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Goals and Background

The goal of the Pediatric Residency Program at Mount Sinai Hospital is to train residents to practice primary care pediatrics in an urban, medically underserved environment.

Located on the west side of the city of Chicago and serving a population base of 750,000 people, Sinai Health System consists of several member organizations located in a four square block main campus: Mount Sinai Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Children's Hospital, Sinai Community Institute, Sinai Medical Group, and Sinai Urban Health Institute. The newest member of our organization is Holy Cross Hospital, a 274-bed community hospital that provides multidisciplinary services. Sinai has a number of clinics that are located on the west and south sides of Chicago. There is also one facility, Sinai's Touhy Clinic on the north side of Chicago, which sees refugees from many nations (for example Sudan, Iraq and Burma) as well as resident Orthodox Jewish and Russian populations. With the exception of the Touhy Clinic, Sinai Health System serves primarily African-American and Latino patients.

Mount Sinai Hospital, including Sinai Children's Hospital, is one of the largest Medicaid providers in Illinois with 93 percent of Sinai's patients classified in minority race categories. As a 291-bed tertiary care hospital and Level I Trauma Center, Mount Sinai Hospital is located in the heart of Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood where it has been a stabilizing presence in the city's west side for over 90 years, providing advanced medical care and social services to some of Chicago's most economically vulnerable communities.