have published original research findings in a peer-reviewed journal.

Excellence in Clinical Training
Complementing this foundational emphasis on scholarship and discovery, Pritzker students are exposed to clinical situations from day one of their education through our Clinical Performance Center, which allows them to simulate working with patients in a controlled setting, plus courses of study in which patient interactions are woven every step of the way.