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University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital
The University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital is a ~500 bed institution that is fully equipped to provide state-
UIC Research Laboratories
The cardiovascular research program is a rapidly expanding program in basic molecular and cellular research. The program includes an NIH sponsored training grant and there are several excellent laboratories available to trainees, including those with a bias towards molecular physiology, channel behavior, and whole organ physiology. Applicants who are interested in this program should indicate this at the time of their application and arrangements can be made for them to meet some of the relevant basic scientists. The university has begun a new translational research initiative designed to capitalize on the strong basic science and clinical programs at UIC.
Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Hospital
The Jesse Brown VA Hospital is physically adjacent to the University Hospital and provides an alternative practice environment that places a more substantial emphasis on primary cardiology practice. The hospital has ~500 beds and also encompasses a very busy clinical program. There is a fully equipped CCU, as well as a cath and echo lab within the VA. All fellows spend several months on service at the VA, including CCU / consults, cath lab, nuclear and echocardiography. First year fellow also see patients in the outpatient clinics. A new VA hospital is currently being constructed immediately adjacent to the existing facility.
Christ Medical Center
The UIC cardiology program is closely affiliated with Christ Medical Center, which is a large community based hospital in the southwestern suburbs of Chicago, located 12 miles from the UIC campus. Christ currently has the largest clinical cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery programs in the State of Illinois. In addition, the Children's Heart Hospital at Christ is world-
Cardiovascular Teaching Center
The Cardiovascular Teaching Center is a state-
The programs available include:
The Cardiovascular Teaching Center also houses five computer assisted instruction (CAI) units. Each CAI unit uses laser disc and Bernoulli drive technology to simulate the normal cardiovascular physical exam and various common cardiac diseases. The CAI programs were written by a consortium of cardiologists at the University of Miami including physicians from the University of Illinois. The Consortium includes clincal cardiologists from: Emory, Mayo, University of Arizona, University of Miami, University of Illinois, and University of Iowa. Each CAI program is learner interactive. Upon completion of each program of instruction the learner can compare their results with learners from other institutions at similar levels of education.
The CAI programs available include the following:
The Cardiovascular Teaching Center also houses a Heart Sound Simulator (HSS). The HSS is able to simulate over 300 cardiac sounds and murmurs. Additionally over 200 actual patient heart sounds and murmurs may be heard. Each of the heart sounds and murmurs may be graphically displayed along with the EKG allowing the learner to appreciate the timing during the cardiac cycle when these events occur.
The Cardiovascular Teaching Center also has a library of videotapes, CD-
|Cardiac and Peripheral Interventions|
|Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Program|
|Echocardiography and Stress Testing|