The Cook County Hospital Physician Assistant Postgraduate Residency Training Program is dedicated to improving the delivery of patient care for Chicago and the residents of Cook County.
To further support this effort, Cook County Hospital’s goal is to graduate fully trained and credentialed physician assistant residents with core competencies and the clinical skills allowing them to successfully practice in any patient care setting to include solo coverage within a critical access hospital department with remote physician back-up.
The Cook County Hospital PA Postgraduate Residency Training Program is a 12 month diadatic and clinical training program designed to provide the PA graduate with advanced training in the subspecialty areas of medicine and surgery. The first class will be accepting residents in the departments of: Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine/ICU, and Surgery.
Keeping with its unparalleled and storied history of training the healthcare providers of tomorrow, Stroger Hospital has designed its postgraduate residency training experience to mirror that of the MD graduate medical education model. The overall goal of the Cook County PA Postgraduate Residency Training Program is to become a national leader in the training of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the medical and surgical subspecialties.
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County is the flag ship of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System. The 464-bed hospital is anchored by 228 medical/surgical beds, with dedicated units for obstetrics (40 beds), pediatrics (40 beds), intensive care (80 beds), neonatal intensive care (58 beds), and burns (18 beds). The Level 1 Trauma Center is one of the most respected in the nation. The hospital’s adult emergency room treats over 110,000 patients annually. While the Pediatrics emergency room treats 45,000 children and adolescents each year with a no wait policy.
Stroger Hospital is also a teaching hospital that provides primary, specialty and tertiary healthcare services. The hospital has a staff of more than 300 attending physicians along with more than 400 medical residents and fellows. Recognized as a leading teaching institution, the Stroger Hospital residency training and education program has an academic affiliation with nearby Rush Medical College for both undergraduate and graduate medical education, RFUMS (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)/ The Chicago Medical School, and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical rotations.
The hospital also serves as the hub for the Cook County Hospital and Health Service for delivery of specialty and sub-specialty care. More than 40% of the hospital’s space is dedicated to an outpatient Specialty Care Center.