Clinical rotations are offered at a variety of sites in the city including the University Hospital, Jesse Brown VA Hospital, Advocate Christ Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.
All of our fellows rotate through a very active interventional pulmonary service that offers first-rate procedural training in bronchoscopy (flexible and rigid), endobronchial ultrasound, bedside tracheostomy and PEG tube placement, temporary and long-term chest tube placement, bronchial thermoplasty, medical pleuroscopy, transthoracic needle aspiration, and comprehensive ultrasound assessment.
The University of Illinois hosts the only School of Public Health in the city affording fellows an opportunity to obtain a Masters in Public Health Degree (MPH) during their time here.
Divisional leadership continually promotes collaborative team dynamics in a variety of ways which include fun off-campus social events such as “happy hour” get-togethers, basketball games, and a yearly ICU volleyball tournament.
We are a diverse group of faculty and fellows dedicated to the continual evolution of a unique fellowship training program in the field of Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine. Utilizing a variety of resources available at the UIC Campus, we aim to provide opportunities for trainees to explore and develop interests in a range of disciplines from the social sciences to basic biology as they pertain to the promotion of respiratory health and improved outcomes of critical illness. Both within our own medical center and with collaborations between multiple hospitals and clinics in the city and surrounding areas, we offer top-notch clinical training composed of opportunities to gain experience in all facets of our field. As part of our role within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, we strive to accomplish our academic and training missions while providing high-quality care to underserved populations, and focusing on reducing health care disparities. Finally and most importantly, all of the faculty in our Division are dedicated to achieving our primary goal of cultivating the next generation of leaders in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine in a humanistic environment closely allied with the interests and aspirations of our fellows.