Family Medicine Curriculum

The Residency curriculum is comprised of three core elements: rotations, Family Medicine clinics and the Family Medicine education series. Each residency year presents a variation on this scheme.

Beyond this core of training, this residency offers customized educational experiences to meet each resident’s learning needs and post-residency plans. These customized educational experiences include five months of elective rotations, individual projects in scholarship and quality improvement, teaching projects, instructional medicine and additional degree programs. The curriculum provides both the structure and flexibility to prepare residents to realize their own vision in Family Medicine.


Rotations in the Family Medicine curriculum are 2-4 weeks in duration. Most rotations take place on the University of Illinois medical campus. The residency also receives funding through the VA and the following rotations take place at the Jesse Brown Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (conveniently located across the street from the UIC west campus): Outpatient Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Medicine Intensive Care Unit, Dermatology, ENT and Ophthalmology. The residents also blend both UIC and VA for their Geriatrics and Behavioral Medicine rotations). Elective rotations may, with approval, take place at other settings, as chosen by individual residents.

Rotation Schedule by PGY Level

Orientation (2 weeks in Summer & Winter)4 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 116 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 24 weeks
Medical Intensive Care Unit4 weeks
Labor & Delivery4 weeks
Midwifery2 weeks
Pediatrics – Inpatient4 weeks
Emergency Medicine – Pediatrics4 weeks
Emergency Medicine – Adult2 weeks
Radiology2 weeks
Vacation (in 2 week blocks)4 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 18 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 24 weeks
Community Medicine4 weeks
Emergency Medicine – Adult4 weeks
Geriatrics4 weeks
Women’s Health4 weeks
Labor & Delivery4 weeks
Orthopedics4 weeks
Behavioral Medicine4 weeks
Surgery – Outpatient4 weeks
Electives8 weeks
Vacation4 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 18 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 24 weeks
Cardiology2 weeks
Dermatology2 weeks
Neurology2 weeks
Sports Medicine4 weeks
Medical Subspecialties6 weeks
Surgical Subspecialties6 weeks
Practice Management2 weeks
Electives16 weeks
Vacation8 weeks
Medical Subspecialities Opportunities (2 weeks a rotation)
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