Careers and Education

When you join the UI Health Mile Square Health Center family, you are building something bigger than your career. You are changing the lives of thousands of patients across the Chicago, Cicero, and Rockford, IL areas by providing them with convenient, high-quality healthcare — regardless of their ability to pay.

Mile Square Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), meaning we are federally funded to serve medically underserved areas and populations. Since 1967, Mile Square has provided care to people at every stage of life, from infancy through the lifespan, and for a range of conditions. Mile Square provides primary care, such as family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health (including obstetric and gynecological care), behavioral health, and specialized services, including dentistry services.

By working at the UI Health Mile Square Health Center, you are directly impacting the lives of community members by bringing high-quality healthcare to areas where people live, work, and play. You are on the front lines of social justice, taking real steps toward healthier communities.

You are also joining a supportive and inclusive team. We don’t just care for our patients — we take care of each other, too. In an environment centered on continuing education, teamwork, and employee engagement, you will enjoy showing up to work each day. As an employee at the UI Health Mile Square Health Center, you’ll also gain access to a wide range of benefits to support you and your family.


UI Health Mile Square Health Center offers competitive benefits, including wages, benefit
programs, and resources for employees. Many benefits become effective on your first day of
employment. Benefits include:

  • Healthcare options, including dental and vision
  • Wellness programs, including weight loss and smoking cessation programs
  • Educational opportunities, including our dental program and family medicine residencies
  • Tuition assistance
  • Vacations, holidays, and other leave benefits
  • University retirement plan

To learn more about specific employment benefits, visit our System Human Resources website.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Promoting health equity among our community members is central to our mission at Mile Square. We are continuously working to bring excellent healthcare to more communities and eliminate health disparities. This mission is also a pillar of our work environment, and we are committed to upholding diversity, equity, and inclusion for our staff.

At Mile Square, we are dedicated to supporting an inclusive education and work environment for our faculty, fellows, residents, and staff across all aspects of their identities, including but not limited to age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, country and regions of origin, culture, socioeconomic status, political beliefs, spiritual/religious beliefs or other ideologies, disabilities, and sexual orientation.

By upholding this mission at Mile Square, we are committed to:

  • Fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment
  • Providing resources for residents, fellows, faculty, and staff to enrich diversity, equity, and inclusion through training, educational development, and discourse
  • Supporting diversifying the workforce to produce professionals who are reflective of the communities we serve and who can address the healthcare needs of the state and the nation

As a Federally Qualified Health Center and mission-oriented organization, we put the lives of our patients, families, and staff at the center of the work we do each day, helping to build healthier and more inclusive communities.