Residency Program

In July 2009, the Cook County EM program welcomed its 21st Class.  Since its beginning the CCH EM Program has always been fully accredited by the EM-RRC, with our most recent site visit we were awarded another full five year accreditation.  To date 300 EM residents have graduated from our program.

Since its inception, our program has always maintained full accreditation.  In 2007 we were approved by the EM-RRC to transition from a PGY 2-3-4 to a PGY 1-2-3-4 format.  This was the beginning of an exciting new chapter in our program’s history.

Program Highlights

  • 29 full-time faculty from a variety of EM training programs
  • 60 residents
  • Toxicology Fellowship
  • Ultrasound Fellowship (2010)
  • Didactic Curriculum

  • Departmental Conferences: 5 hours/week
  • Trauma, Toxicology, Peds, MICU, Ultrasound, Orthopedic Case Conferences
  • Bi-weekly EM Morbidity and Mortality Teaching Conferences
  • Human Simulation Labs (Two Locations)
  • Team Teaching
  • Small Group Labs
  • Ultrasound Quarterly Workshops
  • Intensive courses: Orthopedics, Resuscitation, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Senior Procedure Review
  • Orientation: “Approach to…” Series, Labs: Procedure, Suture, Splint, and Ultrasound; ACLS-I, ATLS, PALS certification, Chicago Fire Department Ambulance rides, Incident Command Training
  • Special Sessions: Finding the Right Job in EM, Teaching to Teach, EMS, Resuscitation Course
  • Experiential Curriculum

  • Progressive responsibility
  • 60 Bed, High volume ED: ≈125,000 patients/year
  • Excellent Faculty Supervision 490 hours of coverage/week
  • Twenty 8-hour shifts/month
  • Electronic Medical Records/GE PACs/Portable Ultrasound
  • Multiple Pediatric and Community ED experiences
  • Dedicated Trauma Unit experience 5000 patients/year
  • Strong Diverse Community Hospital and Pediatrics Emergency Medicine rotations.
  • Evaluation and Assessment

  • Biannual with PD’s
  • Monthly following each rotation
  • End of Shift ED Evaluations
  • Resident Lectures
  • Procedural Documentation
  • Monthly Reading Assignments
  • Oral exams each year, Statewide Senior Oral Exam
  • ABEM In-Training exam preparation
  • Benefits

  • Salaries (Effective July 2009):
  • PGY1:$44,138.64    PGY2:$46,606.04     PGY3$48,877.92    PGY4: $51,307.36

  • Full Medical/Dental Benefits
  • Conferences/Books $950/year
  • Meal Allowance
  • Annual Resident Retreat
  • Senior Resident Conference (ACEP), Junior Resident Conference (SAEM)