FOURTH YEAR

Adult ED - CCH
The final year prepares the resident to obtain any position in emergency medicine, whether academic or community based leader In the Adult Emergency Department. In addition to honing their diagnostic and problem solving skills, residents manage patient flow, teach and supervise more junior residents, and master emergency medicine procedures.

Pediatric ED - University of Chicago, Comer Children's Hospital
Fourth year residents learn to care for acutely ill children, frequently with complex congenital and metabolic disorders in the specialized Comer ED. The center is the primary pediatric Level I trauma center for the South Side of Chicago. EM4 resident act primarily as the trauma senior resident while on service.

ED Ultrasound - CCH
This is a one week continuation of focused ultrasound training. Residents perform scans throughout the department, assist in procedures, participate in ultrasound image reviews, and receive additional didactics with the clinical ultrasound faculty.

 

 

Elective
Elective time provides the opportunity to investigate a particular area of emergency medicine or explore new clinical interests. Rotations are typically completed at Stroger Hospital or local institutions, but residents have pursued novel experiences across the country and abroad. Popular electives include oral surgery, SICU, pediatric anesthesia, and disaster relief with a variety of established international aid organizations.

Community ED - Glenbrook Hospital
Glenbrook Hospital is located in just outside Chicago in Glenview, IL. The rotation exposes the residents to a very different patient population, primarily older patients with complicated medical histories. Residents are exposed to the operations of a busy, community hospital by working alongside experienced EM faculty to provide care for a diverse patient population.

Community ED - Community First Medical Center
Formerly Our Lady of Resurrection Hospital, located in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago, serves as the final community ED experience. Residents are exposed to the operations of a busy, community hospital by working alongside experienced EM faculty to provide care for a diverse patient population.

Trauma - CCH
The Cook County Trauma unit was one of the nation's first. Our specialized trauma unit is one of the busiest in the nation. EM Residents function as part of a Level 1 trauma team that provides care to a variety of patients throughout the city of Chicago. Residents function as part of the trauma team. Call days consist of primarily evaluating new patients in the Trauma Front Room. Residents learn and execute a wide range of diagnostic protocols developed by the Department of Trauma and become proficient in all trauma procedures. Fourth year residents supervise all care on the trauma service with the fifth-year general-surgery resident and coordinate educational programs with the trauma faculty.