Clinical Sites


Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center is a 676-bed not-for-profit academic center affiliated with Rush University and will serve as the primary site for the Emergency Medicine Residency. The RUMC Emergency Department sees approximately 74,000 patients per year from a diverse population across the city of Chicago as well as the wider metro market. With a rapidly growing volume of critical care and acute care admissions, it is also one of the newest and most technologically integrated ED facilities in the region. The Rush ED has a long reputation as a primary teaching and learning environment for both residents and medical students. Residents will spend about 2/3 of their ED time at RUMC and most of their non-ED time rotating in a variety of critical care units.

Rush-Copley Medical Center

Rush Copley Medical Center

Rush Copley Medical Center is a 210-bed hospital located west of the city in Illinois’ second-largest city, Aurora. Rush Copley treats nearly 70,000 people each year and will serve as a high-value community emergency department experience for our residents. Residents will benefit from the large volume of pediatric patients seen in the ED, which approaches 30 percent. Residents will learn valuable skills relevant to community emergency medicine practice, including stabilization of patients for transfer and management of patients without immediate access to tertiary care or backup subspecialty care.


Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center


Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, is a 319-licensed acute care bed, not-for-profit community teaching hospital located on Chicago’s West side.  The Emergency Department provides care to approximately 50,000 annually, and operates as a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center treating approximately 2,000 Level 1 trauma victims annually. Mount Sinai’s emergency department reflects the latest in design and technological innovations in emergency care.  The 24 treatment areas include cardiac care rooms with continuous 12-lead cardiac monitoring, multiple fully-equipped trauma resuscitation bays with OR capabilities, and separate areas for OB/Gyn, isolation, medical, surgical, pediatric, and disruptive patients. Residents will rotate both on the trauma service and in the ED, managing trauma with a focus on trauma airway stabilization, as well as in medical resuscitation of critically ill patients. 

Community First Medical Center

Community First Medical Center is a 299 licensed bed community hospital located in Portage Park on the northwest side of Chicago. As the 5th busiest hospital in Chicago based on ambulance runs, the ED sees approximately 41,000 patients a year. The hospital is a Primary Stroke Center, Chest Pain Accredited with PCI with EDAP certification to provide quality care to all patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. Residents rotating in the ED see a diverse mix of clinical cases from traditional community medicine to very high acuity critical care with ample opportunity to gain procedural proficiency. Partnered with UIC for Stroke Telemedicine and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital for Pediatric Telemedicine, residents gain insight into the process for critical treatment and related transfer processes for those patients. Here residents learn stabilization of patients, noninvasive and invasive procedures, along with critical thinking in a fast paced ED. 


Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. In January 2020, we became the first hospital in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana to use AI to reduce the time it takes to triage, diagnose and begin treating a stroke from an hour to as little as 6 minutes. When it comes to stroke care, every second counts to help preserve more brain cells and minimize the long-term impact of a stroke. U.S. News & World Report has named Lutheran General Hospital a Best Regional Hospital. In addition, Lutheran General Hospital has ranked high performing in cancer, colon cancer surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.