Anesthesiology residents have the opportunity to rotate at Evanston Hospital, which is part of our affiliate institution NorthShore University HealthSystem. This rotation offers a unique community-based experience for residents. Evanston Hospital is a mid-size hospital with a busy operating room treating all ages and acuity of patients with a variety of surgeries. Biweekly didactics are offered covering a variety of topics including (but not limited to) oral board preparation, practice management, critical care topics and financial well-being of the physician. Every other month the residents present Journal Club keeping the group abreast of the current hot topics of anesthesia. NorthShore has a 13,000 square foot state-of-the-art simulation lab, the Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation. NorthShore is currently the only non-university hospital certified for maintenance of certification courses in anesthesia (MOCA). Residents participate in simulation cases during their NorthShore rotation focusing on rare critical events that are encountered in the operating room and how to treat them.
CA-2 residents assigned to NorthShore spend two consecutive months there: one month focusing on OB anesthesia and one month focusing on neuroanesthesia. Residents participate in managing a busy OB service and gain experience with a diverse patient population from straightforward deliveries to high-risk complicated ones. Neurosurgical cases include both open and interventional intracerebral cases and a busy spine service.
A CA-3 can choose NorthShore as an elective rotation. Case requests are encouraged at NorthShore. There is an opportunity to manage complex patients before launching a successful career.