Midwestern University

History

Established in 1981, Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Program is approved by the American Osteopathic Association and Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.

The Emergency Medicine Program is the largest emergency medicine program in the United States. There are currently ~60 residents in a wide variety of practice environments, including urban/community hospital settings and trauma centers. Our residents rotate at world-renowned care centers. As of July 1, 2015 we will have over 450 graduates practicing throughout the United States.

Curriculum

The MWU/CCOM Emergency Medicine Residency is a four-year AOA-approved program which follows the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Emergency Medicine of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP). The philosophy of the department is that Emergency Medicine is best learned in an emergency department, with additional experience coming from selected rotations pertinent to emergency care. The dynamic field of Emergency Medicine requires our program to be flexible to remain current and innovative.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Department of Emergency Medicine is to train osteopathic emergency medicine physicians and to provide exemplary emergency medicine role models for medical students. The MWU/CCOM EM residency program and medical student educational opportunities include multiple hospitals in high volume urban and suburban settings in the greater Chicago area. Student and resident didactics will be appropriate to level of training, rigorous and comprehensive. Basic and advanced fundamentals of clinical research will be utilized in individual or cooperative research projects during resident training. The goal is to graduate osteopathic emergency physicians that are prepared to practice in modern, culturally and socioeconomically diverse environments. Faculty and residents practice compassionate, effective, evidence-based emergency medicine. Faculty provide one-on-one mentorship to residents and assist in the development of scholarly activity, and work to advance the field of emergency medicine.

PGY1

The resident spends the year based at St. James Hospital and Health Centers and their affiliates as well as at St. Margaret Mercy (Hammond and Dyer Campuses).

Emergency Medicine (4 months)

Internal Medicine (3 months)

General Surgery (2 months)

Obstetrics/Gynecology (1 month)

Pediatrics (1 month)

Surgery Subspecialty (1 month)

PGY2

The resident performs primary individual patient care in the Emergency Department and specialty services. The second year provides the resident with a broad-based knowledge, technical skill, and theory behind emergency medicine.

Emergency Medicine (8 months)

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (1 month at Hope Children's Hospital)

Radiology (1 month)

Trauma (1 month Stroger Cook County Hospital)

Vacation (4 weeks)

PGY3

As the resident's clinical acumen and knowledge base expands, the resident incurs increasing responsibilities for teaching students and managing a busy, urban Emergency Department.

Emergency Medicine (8 months)

Intensive Care Unit (1 month)

Orthopedic Surgery (1 month)

Trauma (1 month at Stroger Hospital of Cook County)

Vacation (4 weeks)

PGY4

The senior resident has increased administrative and teaching responsibilities in preparation to becoming an attending physician. In addition, the resident prepares for the steps to becoming board certified by the ABOEM.

Emergency Medicine (8 months)

Emergency Medical Services/Administration (1 month with the Chicago Fire Department)

Research (1 month)

Toxicology (1 month Toxicon/Illinois Poison Control Center)

Vacation (4 weeks)

Clinical Rotation Sites

Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Provident Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL

St. Anthony Medical Center, Crown Point, IN

St. Bernard Hospital and Health Center, Chicago, IL

St. James Hospital and Health Centers, Chicago Heights, IL and Olympia Fields, IL

St. Margaret Mercy - North Campus, Hammond, IN and South Campus, Dyer, IN

Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL

Weiss Hospital, Chicago, IL

Contact Information

LaShawn Tucker, Emergency Medicine Program Assistant

Midwestern University

555 31st Street

Downers Grove, IL 60515

630/515-7486

ltucke@midwestern.edu

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