As the first comprehensive trauma unit, it provides a continuum of care for all seriously injured trauma patients beginning in the prehospital and resuscitation phases, through operative and post-operative or post-injury care and continuing to the outpatient and rehabilitation settings.
The Trauma and Burn Residency Program trains over 100 residents rotating through the unit every year. Surgical residents from Rush University, Northwestern University, Midwestern University and variety of other medical universities rotate through the service during both their junior and senior years of training. Emergency Medicine residents from a variety of programs, including Cook County Health, Northwestern University, Midwestern University, Resurrection Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago also rotate through the trauma unit throughout their education. Occasionally, Pediatric and Family Medicine residents from Cook County Health, as well as Emergency Medicine residents from Canada are also part of the program.
Medical student rotations are available during their 4th year of training. This is an advanced surgical rotation for American and international students.