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Admissions, Referrals, and Consultations: Call UCM Physician Connect at 1-800-824-2282. Physicians and other medical professionals can:

  • Admit a patient to the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
  • Identify the appropriate specialist for a patient
  • Obtain a consultation with one of our faculty physicians

If you are a patient wishing to schedule an appointment with a University of Chicago doctor, please contact UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200.

Physician Directory for Mobile Devices: We’re pleased to offer a medical staff directory designed for smart phones. Specifically created for physician use, the directory allows searches based on our physicians’ names or area of clinical interest. For each of our specialists, contact information and practice locations are listed. The site includes basic referral instructions, is updated frequently, and is fully supported on iPhone, Blackberry, and Android devices.

University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN): UCAN is the air medical service of the hospital. UCAN provides helicopter transport of critically ill or injured neonatal, and pediatric patients from the scene of an emergency or during interhospital transfer to Comer Children's. For flight requests, call 1-800-621-7827.

Physician Relations Team: The Physician Relations team works to build meaningful relationships with referring physicians by understanding physicians' needs and addressing concerns. We also expedite access to University of Chicago Medicine and Comer Children's specialists and services by acting as a collaborative bridge between you and your office staff, and our multidisciplinary physician teams.

Residency and Fellowship Programs: The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago is dedicated to training caring, compassionate physicians who provide the highest level of care.

Clinical Trials: You can receive up-to-date information on clinical trials offered by University of Chicago physicians, as well as information on laboratory services, and home care. For more information about pediatric clinical trials, call (773) 834-0483.

Continuing Medical Education: At the University of Chicago, our physicians are excited about sharing the latest clinical and research findings with you through continuing medical education (CME).

Throughout the year, our physicians conduct CME courses conveniently scheduled at hotels along the "Magnificent Mile" in Chicago, in surrounding suburbs, at the University of Chicago medical campus, and at resort locations. You can learn about the most recent clinical advances happening here and in other leading centers around the world. The courses highlight innovative procedures and technologies, examine current controversies in treatment, and update you on the latest advances in the understanding and treatment of disease.

Learning at the Forefront: This free resource for physicians and other medical professionals features video lectures and interviews with University of Chicago Medicine faculty on variety of topics.

Child Life Internships: Comer Children's offers internships to graduate students working toward a master's in child life, child development, art therapy, or related fields.

Managed Care: Comer Children's has developed relationships with many managed care organizations and is committed to delivering high quality, cost-effective services to enrollees. If your patient is unsure about whether or not his or her health plan permits access to the University of Chicago, please ask them to call 1-888-824-0200 to verify referral options.

Medicine on the Midway: Medicine on the Midway is a publication for alumni, faculty, students and friends of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division and Pritzker School of Medicine.

Event Calendar: Physician-oriented seminars, conferences, and Grand Rounds are listed on the Division of Biological Sciences' Web calendar. For more information, please call (773) 702-1814.

Nursing Careers: We are currently hiring career-oriented, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses for a wide variety of rewarding positions.

Physician Recruitment: Physicians interested in applying for a position with the Department of Pediatrics should review available faculty and academic non-faculty positions at the University's employment site.

UChicago CareLink: Eligible physicians may use CareLink to review their patients' medical information, place referral orders and communicate with UChicago Medicine providers.

Related Links

Introducing Learning at the Forefront, an online resource center for partnering physicians. » Learn more.


Contact Us

You can reach UCM Physician Connect by:
Phone: 1-800-824-2282
Email: UCMConnect@uchospitals.edu

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