Known as “UHATS” (the University Hospitalist And Teaching Service), our general inpatient medicine rotations features 6 teams of residents. Each team is composed of an attending physician, one senior resident and 2-3 interns. Each team has a capacity of 15 patients. As OSF St. Francis is a 616 bed facility (the 4th largest medical center in the state), the UHATS resident service is complemented by the Adult Hospitalist Service, which is an attending physician only service that cares for patients at OSF St. Francis. The typical day begins at 7am, with rounds at 9am, combined morning report and noon conference at 11:30am. Unless on call, admissions are taken until 4pm with sign-out at 4:30pm. The on-call residents take admissions from 4-6:30pm, and sign-out to the Night Float team at 7pm.
Our Medical ICU (MICU) is staffed 24/7 with in-person critical care attending physicians from 7am-7pm and eICU attendings from 7pm to 7am. The MICU is covered by 4 resident teams, each composed of one senior resident and one intern. Each team takes admissions every 4th day.
Subspecialty faculty span all disciplines. They will teach you subspecialty medicine and show you how it’s practiced in the “real world” to achieve excellent outcomes.
Your best teachers will be your patients, who will be drawn from our referral base of over one million people, and who account for 35,000 annual admissions and 100,000 ED visits.
The inpatient pediatrics service is centered at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois (CHOI)–housed on the OSF St. Francis Medical Center campus in the new Milestone Building. With 147 pediatric beds and over 5000 admissions per year, CHOI has been rated #1 in patient satisfaction in a survey of 15 major children’s hospitals in the nation. The inpatient pediatrics service centers on 4 teams of residents–with each team consisting of an attending physician, one senior resident, and two interns. Each intern oversees a maximum of eight patients.
While three of these teams are dedicated to general pediatrics, one team is solely focused on Hematology/Oncology patients. CHOI is the largest affiliate of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the United States. The typical day begins at 7am, with rounds at 9am, and combined morning report and noon conference at 11:45. Admissions are taken until 5PM with sign-out to the night team beginning at 5:30 each day.
Our PICU has 32 ICU and intermediate beds and is a designated Critical Care Referral Center in Illinois featuring quaternary care (ECMO, HFOV, Nitric Oxide). Notably, CHOI has the largest pediatric heart surgery program in the state. The Congential Heart Center’s board-certified pediatric cardiologists see about 4,000 infants and children each year, and the two pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons perform approximately 250 surgeries on infants as young as a few hours to adults with congenital heart defects.
CHOI is now home to the first state-designated Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in downstate Illinois. The Level 1 distinction is the highest ranking of its kind that a hospital can attain, recognizing centers that provide optimal care for the trauma patient.
The nursery delivers over 2,400 newborns per year. Our Level III+ 60-bed NICU is one of the oldest in the nation (founded in 1942) and had the first neonatal life flight in the country (1962); recently, the CHOI NICU has been recognized for being one of the top performing NICUs in the world based on outcomes among the other 600 who shared their info with the Vermont Oxford Network.
Children’s Hospital of Illinois is also home to downstate Illinois’ only Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center and operates the Pediatric Surgery Center, which brings together 10 surgical specialties, including the only pediatric neurosurgeons in Illinois outside of Chicago.
MedPeds Residents have a full day of clinic each week on all elective months — as well as a full day every other week while on inpatient service. Residents’ clinic days are composed of a half-day at a private clinic and a half-day at an underserved clinic. All residents begin in a community Med-Peds practice — starting one half day per week. PGY-1 residents complete an additional one-half day in the Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic (“PAC”) at our federally qualified health center, Heartland. Beginning PGY-2, residents transition to a combined MedPeds clinic at the same FQHC, complete with a robust pediatric panel from their first year training.
In addition to hands-on training, residents participate in a structured “pre-clinic” curriculum that features both pediatric and adult outpatient topics, completed before each half-day.
All facilities (OSF St. Francis, Children’s Hospital, OSFMG Med-Peds clinics, Heartland) make use of an integrated electronic medical record (EPIC), allowing residents to care for their patients in the digital age.