Its the real-life Greys Anatomy in Chicago. Every day, a team of idealistic young doctors rides the El to Chicagos gritty southwest side. But no amount of reading can prepare them for the most challenging test of their lives a residency in one of the nations busiest trauma centers.

Here at Cook County Hospital, realities of urban life come crashing through the door by the hour.

With more than 5,000 trauma patients a year, the action is literally a life-and-death adrenaline rush.

Cook County Health & Hospitals Trauma Unit: Shooting Survivor

A victim has been shot through the scrotum and the thigh, and the trauma ward gets to work trying to make sure he keeps his manhood in tact.