Clinical Experience

Our general surgery residents undergo a comprehensive rotation that provides exposure to a diverse range of specialties, including thoracic surgery, general surgery, pediatric surgery, transplant surgery, vascular surgery as well experience in our trauma and burn units. Residents assigned to these services engage with patients across the care continuum in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

In addition to our esteemed attending surgeons, residents work alongside our clinical partners at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County and NorthShore University HealthSystem. This close collaboration guarantees residents are exposed to gainful clinical experiences.

Residents perform an average of 900-1,000 surgical procedures, including 250-300 cases at the chief resident level. Sixty-five percent of cases will be performed on campus, which includes the 10-story, 1.2 million-square-foot Center for Care and Discovery that debuted in early 2013, Comer Children's Hospital and Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine. The remaining 25 percent of cases are performed at NorthShore and 10 percent at Stroger Hospital. Services are staffed so that the resident has maximum responsibility and opportunity. To view a detailed breakdown of the general surgery rotation, click here.