THIRD YEAR

Adult ED - CCH
The third year provides advanced training in the assessment and management of the critically ill. In the Adult ED, the EM3 resident is primarily responsible for caring for the highest acuity patients in Red team and the resuscitation bay. 

Pediatric ED - University of Chicago, Comer Children's Hospital
Third and 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.

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.

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.

 

 

Medical Intensive Care Unit - CCH
Cook County Hospital was the site of the nation’s first Medical Intensive Care Unit. Acuity is high with nearly all patients requiring ventilatory support or hemodynamic monitoring. Residents gain valuable experience in shock management, invasive monitoring, ventilator management and advanced airway procedures. EM3 residents supervise all care for their team in conjunction with the critical care fellow and coordinate educational programs with the MICU faculty.

Toxicology - CCH
Stroger, Rush, and the University of Illinois Hospital form the Toxikon Consortium. During the four week rotation, emergency medicine residents serve as consultants for the three hospitals, and provide toxicology support for hundreds of hospitals throughout the region. An exceptional staff of board-certified toxicologists and fellows provide outstanding 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 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. Residents attend daily teaching rounds in the Trauma ICU and on the floor. Third year residents act as team leaders for all patients admitted to the Trauma Unit. 

Community ED - West Suburban Medical Center
West Suburban Hospital’s busy community ED has an annual census of 52,000 patients with 16,000 pediatric cases. Shifts are scheduled during the busiest time of day, creating an ideal high-acuity learning environment, that allows residents to perform advanced procedures and sharpen complex decision-making skills.