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    Hello Everyone,

    Can any past or current JPH Rotational students post their experiences in regards to the living situation near JPH. Please include things you have avoided, things you would do differently & hospital associated information as well ie. Parking spots (If at all possible). Any Landlord/Realtor contact information would be much appreciated!

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    Hey,

    the area around JPH is not the safest, so i wouldn't live there, try to get a place in hyde park very nice n safe area, also easily u can take a bus to JPH, other than that in the daytime its not bad nothing really going on.

    I would suggest looking online so many options to rent in chicago u dont have a problems finding realtors or landlords.

    also check out these post Life of a Medical Student: AICM

    tells you alot about wat to expect and everything

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    Thanks medstulife I follow your blog regularly. Those posts are definitely helpful. I was looking more for like living experiences like how is the traffic, how long are the commutes from Hyde Park, what are good buildings IN Hyde Park to live at, nearby grocery stores, library, entertainment options (In free time of course), is bringing a car a good option if so can there be parking spots booked through the hospital or anything. For AICM Im pretty caught up with your posts, now starting to wonder about life outside the hospital pretty much.

    Would definitely appreciate your input on those sort of things. (Or better yet, do a post on your blog for this stuff & anything else you can think of)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Dreamz View Post
    Thanks medstulife I follow your blog regularly. Those posts are definitely helpful. I was looking more for like living experiences like how is the traffic, how long are the commutes from Hyde Park, what are good buildings IN Hyde Park to live at, nearby grocery stores, library, entertainment options (In free time of course), is bringing a car a good option if so can there be parking spots booked through the hospital or anything. For AICM Im pretty caught up with your posts, now starting to wonder about life outside the hospital pretty much.

    Would definitely appreciate your input on those sort of things. (Or better yet, do a post on your blog for this stuff & anything else you can think of)
    hey ill try to do a detail blog once i move there for clinicals but let me just answer these Q's for u quickly,

    honestly you got Stony Island road which is pretty good i never saw traffic jam or anything like that so you are good with that, buses took like 10-20ish something like that depending how far u were from JPH mostly pretty good, and they have nice tracking system for buses in chicago with many buses runing so u dont have to worry about that.

    Hyde park building wise depends on you, there are cheap apartment and expensive nice places to live there, i would look for something in the middle, you can pay a little extra but find a nice place, there are honestly so many options just search online you will get tons of available places. And Hyde Park has university of chicago there so it has all the things you need, stores, groceries, infact you have a big grocery store, staples, n some other stores just across JPH so i usually used to do my grocery there. And Entertainment wise ur covered too since its university area, and parking with JPH is provided they have a space for students so you dont have to worry about that either.

    I would bring a car, cuz u already got parking in JPH, the only thing is where you live alot of apartment buildings charge you extra for parking space so thats something you might want to consider, but compare that to car vs transportation cost.

    If you have any other Q u can ask ill try my best to answer em
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    Thanks medstulife that is some sound information there, Im going to try and build up on that. And yeah definitely do a blog post once you are all set. So this Parking thing, you mention JPH provides parking for students? Almost EVERYONE has told me they don't, and how we would have to park on the street sides & it gets unsafe to go there and so on.. Can you confirm for SURE JPH provides parking for their students & if so how many spots do they usually have per say. Also this Bus system, is it safe? I mean taking a Bus late at night or a Train seems kind of sketchy to me.

    Apartment wise I have emailed a few places like TLC inquiring about apartments, let's see what happens. Do you know how the utilities and all work? I really just want something all inclusive so I don't have the hassle of paying all these random bills. Also what advice do you have in terms of Banking? And since I am a Canadian students, how does the banking thing work for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Dreamz View Post
    Thanks medstulife that is some sound information there, Im going to try and build up on that. And yeah definitely do a blog post once you are all set. So this Parking thing, you mention JPH provides parking for students? Almost EVERYONE has told me they don't, and how we would have to park on the street sides & it gets unsafe to go there and so on.. Can you confirm for SURE JPH provides parking for their students & if so how many spots do they usually have per say. Also this Bus system, is it safe? I mean taking a Bus late at night or a Train seems kind of sketchy to me.

    Apartment wise I have emailed a few places like TLC inquiring about apartments, let's see what happens. Do you know how the utilities and all work? I really just want something all inclusive so I don't have the hassle of paying all these random bills. Also what advice do you have in terms of Banking? And since I am a Canadian students, how does the banking thing work for us?
    ok i think you should double check with people there, cause it was free like maybe $5 or something registration but my friends always parked there no problem

    and the thing is you are going to have like 2 night rotation, rest is all daytime and hyde park is safe at night so u wont have a prblem taking bus just be careful around JPH area, inside the hospital is safe. I took metro at around 2 am at night no problem honestly its just specific areas of chicago which you have to watch out for

    idk about street parking thats something you should look into with the apartment building

    and banking, u can use regular ATM there probably open a US bank account and take out money once a month n spend it , thats something you probably hve to ask your bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Dreamz View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    Can any past or current JPH Rotational students post their experiences in regards to the living situation near JPH. Please include things you have avoided, things you would do differently & hospital associated information as well ie. Parking spots (If at all possible). Any Landlord/Realtor contact information would be much appreciated!

    I'm currently doing my core rotations at JPH. There is an apartment complex run by JPH right across the ER and a lot of students live there.

    Things to note:
    1. Don't wear your white coat outside of JPH, you may be mistaken for a doctor.
    2. Don't carry a laptop bag, use a book bag to carry your laptop
    3. Don't flash anything expensive, especially at night outside of JPH.

    Check this link out, Looking to Settle Down in Chicago ~ Medical School Memoirs, it has very detail info on settling down in Chicago.
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    What's the name of the apartments accross the street from JPH? Are you sure it's not JPH Apartments?

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    I would recommend kevlar, and stock up at the KFC next door. maybe the gangsters wont shoot you if you lure them away. Jokes aside, there are shootings like all the time. 2 weeks ago some students witnessed a shooting at a pizza place, another student was robbed about a week ago. South side chicago is no joke, I think they let the violence go on so they can all kill each other.

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    Thanks for the info. Turbocamel, but I am looking for more general information as in the other aspects of living there, besides the crime.. Heard enough about the crime from everyone already..

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbocamel View Post
    I would recommend kevlar, and stock up at the KFC next door. maybe the gangsters wont shoot you if you lure them away. Jokes aside, there are shootings like all the time. 2 weeks ago some students witnessed a shooting at a pizza place, another student was robbed about a week ago. South side chicago is no joke, I think they let the violence go on so they can all kill each other.

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