Our Pediatric Endocrinology Combined Fellowship Program has two clinical sites, the Children’s Hospital of the University of Illinois (CHUI), which is part of the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, and RUSH University Children’s Hospital.
RUSH University Children’s Hospital has more than 100 Faculty members and yearly 35 pediatrics and 16 medicine/Pediatric residents and 12 pediatric fellows. In the last year, there were more than 100,000 clinic and hospital out-patient visits. RUSH University Children’s Hospital also services 4,100 annual admissions, roughly 82 admissions/day, made up of general, PICU, and NICU admissions.
RUSH Children’s Hospital has multiple outpatient facilities, including satellite clinics in the Chicago suburbs. It also has a multidisciplinary pediatric diabetes clinic. This clinic provides comprehensive diabetes care for children and adolescents affected by all types of diabetes. Our clinic counts with a pediatric certified diabetes educator, a pediatric endocrinology nurse, a pediatric dietitian and a pediatric psychologist, in addition to the physician. These clinics are an excellent training and learning opportunity for our fellows.
During the past year, the pediatric endocrine division provided care for approximately 1,800 outpatient visits and provided consultation/direct care for approximately 700 inpatients. Yearly, they also provide support for about 300 visits for Stroger’s endocrinology program. RUSH University Children’s Hospital provides medical care for a large pediatric population, encompassing a wide spectrum of diverse socio-economical backgrounds.
CHUI has 73 faculty and yearly 42pediatrics and 16 medicine/pediatric residents. In the last year, there were 42,300 out-patient visits to general and subspecialty pediatric clinics and 600 out-patient visits to pediatric surgery clinics. Yearly, there are also approximately 700 PICU admissions, approximately 700 NICU admissions and 1800 admissions at CHUI. Additionally, there are ongoing collaborations between CHUI and UIC Medical Center’s numerous clinical services.
The Children’s Diabetes Center was developed in July 2011. This center provides comprehensive diabetes care for children and adolescents affected by all types of diabetes. This center is an excellent training ground for Pediatric Endocrine fellows, for which a major part of their training encompasses learning clinical management and research skills in diabetes mellitus and education for diabetic patients and their families, and other health professionals, caring for diabetes patients.
The Pediatric Endocrine Outpatient service, located at the Child & Youth Center, also provides daily endocrine clinics for a variety of endocrine disorders in individuals 0-18 years of age. It is well known that the pediatric endocrine discipline is largely outpatient based, thus, a large part of our training is based on an outpatient setting. During the past year, the pediatric endocrine division provided care for approximately 2100 outpatient visits and provided consultation/direct care for approximately 100 inpatients. UIC is a safety net hospital, with many patients on public aid.