UIC Department of Family Medicine Summer Externship

 

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois, at Chicago, College of Medicine offers an annual summer externship in Family Medicine.  This externship is offered to two UIC Medical students in the month of July between his or her first and second year of medical school during which time the student will complete a 4 week rotation.   The externship includes clinical exposure to outpatient and inpatient family medicine, including obstetrics.   The students will, as well, gain community experiences by working with faculty, resident physicians, and third year medical students at various community sites.  There is an opportunity for scholarly/ research activity, with a number of faculty in the department who are currently involved in a wide array of projects.

Students chosen for the externship will receive a $1,000 stipend.  The department will also cover the student’s malpractice coverage for the rotation.

Here is what prior students/externs have said…

“As a student it was a great way to be immersed into the clinical environment, seeing such a variety of different cases and getting a sneak peek of our future during the clinical years.”  Ann Bruno

“Over the course of the month I was introduced to a wide range of clinical settings and I became well practiced in patient interviewing.  Most valuable to me was the opportunity to observe and receive one-on-one teaching from a group of extraordinary physicians.”  Laura Johnson

If interested please feel free to submit an application.  This opportunity is announced yearly during the month of December.  If any M1 or M2's have any questions, please email Dr. Rik Stringham and/or arrange a time to meet in person.