University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System at Chicago (UI Hospital)

With over 400 beds and seven intensive care units, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System at Chicago is host to the Chicago area’s largest group of physicians at one location. The Medical Center receives almost $80 million a year in research grants from the National Institutes of Health and related agencies and provides primary and multi-specialty care to adults and children.

UI Hospital and the health-related disciplines (Medicine, Applied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health) reside on the West Campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), one of the 50 foremost universities in the United States for federal research support and the principal educator of health-care professionals for the state of Illinois. A short walk away is the East Campus, home to the many other colleges of UIC.

Researchers at the University of Illinois Cancer Center work together to study and improve the care, prevention and treatment of cancer. Collaborative research activities are promoted, bringing together a variety of disciplines and including basic, clinical, prevention and control studies.

Surgical Pathology rotations at UI Hospital offer the resident a broad exposure to a wide variety of complex specimens from several services including hepatic, gastrointestinal, breast, genitourinary, pediatric, neural, ophthalmic, and transplantation (liver, kidney, small bowel) pathology.  Cytopathology rotations allow training in performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies, as well as interpretation of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens.  The Clinical Laboratories provide training in multiple aspects of clinical pathology practice: Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Transfusion Medicine, Hematopathology, HLA/ Tissue Typing, Informatics, Next Generation sequencing and Molecular Pathology.

Resources for diagnostic purposes and scholarly activities include flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, tissue banking, informatics and molecular pathology services.  Research experiences are strongly encouraged.  Residents participate frequently in hospital-wide multidisciplinary conferences, departmental conferences, and medical student teaching.

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

In 2002, the new Stroger Hospital opened its doors to the public. As the largest County public works project to date, costing over $623 million, new state-of-the-art medical facility represents Cook County’s commitment to serving its residents. Designed first and foremost to meet the needs of the patients, the new hospital combines the most up-to-date technology, efficient design and contemporary setting. The hospital’s 1.2 million square feet organizes services in a “main street” style layout that accommodates the needs of patients, physicians and staff. Surgical Pathology Service Suite/Laboratories: The Surgical Pathology laboratory includes a 600 square foot lab used for gross dissection of surgical specimens with four individually-ventilated workstations and a digital photography set-up for gross photographs of specimens. In addition, there is an adjoining 110 square foot laboratory for frozen sectioning that includes two cryotomes, a ventilated histologic staining set-up  , and a 3-headed microscope. Residents rotate in Surgical Pathology, Hematopathology and Immunoserology at John H Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

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