Anesthesiology - CCH
Learn the basic skills of airway management, the advanced techniques necessary for managing the difficult or failed airway, spinal anesthesia, and the pharmacology of rapid sequence induction and procedural sedation in the controlled setting of the operating room.
Adult ED - CCH
Junior residents build on the knowledge from first year by truly increasing efficiency and the ability to make rapid medical decisions. Residents hone their physical examination skills and learn to utilize only the necessary diagnostic tests. They become more comfortable using ultrasound to aid clinical decision-making. The majority of shifts are in the adult ED with 1-2 pediatric shifts per block.
ED Ultrasound - CCH
This is a two-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.
Emergency Medical Services - CCH
The year begins with a one day orientation into the standard operating procedures for Chicago EMS. The two week rotation allows residents to gain further insight into the organization both through ambulance ride alongs and a visit to the 911 call center.
Community ED - Evanston Hospital
Evanston Hospital is located is located in Evanston, IL which borders Chicago to the north and is the home of Northwestern University. Residents are exposed to the operations of a busy, trauma level-1 community hospital by working alongside experienced EM faculty to provide care for a diverse patient population.
Community ED - Rush University Medical Center
Rush University is the the residency program's academic affiliate. The new Rush Hospital is a state of the art facility that opened in 2012. The ED is an accredited stroke and chest pain center. EM2 residents primarily staff the resuscitation beds while treating medically complex patients in this busy academic emergency department.
Pediatric ED - Lurie Children's Hospital
Second year residents learn to care for acutely ill children, frequently with complex congenital and metabolic disorders in the specialized Lurie Children's Hospital ED. The center is one of the dedicated pediatric Level I trauma centers for the city of Chicago.
Orthopedics - CCH
EM2 residents are responsible for the evaluation and management all orthopedic injuries presenting to the Stroger Adult and Pediatric EDs and Trauma Unit. Residents learn appropriate exam techniques and diagnostic strategies for virtually every orthopedic presentation and work closely with faculty to learn emergency reduction techniques and the indications for operative intervention. Dr. Sherman, our nationally known emergency orthopedics expert, provides additional didactics.
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 learn and execute a wide range of diagnostic protocols developed by the Department of Trauma and become proficient in all trauma procedures. Residents attend daily teaching rounds in the Trauma ICU and on the floor. When you finish your training here, you will feel able to approach and manage all trauma patients.