Cook County Hospital was founded in 1855 with one mission: provide quality health care to all citizens regardless of their ability to pay.

We are a world-renowned health care facility that is simultaneously advancing the frontiers of medicine and remaining true to our mission, despite the economic challenges of providing health care to those most in need. 
The Emergency Medicine Residency Program is internationally recognized for its strong clinical services and wonderfully diverse patient population. We are committed to continuing Cook County Health’s mission of service while training outstanding emergency medicine specialists. 
Our residents learn the practice of emergency medicine with the guidance of knowledgeable clinical faculty. We supplement clinical experiences with outstanding didactics using multiple modalities such as small group teaching, patient simulation, cadaver-based procedural labs, and intensive educational courses. Our residency and medical student programs provide:  
  • Comprehensive supervision by dedicated faculty 
  • A diverse patient population with a broad spectrum of disease 
  • A structured curriculum with exceptional clinical teaching and didactics 
  • The opportunity to make a difference from day one   
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