Illyrian313

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I was accepted into a international MBBS program that has rotations at The Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. I don't really know much about the quality of the hospital in terms clinical exposure to different specialties. My question is does anyone have any useful advice or experience about rotations at the hospital? Also, is there anything that would raise concerns about a hospital as far as being able to gain necessary exposure to many specialties, doing well on the Steps and matching later on?

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BigRedBeta

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Lived on Chicago's northside for 3.5 years...

No idea about rotations there. The hospital is just one of dozens of non-academic (by that I mean having an associated medical school teaching pre-clinical students) hospitals in the city of Chicago. That means they'll likely have a full complement of bread and butter adult specialists, but not going to get you the exposure to bizarre stuff that presents to Northwestern or University of Chicago which are the quaternary/quintenary referral centers in the city.

By the looks of their website, they do have residency programs in Family Med and a DO specific IM residency along with a Pulm/Critical Care fellowship. Given that it's easy to find their other educational offerings for medical students, seems like they're probably well prepared for students.
 
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Swedish Covenant is a very well respected community hospital. My father's cancer was treated there in the late 90s. He preferred an oncologist there (since retired) to those at Evanston and Northwestern downtown. He was not alone in his choice at the time. Dr Claude Zanetti who I imagine is retired by now was a very good pulmonologist. The building itself is old. They used to be known for a very good cardiac rehab program.
 
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I did my entire third year at Swedish. It is a community hospital, but it has all of the subspecialties. I assume you are talking about SGUL. Their students rotate through every specialty in the hospital and most of their students seem fairly happy. Almost all of the IM subspecialties, EM, FM, OB are will residents. Swedish had a IM and FM residency as well as an affiliated EM residency. Rush OB residents also rotate on L&D and Northwestern FM residents do one of the inpatient rotations, OB and nights at Swedish, so there are a ton of residents around. Most of the preceptors there love to teach and there is morning and noon report almost every day. It is definitely a teaching hospital. Feel free to message me with any questions.
 

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Swedish Covenant is a very well respected community hospital. My father's cancer was treated there in the late 90s. He preferred an oncologist there (since retired) to those at Evanston and Northwestern downtown. He was not alone in his choice at the time. Dr Claude Zanetti who I imagine is retired by now was a very good pulmonologist. The building itself is old. They used to be known for a very good cardiac rehab program.
Zanetti is still kicking around Swedish as of today.
 

neuromom

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Swedish Covenant is a very well respected community hospital. My father's cancer was treated there in the late 90s. He preferred an oncologist there (since retired) to those at Evanston and Northwestern downtown. He was not alone in his choice at the time. Dr Claude Zanetti who I imagine is retired by now was a very good pulmonologist. The building itself is old. They used to be known for a very good cardiac rehab program.
Dr. Zanetti is still there, I did my pulm rotation with him
 
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Lived on Chicago's northside for 3.5 years...

No idea about rotations there. The hospital is just one of dozens of non-academic (by that I mean having an associated medical school teaching pre-clinical students) hospitals in the city of Chicago. That means they'll likely have a full complement of bread and butter adult specialists, but not going to get you the exposure to bizarre stuff that presents to Northwestern or University of Chicago which are the quaternary/quintenary referral centers in the city.

By the looks of their website, they do have residency programs in Family Med and a DO specific IM residency along with a Pulm/Critical Care fellowship. Given that it's easy to find their other educational offerings for medical students, seems like they're probably well prepared for students.
 
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