Directions to the UIC-Department of Psychiatry

912 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612 

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From the North and O’Hare Airport, take I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) to I-290 West (Eisenhower Expressway).

From the South, take I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) to I-290 West (Eisenhower Expressway).

From the West, take I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) eastbound.

  • Exit the Eisenhower Expy at Ashland/Paulina.
  • Turn south onto Ashland Avenue.  Continue south on Ashland to Taylor Street.
  • Turn west (right) onto Taylor. Continue west on Taylor to Wood Street.

We are located just north of Taylor, on Wood Street.

The nearest Parking is on Wood Street, just south of Taylor.  An additional Parking structure is located on the corner of Taylor and Paulina (one block east of Wood).

From Midway Airport, take Cicero Avenue North to I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) or
From the Southwest, take I-55 (Stevenson Expressway)

  • Exit the Stevenson Expy at Damen Avenue
  • Turn north (right turn) onto Damen Avenue, continue north to Roosevelt Road
  • Turn right (east) at Roosevelt Road, to Wood Street.
  • Turn left (north) at Wood Street, go to Fillmore for Visitors entrance to the Wood Street Parking Structure

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Via CTA Subway or Elevated Train

  • Take any subway train to either the Randolph & Dearborn (Blue line) or the State & Randolph (Red Line) station OR any elevated train line (Green or Brown Lines) to the Lake & Clark station.
  • Transfer to the Pink Line train which runs on the elevated Loop tracks. If you are in the Subway, leave the station and exit either at Randolph Street (Blue line) or at Lake Street (Brown or Green line).
  • From the Brown or Green line, transfer to the Pink Line at the Lake & Clark Station.
  • From either subway train, walk to the intersection of Lake and State street and take the stairs up to elevated Loop trains.
  • Take the Pink Line 54/Cermak train to the Polk Street (Medical Center) stop.
  • Walk west (turn left) on Polk Street to Wood Street 500 feet, cross the street.
  • Walk south (turn left) on Wood Street one block.

Via CTA bus on Ashland Avenue
Take the #37 Sedgwick Bus (from the North Side) or the #9 Ashland Bus (from the South Side) to Taylor Street.
Walk west on Taylor Street to Wood Street (about 2 blocks), cross the street.
Walk north on Wood Street (about 150 feet)

Via CTA train and bus from Midway Airport
Take the Orange Line train from Midway Airport to the Ashland stop.
On Ashland Avenue take the northbound #9 Ashland bus to Taylor Street.
Walk west on Taylor to Wood Street.
Walk north on Wood Street (about 150 feet).   

Via CTA train and bus from O’Hare Airport
Take  the Blue Line train to the Randolph & Dearborn stop downtown (in the  subway). 
Follow the remaining Directions above for travel by CTA Elevated Train or Subway

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For the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency Program, at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, 912 S. Wood Street, (312) 996-7380

This is a partial listing of nearby hotels. Rates vary and are subject to room availability. Check the Internet for the best rates.

Marriott Chicago at the Medical District (On-Campus, 10-min. walk to Neuropsychiatric Institute) 625 S. Ashland Ave.; Reservations: 312 529-6007 "UIC Residency Recruitment Rate" Free van service to interviews. Speak to Jeff Taepke. Block out dates-11/2-11/5 and 11/30-12/4

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (10-min. drive to Neuropsychiatric Institute) 506 W. Harrison. Reservations: 312 957-9100

Hampton Inn and Suites (10-min. drive to Neuropsychiatric Institute) 33 W. Illinois St. Reservations: 312 832-0330. (Complimentary breakfast and high-speed internet.) www.HamptonSuitesChicago.com 15% off rate for UIC Department of Psychiatry.

Hotel Felix (10-minute drive to Neuropsychiatric Institute) 111 W. Huron St. Reservations: (312) 447-3440 www.hotelfelixchicago.com 

Additional Accommodations
(Less than 20 minutes by car to UIC):




Best Western Grant Park Hotel
1100 S. Michigan Ave.
Negotiated rate is $109 unless 11/4,11/18, 12/3, 12/5 then $189

“UIC Dept. of

Psychiatry group rate”

(312) 922-2900

Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W. Madison (at Halsted and Madison)

Reservations ask for University of Illinois at Chicago special corporate rate

(312) 829-5000

Doubletree Hotel - Magnificent Mile
300 E Ohio St. (near Navy Pier)

Ask for special Univ. of Illinois Psychiatry Dept. Residency Applicant rate

(312) 787-6100

Essex Inn
800 S. Michigan Ave.

