The UIC COM Mentors Program aims to expose students to a variety
of medical specialties and integrate the basic sciences with clinical
thinking skills. Interested students are matched with a resident or fellow from
a particular specialty and have the opportunity to enter the clinic and receive
hands-on training. This program arose in large part due to expressed student
interest, and students who have participated in the program in the past have
found it to be a very rewarding experience.
1) First/second year medical students will spend at least one
half day in clinic with a fellow or resident.
2) The fellow/resident and medical student will identify an
interesting patient case from the day’s activities, and the student will post a
brief reflection on the program’s blackboard site.
3) Students will submit a formal write-up on one case, which
will also include class correlates; an M4 will provide formative feedback.
4) During the Spring semester, students will be expected to
collaborate with 3-4 other peers to create and present a poster at the annual
Mentors Program Symposium. Faculty and M4 judges will evaluate the
presentations and give constructive feedback.
Introduction to Patient Care (IPC) credit (required component of
the Essentials of Clinical Medicine course):
- M1 participants can get 1 IPC credit for completing their
- M2 participants in the Mentors Program Track can satisfy all
their required visits
If you are interested in participating or have any questions,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
M1/M2 students are accepted to the program on a first come, first serve basis.
Specialty choices will be assigned in a way that best accommodates participant
preferences. Those selected for the
Mentors Program will be asked to attend a brief presentation during the first week of classes when the mentors program leadership will introduce themselves and answer
“The Mentors Program is an opportunity for both students who
know what specialty they want to pursue and who would like to gain early
experience and mentorship, as well as for students who would like to explore
different specialties to see what fits their interests best.”
Specialty choices represented in the program:
3) Emergency Medicine
6) Family Medicine
9) Internal Medicine
16) Plastic Surgery
18) Obstetrics & Gynecology
20) Orthopaedic Surgery
We look forward to working with you,
Mentors Program Leadership
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