Chiefs’ Corner

Nick Skertich, PGY-5 Academic Chief
My favorite year in residency has been this year. As a chief resident, you lead the team on every rotation. You are afforded the responsibility to make critical patient care decisions while gaining operative autonomy. I truly feel like I directly impact each patient I have the opportunity to take care of. Being born and raised in Chicagom I dont think there is a better city. From sports to food to art, Chicago has it all. It has also been a great place to raise my own family.


        - Elizabeth Anderson, PGY-4 Administrative Chief

My favorite service has been our Minimally Invasive Surgery rotation during my PGY-3 year. We get more experience as the operating surgeon our PGY-3 year. This service allowed me to hone my laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic skills and our attendings are great teachers. What I love most about Chicago is the food! I live in West Loop and there are countless amazing restaurants right outside my door. My favorite is Monteverde- the gnocchetti with pesto is the best!

- Miles Grunvald, PGY-4 Academic Chief

So far, my favorite year in this residency has been PGY-2. We spend a fair amount of time in the ICU. By the end of it you feel like you could take care of any critically sick patient in the hospital! Chicago is awesome! My favorite parts are all the excellent restaurants within walking distance of my apartment. Also, I love all the parks and outdoor spaces (my dog, Stella, loves them too).