Advocate Christ Medical Center


ACMC is a 749 bed Level 1 Trauma Center located in Oak Lawn, IL, just southwest of Chicago.  It ranks nationally in many specialties and is known across the country for excellence in teaching and research.  The Emergency Department is known nationwide as one of the highest volume and highest acuity centers in the country, with approximately 120,000 patient visits and more than 4500 trauma activations each year. 

We offer an intense 3 year curriculum packed with 24 months of emergency medicine, 3 months of electives, 2 months dedicated to trauma and a longitudinal pediatric emergency medicine experience in our brand new Pediatric Emergency Department.  In addition our residents rotate through our MICU, Neuro ICU, PICU and Trauma ICU gaining a wide range of skills in the resuscitation and management of the critically ill patient. Residents choose electives ranging from pharmacy, trauma, toxicology, EMS, ultrasound, and administration to other custom made electives including a brand new international medicine elective in Tanzania.  Christ boasts the longest running ultrasound fellowship in the country and currently staffs 10 US fellowship trained attendings.  Our residents typically complete approximately 300 scans in their time, including a 2 week dedicated individual training session w/ a US trained fellow.

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How reliable is the old adage, "GCS less than 8, intubate"? A randomized trial examines the effect of intubation vs. noninvasive airway management for poisoned patients with GCS less than 8.
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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) allows for temporary life support in cardiopulmonary failure refractory to conventional medical treatment. Given its capabilities and increasing presence in
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What role does amiodarone or lidocaine play in achieving a good outcome for shockable refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? This Critical Care Alert looks at a follow-up to the ALPS study.
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In a year ravaged by a global pandemic and uncertainty, three EMRA physicians-in-training were selected for the unique opportunity to be 2020 EMRA/EDPMA Scholars.
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We're pleased to introduce Tehreem Rehman, MD, MPH, chair-elect of the EMRA Social EM Committee, 2020-2021.
The Health Policy Journal Club points out a Jevons paradox occurring in response to the increase in freestanding emergency department.