Vascular Medicine Training Program - Living in Chicago
Chicago is truly a “world class” city, offering a rich blend of cultural performances, ethnic neighborhoods and restaurants, professional and college sporting events, and architectural masterpieces. Located in the heart of Chicago, Northwestern’s downtown campus is close to a variety of recreational, entertainment, housing and transportation opportunities. The campus complex sits on four blocks between Lake Michigan and the city’s famous “Magnificent Mile,” the stretch of Michigan Avenue that runs from the Chicago River to Oak Street Beach and includes some of the best shops, restaurants and hotels in the city. Within a short distance of the campus are such landmarks as the Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium. Grant Park, just south of campus, plays host to festivals and free concerts throughout the summer months. The University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago are a short distance away from the Chicago campus via public transportation. Faculty members, postdoctoral students, and graduate students at Northwestern are engaged in many formal and informal collaborations with colleagues at these institutions. Chicago is home to a number of other colleges and universities as well. Northwestern students and faculty can experience a dazzling array of cultural, entertainment and professional options making Chicago and great place to work and play.