TOP 10 REASONS WHY WE LOVE UIC
Here at UIC Ortho we are a tight knit group that all hangout with each other. You'll make friends that are for life. Our faculty is collegial and they create a supportive learning environment for the residents. We are treated as junior faculty and our opinions are taken into consideration when managing patients.
Our operative experience starts early as interns. We are exposed to every specialty at least twice, once as a junior and once a senior. Our operative experience is well balanced and comprehensive, with a wide exposure to both private practice and academic settings.
We have a well-structured comprehensive didactics curriculum that includes cadaver dissection, hands-on skills sessions, journal clubs, and fracture conference. We consistently as program do extremely well on OITE and 100% boards pass rate in the past 5 years.
We also have no fellows to compete with for cases at any of our sites in the UIC Orthopedic Residency, which enhances our PGY-5 year. During our 5th year, we are often treated as a fellow or junior attending as a result. With the opportunity to lead cases.
We consistently have one of the strongest orthopedic fellowship matches in the country with residents consistently interviewing and matching at the best fellowships. In the last 5 years we have matched at least one resident into every subspecialty.
BALANCED OPERATIVE EXPERIENCE
We enjoy a balanced operative experience exposing us wide breadth of pathology and treatment philosophies. This is evident by our residents choosing to pursue fellowship in various different subspecialties.
The orthopedic residency here at UIC offers the opportunity to function in various different types of practice setups - academic, private-academic, and private practice. This helps residents gain a better understanding of practice type they want to work in after training. As well as see different surgical techniques.
The faculty are focused singularly on education of the residents. The faculty is receptive to changes that are offered by the residents to improve or enhance their education. Changes to the program are regularly made based on feedback from the residents.
As one of the oldest and largest orthopedic residency programs in the country, UIC orthopedics has a large alumni network of more than 300+ graduates.
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