Coming to “County” to do an internal medicine residency was one of the sentinel decisions of my life. County Internal Medicine made me the doctor and the man I am today. It is without exception one of the best hospitals at which to train, in the whole world. If I had to do it all over again, I’d pick County Internal Medicine, just as I did in 1978.
David A. Ansell, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Chief Medical Officer
Rush University Medical Center
Cook County Hospital was the best place to launch my career in America. Each patient was a textbook case and by focusing on how to manage their problems, I became an incredibly good clinician. My year as Chief Resident prepared me for academic Medicine because I was able to expand my fund of knowledge and develop an appreciation for how genetics would one day transform the practice of medicine. I started my fellowship at the University of Chicago, knowing that I wanted to learn how to translate advances in genomics to the benefit of patients.
Dr. Funmi Olopade, MD, FACP
Walter L Palmer Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics
Associate Dean for Global Health
Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Chicago Hospitals