The Advocate Surgery Residency Program

Our virtual 2022-2023 applicant interview dates will be:

· November 2

· November 17

· December 1

· December 13

· January 11

Virtual Open House

October 11: 6 PM CST

October 26: 6 PM CST

More information coming soon!

From the Program Director

Thank you for visiting the Advocate Surgical Residency site! We have a long history of excellence in surgical education that is now stronger than ever.

Our commitment to education is second to none!

Our program is dedicated to excellence in surgical training. Our goal is to inspire and train the next generation of surgical leaders who:

Are compassionate surgeons committed to personal and clinical excellence through lifelong learning.

Understand and promote value, safety and reliability ensuring the best health care and surgical outcomes for all patients.

Use their surgical judgement and skill to transform the well-being of the communities we serve.

Our residents gain knowledge through weekly didactic and simulation sessions, personalized mentoring, involvement in quality improvement and high reliability committees, and scholarly activity. Our residents gain expertise in understanding clinical outcomes and value-based care.

Graduated clinical responsibility is a hallmark of our residency. Residents gain confidence and competence through a breadth and depth of clinical experience involving highly complex patients as well as more common surgical management. Our residents work directly with dedicated faculty committed to education in a way not possible in many residency programs. Our two teaching hospitals, Lutheran General Hospital and Christ Medical Center, are at the forefront of providing high quality surgical care and in the compassionate treatment of a diverse patient population.

In our program, residents are integral to the department and to the delivery of the very best surgical care. Our residents are colleagues, not just passive learners. Our faculty are devoted to mentoring and teaching to help our residents achieve their highest potential. We are proud of our program and of our residents.

We work together to provide excellence in education, in patient care, and in opportunities to advance surgical knowledge.

Douglas P Slakey, MD, MPH, FACS