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Rush University Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Program Information

Residency Program:

Rush University Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Program Director:

Walter W Virkus, MD

Number of Residents:

25

Number of Staff:

34

Accredited:

Accredited

Length of Program:

5

Start Dates:

July

Program Contact Information

Name:

Phyllis J Velez

Address:

Rush University Medical Center
Rm 201 Orthopedic Bldg
1653 W Congress Pkwy

City:

Chicago

State/Province:

Illinois

Zip/Postal code

60612

Phone:

(312) 942-5850

Fax:

(312) 942-2101

Email:

phyllis_j_velez@rush.edu

Website:

http://www.rush.edu/professionals/gme/orthopedics/index.html

Program Highlights

  • Subspecialty areas:
    • Adult reconstruction
    • Pediatric orthopaedics
    • Orthopaedic oncology
    • Sports medicine, cartilage restoration, shoulder
    • Hand surgery
    • Spine surgery
    • Foot and ankle
    • Trauma
  • Didactic education
    • Weekly core curriculum
    • Weekly grand rounds
    • Weekly subspecialty conferences in sports, joint replacement, fracture, tumor, pediatrics, foot/ankle
  • Residents actively involved in all areas of patient care: diagnosis, pre-op, post, rehab

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Program Curriculum

  • PGY–I: 1-month rotations in general surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, trauma/intensive care, rheumatology, radiology, vascular surgery, orthopaedics
  • PGY–II: 10-week rotations in sports medicine, joint replacement, spine, hand/foot/ankle, trauma
  • PGY–III: 10-week rotations in sports medicine, joint replacement, hand/foot/ankle, pediatrics/tumor/trauma, research
  • PGY–IV: 10-week rotations in hand/foot/ankle, trauma, pediatric spine, general pediatrics
  • PGY–V: 10-week rotations in joint replacement, spine, sports medicine, trauma, tumor/trauma/pediatrics

Program Hospitals

  • Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL
  • North Shore Skokie Hospital - Skokie, IL
  • John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County - Chicago, IL
  • OSF St Anthony Medical Center - Rockford, IL
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children (Chicago) - Chicago, IL



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