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Four major Chicago area hospitals are integrated into the surgery teaching program: University of Illinois Medical Center, Weiss Hospital, Advocate Christ Hospital, and Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Center.


University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center

University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center is among the nation's finest and largest academic medical systems in America, with the largest group of physicians at a single location. Many of the honored doctors, serve as medical faculty and are globally renowned experts.

UICMC doctors and division chiefs are dedicated to keeping pace with the very best in cutting-edge medical and surgical techniques. The Department of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery is a perfect example of that; as the 2009 winner of The Chicago Innovation Awards.

Our medical school enjoys thriving affiliations with community-conscious hospitals. Patients have diverse backgrounds and medical conditions which, provide our Residents with opportunities to work and learn alongside some of the most dedicated medical professionals in the United States.

UIC's hospital network is notable for outreach programs, innovative use of technologies and patient advocacy programs. Residents gain exposure to a broad range of medical conditions, applicable to primary and multi-specialty care for children and adults.

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Advocate Christ Medical Center is a 665-bed, not-for-profit teaching, research and referral-based medical center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. It has an approximate medical staff of 900 physicians, representing more than 60 specialties and subspecialties. Approximately 4,000 babies are born at the medical center each year. As a state-designated Level III prenatal center which, is the highest designation, Christ Medical Center provides critically ill infants the assistance they need to begin and sustain life.

Advocate Hope Children's Hospital opened its doors in 1996 and continues today. Hope Children’s Hospital cares for more than 4,800 inpatients and registers more than 90,000 visits outpatients annually.

JBVA Medical Center

The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center consists of a 188-bed acute care facility and four community based outpatient clinics. Jesse Brown VAMC provides care to approximately 62,000 veterans who reside in Chicago and Cook County and in six counties in northwestern Indiana. The medical center had approximately 7,600 inpatient admissions and 531,000 outpatient visits in recent years. At the time of this entry, the hospital enjoyed a budget of over $235 million which supports approximately 1,800 staff, including 180 physicians and 590 nurses.


Weiss Memorial Hospital, Weiss Memorial Hospital, founded in 1952, provides a full range of adult health services primarily to residents on Chicago’s North Side. Located along the lakefront, the 339-bed facility serves a diverse patient population that benefits from technologically advanced diagnostics and effective treatments, many times long before they are available elsewhere, in a comfortable, community setting. Weiss has more than 440 physicians in about 43 medical specialties and nearly 1,000 employees.

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