Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program: Training Sites
Located in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side, just 15 minutes from the Chicago Loop, the University of Chicago Medicine is the main training site for the University of Chicago Orthopaedic Residency Program. Residents spend the whole of their PGY1 and PGY2 years, and about 60% of their PGY4 and PGY5 years, training at UCM. More than just a hospital, the medical campus consists of:
- Center for Care and Discovery, a state-of-the-art hospital with a focus on cancer, digestive diseases, neurosciences, advanced surgery and high-tech medical imaging
- Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital, dedicated to emergency medicine, maternity care, burn care and transplant care
- University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, devoted to pediatric care
- Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, a state-of-the-art outpatient care facility
- Outpatient locations throughout the Chicagoland area
- University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, one of the nation's premier medical schools and rated the best medical school in Illinois
The Center for Care and Discovery welcomed its first patient in February 2013, and occupies the north end of two city blocks, extending 570 feet along the south side of 57th Street from Cottage Grove, over Maryland Avenue to Drexel Avenue. Each floor provides more than 100,000 square feet of space, more than 1.5 football fields -- including the end zones.
The Center for Care and Discovery contains 240 private inpatient and intensive care beds; 24 state-of-the-art operating rooms; 12 rooms for gastrointestinal and pulmonary procedures; seven interventional radiology suites; and advanced diagnostic tools including high-resolution high-speed MRI and CT scanners.
In July 2009, The U of C Orthopaedic Residency began a partnership with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Our affiliation with NSUHS provides a nice complement to the training received at UCM. Residents rotate at two NSHUS hospitals, Evanston Hospital a designated Level I trauma center and Glenbrook Hospital, a community hospital in Glenview, IL. All members are of the NSUHS faculty are fellowship trained subspecialty surgeons in well-established community practices. The individual practices of the faculty collectively provide an extensive, subspecialty-driven ambulatory experience in the evaluation and management of outpatient orthopaedic conditions. We have six residents training at NSUHS at a time on the Sports Medicine, Foot & Ankle, Trauma, Hand, Adult Reconstruction and Spine services.
Additional training sites include Weiss Memorial Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center. Residents complete a 10-week rotation during their PGY3 year at the University of Chicago Bone and Joint Replacement Center at Weiss,which performs primary and revision joint arthroplasty, and a 10-week Trauma rotation at Loyola.