Presence Health

The General Surgery Residency Program at Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a fully integrated training site of the Metropolitan Group Hospitals (MGH).

The Metropolitan Group Hospitals (MGH) Residency in General Surgery represents a unique approach to surgical training. Four excellent community teaching hospitals provide the setting for instruction. It is anchored by an academic affiliation with the University of Illinois College Of Medicine at Chicago and an association with the University of Illinois Hospitals. Because of its multi-hospital scope, the MGH Residency offers a broad base of clinical and operative experience. Residents have the rare opportunity of learning from a wide range of attending surgeons, benefiting from many perspectives on the art and science of surgery.

Saint Francis Hospital-General Surgery

The principal goal of the MGH Residency is to produce surgeons competent to practice all components of general surgery including:

  • Advanced laparoscopy
  • Alimentary tract
  • Breast
  • Endocrine system
  • Endoscopy
  • General abdomen and abdominal viscera
  • Hepatobiliary, pancreas
  • Hernia
  • Skin and soft tissue
  • Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Trauma, critical care
  • Vascular disease

The program also provides extensive experience in endoscopic procedures, as well as exposure to many subspecialties including:

  • Bariatric
  • Cardiovascular/peripheral vascular
  • Critical care
  • Pediatric
  • Thoracic
  • Transplantation
  • Colorectal
  • Robotics

Additionally, there are simulation labs for laparoscopic (FLS) and endoscopic (FES) training and preparation for certification.

The four integrated MGH hospitals are Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago; Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge; Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and Presence Saint Francis Hospital of Evanston.