Below is information regarding Allied Health Rotations, fourth year medical students, international medical students, criminal background checks, educational modules, housing options, campus map & infection control form.
Allied Health Rotations
John H. Stroger Hospital has been part of teaching students for over a century. We currently offer rotations in a number of the allied health fields including:
- Physician Assistant
- Social Work
- Respiratory Care
Click on the packet below to review what information you will be required to provide before you can start your training at John Stroger Hospital. If you have questions, please contact Ms. LuAnn Jointer at 312-864-0431, or via email.
Fourth Year U.S. Medical Students
John Stroger Hospital is a popular place in Chicago for fourth year U.S. students to do electives. We offer a wide range of choices including:
- Emergency Medicine
- Medical Subspecialties
- Pediatric Subspecialties
- Surgical Subspecialties
Please click on the packet below to review the requirements for participation in an elective. Note also that in July 2012 we will be accepting our 4th year students through The Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) which is an AAMC program.
International Medical Students
John Stroger does offer a limited number of rotations to fourth year international medical students. These are restricted to the following programs:
Please click on the packet below to review the rotations and whom to contact regarding their availability. You will also find our requirements for participation in an elective.
Observerships and Shadowing
While the Cook County Health and Hospital System is happy to provide training to those pursuing degrees in the medical field, or those in post graduate training, we cannot provide “shadowing” or “observership” experiences. Our patients and their medical care is our number one priority and it is for this reason that we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Thank you for your understanding.
Criminal Background Check
The state of Illinois demands that all hospital caregivers undergo an initial criminal background check before contacting patients. In order to comply with this law we require that all students and residents from U.S. institutions outside Illinois provide evidence of a background check. In accordance with state law, all international trainees and those whose institutions do not require a routine background check must obtain a background check in Illinois through the Illinois State Police. Click on the link below to learn more.
More information about the Cook County Health & Hosptials System educational modules, click here.
If you are not currently living in Chicago and need a place to stay, you may want to review our list of local hotels, apartments and hostels. We do not endorse any of the places listed.
We are located in the Illinois Medical District which is just south of the Eisenhower Expressway (US 290) and served by both the Pink and Blue lines of the CTA. The campus map can help you navigate between Stroger buildings, University of Illinois and Rush.
Infection Control Form
One of our goals is to keep you from acquiring any infectious diseases from our patients as well as preventing transmission of these diseases to our patients from those providing the care. In order to accomplish this, everyone that does a rotation at Stroger Hospital must complete an infection control form and supply the appropriate lab data prior to starting.