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 subspeciality care.

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

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John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

The John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County is a public teaching hospital in the Illinois Medical District, adjacent to Rush campus. Residents will rotate on the trauma service, which is one of the largest in the U.S., seeing more than 5,700 trauma activations a year. As one of the primary trauma training centers in the Chicago region, emergency medicine residents will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from a number of local and regional EM programs as they rotate in the trauma unit.


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. 

Rush Oak Park Medical Center

Rush Oak Park Hospital has a 22,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art ED that features 22 private treatment rooms, two behavioral health rooms and a decontamination room, plus an expansive triage area with three triage rooms for faster check-ins. New ultrasound and CT suites are located just within the ED, making it easier for patients to have imaging done, and for providers to diagnose problems more rapidly. The site serves as a community ED site, exposing residents to bread-and-butter emergency medicine cases, pediatrics, and community medicine focused on improving outpatient followup. Residents learn which cases are appropriate for transfer to the main institution. The site serves to further engage residents in exploring careers in community emergency medicine.