Educational Conferences

Educational Conferences 2017-04-24T09:41:33+00:00

Weekly Family Medicine Residency Education Sessions

All Family Medicine residents participate in a one-half day per week structured learning experience. Following departmental Grand Rounds, these sessions focus on family medicine content, clinical reasoning, community medicine, cultural process content and skills, communication skills, basic procedural skills, and focused self-education.

Week 1

Session

Title

Description

8am meetingGrand Rounds (Rm 196)Speakers for the Department and University present topics of interest to the residents, faculty, students and invited community members.
IJournal ClubA resident led journal club facilitated by the faculty.
IIBehavioral MedicineBehavioral medicine integrates knowledge in the biological, behavioral, psychological and social sciences into the approach to health and illness. Sessions are taught by our FM behavioral scientist and invited partners from psychiatry and other departments.
IIIProgram Director & Resident MeetingProtected meeting with the PD, core faculty and residents. Session alternates with Sports Medicine.
Sports Medicine SeriesTaught by UIC sports medicine physicians and fellows. Session alternates with the PD/Res meeting.

Week 2

Session

Title

Description

IMedical Knowledge SeriesA topic-based session that focuses on both learning and test-taking.
IIWomen’s Health SeriesAn educational series focused on women’s health and maternity care. Includes procedural training and L&D drills.
IIIManagement of Health Systems (R2/R3)Longitudinal practice management curriculum that focuses on the revenue cycle, medical informatics, and communicating with staff.
R1 Support GroupConfidential meeting between the interns and our behavioral scientist that focuses on self-care, wellness and transitions.

Week 3

Session

Title

Description

8am meetingQuality Meeting/Clinicians’ Meeting (UV)Residents and faculty conduct ongoing activities to improve clinical outcomes. Sessions alternate between an outpatient clinical operations meeting and inpatient case review.
IGuests of Family MedicineUniversity specialists and FM partners present specialty care topics for the family physician.
IICommon Clinical Problems/ Case-Based LearningCore FM content sessions alternating with case-base learning sessions.
IIIResident MeetingProtected meeting for the residents facilitated by the chief residents.

Week 4

Session

Title

Description

ICare of Children SeriesAn educational series focused on the care of children (chronic disease, preventive medicine and psychosocial topics).
IIVulnerable Populations SeriesLearning sessions are focused on social justice, advocacy and equity for vulnerable populations including the elderly, LGBTQ including transgender, the homeless, immigrant health and more. Speakers are from family medicine and invited partners.
IIIScholarship Series (R2/R3)This series provides residents opportunities to engage in scholarly endeavors in multiple domains. Under faculty guidance, residents design and implement two scholarly projects which include quality improvement.
Intern Core Series (R1)A topic-based session focused on early trainee concepts (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, anemia, health maintenance).

Week 5

Session

Title

Description

Clinical Procedures Workshops & RetreatsLonger sessions that allow hands-on practice of procedural skills along with the necessary cognitive content. Activities include casting, ultrasound and suturing. Sessions are also used up to twice annually for wellness retreats.