John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital ( Formerly Cook County Hospital )

District General Hospital | Chicago, United States of America

Hospital description

This hospital does not currently accept elective students from non-US medical schools. However, students interested in working in the following departments may contact the department and check their policy and availability: USA international dialing code (+1) Anesthesiology (312-864-3217), Paediatrics (312-864-4505), Psychiatry (312-864-9681) and Trauma (312-864-2733).

The John H Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Chicago is a Level 1 trauma centre and has an ER serving 170,000 patients each year, in a catchment area of some 10,000,000 people. This hospital has a very busy emergency department and is therefore a good choice for students who wish to specialise in emergency medicine. The hospital offers a wide choice of electives including third year core clerkships, fourth year subinternships and fourth year medicine subspecialty electives. The hospital is a public hospital which exposes students to a wide variety of cases across a multi-ethnic community, and because there are no private patients, students can directly manage care under the supervision of the attending physician, which allows for a high degree of autonomy.

Since the 1800’s, this hospital has provided comprehensive primary, specialty and tertiary healthcare services to residents of the county with the second largest population in the United States. The hospital is nationally known for its expertise and breadth of services, including its Level 1 Trauma Centre, Burn Unit, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the largest in the Midwest. It is also recognized for its centres of excellence, which include, among others: asthma, cancer, maternal and infant health, and infectious diseases. Providing a full spectrum of specialty and sub-specialty services, the hospital meets the wide-ranging medical needs of a diverse population.

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Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Private


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