MetroSouth Medical Center

MetroSouth KCU Clerkship Site

MetroSouth Medical Center (MetroSouth) is a 314-bed, acute care hospital with a blend of private and semi-private rooms. MetroSouth has a network of seven health centers and 40 medical specialties, a nationally-recognized cardiac program, stroke telemedicine with 24-hour neurology coverage, senior behavioral health unit, level II+ birthing center and 24-hour laborists and hospitalists coverage.

MetroSouth promotes quality, safe care in a compassionate, patient-focused environment with a medical staff of 450 health care professionals. MetroSouth supports health through a full range of diagnostic services, senior care, along with medical and psychosocial support for the chronically ill. MetroSouth is nationally accredited for diagnostic testing for heart, vascular and women’s imaging services, and it offers comprehensive home health services. The staff and physicians are committed to create an environment of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the communities MetroSouth serves. Founded in 1905 as Saint Francis Hospital, MetroSouth Medical Center (2008) is located in the downtown, historic City of Blue Island, immediately adjacent to the southern end of Chicago and 18 miles south of downtown Chicago – about 25 minutes by automobile.

MetroSouth Medical Center

School Affiliations

  • KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine and 16 other schools

Hospital Statistics

  • Total Beds - 285
  • Admissions - 8,819
  • Outpatient Visits - 84,847
  • Births - 966
  • Trauma Center - No

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - must be completed off site
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - must be completed off site
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - must be completed off site
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - must be completed off site

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Pain Management
  • Pathology
  • Radiology

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Psychiatry

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to a classroom, computers, printer, study area/lounge and Wi-Fi or internet at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Unavailable at this time
  • Visiting Student Housing: Unavailable at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Participation in night call, weekend call and weekend rounds is required as assigned
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students participate in daily morning reports, daily patient rounds and reading assignments as assigned

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background check and drug screen required
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications must be current
  • Fingerprinting required
  • Flu vaccine required annually
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at a Prometric Testing Center (testing accommodations other than extra time may not be available)
  • TB Mask Fit required (provided by hospital)
  • TB Skin Test annually (two-step)
  • Orientation is provided on the first day of the clerkship
  • TB Mask Fit is required and provided by the hospital
  • TB screening is required annually (two-step testing)
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)
  • Travel may be required to meet third-year residency clerkship requirement

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 9/13/18

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