General Surgery Residency
At the University of Illinois Hospital, we are privileged to work with top medical facilities to help develop our residents in different areas due to the diverse atmosphere provided. Our program draws on the unique strengths of our integrated hospitals and their teaching staff at these various institutions to help challenge our residents to achieve their full potential.
At the University of Illinois Hospital, the residents are exposed to a robust general surgery service. In addition to cutting edge minimally invasive robotic techniques that are not offered at our affiliated institutions, we offer a diverse surgical experience in vascular surgery, surgical oncology and colon and rectal surgery at the University. Our residency program offers one of the top comprehensive transplant programs in the Chicagoland area. This is one of the few programs in the country that offers a minimally invasive transplant experience. We have a dedicated separate Children’s Hospital that provides a full range of pediatric surgical services. Residents are exposed to an underrepresented minority population requiring a higher number of public aid services.
Advocate Christ Hospital is a tertiary level community-based hospital which provides experience on large volume services in trauma, general surgery, vascular surgery and pediatric surgery. Trauma experience is in a level 1 trauma center, the busiest in the state if Illinois, with large volumes of blunt and penetrating trauma and critical care. The general surgery service is a busy community based practice. Advocate Christ Hospital serves a mixed patient population of middle class suburban and urban patients of mixed demographic backgrounds.
The Jesse Brown VA provides our residents with an opportunity to work with a unique veteran population with exposure to broad pathology and advanced stage disease. Daily educational conferences complement clinical experiences in general surgery, vascular surgery and critical care.
Residents are exposed to a wide array of advanced pathology in this unique patient population in the setting of a new and state of the art patient tower and operating room suites.
Stroger Hospital is part of the Cook County Bureau of Health Services. Stroger Hospital has over 450 beds and nearly 100 outpatient clinics, and serves as the primary public provider of comprehensive medical services for the people of metropolitan Chicago. In 2002 they opened a new state-of the-art hospital facility. Residents and attending physicians work closely together to meet the needs of the multiethnic population of Chicago. The resident will rotate on the colon and rectal surgical service and achieve endoscopy experience at this hospital site.
Weiss Hospital is a community based hospital which offers a general surgery service with one on one non fellow cardiothoracic surgery experience. The patient demographic at Weiss is an urban community hospital with a mixed patient population. The geographic service area is distinct from UICH offering a variety of surgical cases, which provide a multitude of opportunities for our residents. Residents are able to enhance their clinical skills in a wide variety of areas ranging from comprehensive history to evidence-based problem solving.