Call for rate

(312) 939-2800

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Drive

UIC Rate $150 from 5/1-11/22

UIC Rate $99 from 11/23-2/28

(312) 836-5000

Hostelling International Chicago
24 E. Congress Parkway http://www.hichicago.org

$35 - $90 / night

(312) 360-0300

Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe (on State Street)

Call for rate

(312) 726-7500


Please see the Application page for information on how to apply.




Positions Available 



Addiction Psychiatrypdficon_small  



Rodney Eiger, MD 

(312) 695-7593 

Child Psychiatry 



Kathleen Kelley, MD 

(312) 996-6219 

PRIME Residency pdficon_small 



U. Nalla Durai, MD 

(312) 569-6210 

Behavioral Neurology
Neuro psychiatry



Michael J. Schrift, DO 

(312) 996-6139 

Women's Mental Health pdficon_small 



Vesna Pirec, MD, PhD 

(312) 996-5090 

Clinical Training Sites and Services


Welcome to Chicago!



We hope that if you just visit or decide to stay, you will enjoy Chicago as much as we do here at UIC. We have diverse training sites for residents that cover the range from community psychiatry to the state mental health system to the tertiary care center at the university.


A. The Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
912 S. Wood St., Chicago, IL 60612
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The Neuropsychiatric Institute houses the UIC Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics, which include residents' clinical offices and seminar rooms. Originally, when it opened in 1941, the institute was directed as a joint venture between the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the 100-year-old College of Medicine, with neurology patients, offices, and labs located in the north tower, and psychiatry patients, offices, and labs in the south tower. The Institute has achieved a national reputation for its excellence in academic psychiatry. One of Illinois's first psychiatric residency programs was created here in 1946. From that time we have educated and trained leaders in psychiatry throughout Illinois as well as the nation. The clinical programs of
Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Neuropsychiatry/Behavioral Neurology, and Women’s Mental Health are located in this building. 


B. University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Medical Center Hospital
1740 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60612
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The Psychiatry Inpatient Unit is located on campus (across the street from the NPI) in the University of Illinois Hospital. The inpatient unit is a modern, 35 bed psychiatric facility. Patients are admitted for moderate or extended lengths of stay, depending on the nature of their illness. There are four inpatient teams: Mood and Anxiety, Psychotic Disorders, Women's Mental Health, and Neuropsychiatry.


C. Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago IL 60612
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The Institute for Juvenile Research, established in 1909, constitutes the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the Department of Psychiatry at UIC. In addition to its important role in the training of medical students and general psychiatry residents, IJR also offers child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs. Individual therapy with children and adolescents and an active marital and family therapy program, which serves the community, allows for the training in a variety of professional services. IJR also provides consultation to various schools and neighborhood community agencies. In 2004, the Institute moved to its current location in a modern facility.


D. Veterans Administration (VA) - Jesse Brown Medical Center
820 S. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60612
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The West Side Division of VA Chicago is within walking distance from the UIC College of Medicine campus. It is a 209-bed facility with integrated residency programs in all disciplines, including psychiatry. A comprehensive range of services is available, including emergency treatment, inpatient and outpatient treatment, consultation/liaison, day hospitalization, and addiction services. There are 40 general psychiatry beds and a 40-bed residential facility linked with outpatient addiction treatment services. There is a day hospital program and an Intensive Psychiatric Community Care program providing outreach services. A large outpatient addiction treatment program offers specialized treatment for alcoholism and includes a methadone clinic. Outpatient mental health services include clinics for geriatric patients, women, chronically mentally ill patients, veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, and affective disorders. In addition to its important role in the general training of residents, major training opportunities are available at the VA in the areas of primary care psychiatry, substance abuse, and geropsychiatry.


E. MacNeal Hospital
3249 S. Oak Park Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402
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MacNeal Hospital, located in Berwyn, is approximately 8 miles from UIC, is a 427-bed privately-owned, community teaching hospital. UIC PGY 2 residents rotate on the inpatient psychiatry. The inpatient service consists of four 12-bed units, each with a different focus – geriatric psychiatry, chronic illness, and higher functioning, and acute stabilization. Patients are drawn from the surrounding communities of Berwyn, Cicero, and Oak Forest. 


F. John J. Madden Mental Health Center
1200 S. First Ave., Hines, IL 60141
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Madden MHC is located next to the campus of Loyola University Medical Center and the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Maywood, a western suburb of Chicago. As part of the state-wide network of care provided by private and public mental health services, Madden MHC maintains a close link with community providers in the surrounding areas. Services provided include short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term inpatient care for adults, treatment services for adults with mental illness, and specialized services for patients diagnosed as both mentally ill and mentally retarded. UIC residents spend 2 or 3 months on the inpatient psychiatry service during their PGY 2 year and are not assigned call at Madden.

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