We offer different tracks to help you sub-specialize in areas of interest during your residency.
Global health track
The UIC IM/EM global health program is a new entity in a established global and urban program at UIC that involves the family medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and med/peds programs. With the initiation of the IM/EM global health track, we can take advantage of the length of our residency to provide residents multidisciplinary didactics that span over a 2 year period with dedicated time to work on a longitudinal project (domestic or abroad) during the 3rd, 4th, and 5th years. The goal of the track is to develop a thorough skill set to work in the public health sector domestically or abroad.
With an International Emergency Medicine (IEM) fellowship associated with the residency and access to the UIC school of public health, we have created a 6 year IM/EM/IEM track in which you obtain an MPH and get dedicated time to work abroad during your 6th year. This concept is similar to the 6 year IM/EM/Critical Care tracks available at other programs. The goal of the program is to direct the candidate into the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship with an opportunity to extend a project over years. The IM/EM/IEM fellowship track will create leaders in the field of public health and provides valuable experience for those seeking a career in global health.
Social emergency medicine & population health track
The Emergency Department (ED) is the port of entry into the healthcare system for our most disenfranchised populations. EDs are taking ownership of our role as a safety net and are leading the way in the development of systematic interventions to improve population health. It is no longer feasible to separate an understanding of the social determinants of health from emergency medicine (EM) residency training.
Social Emergency Medicine integrates the social determinants of health and health disparities in the practice of Emergency Medicine. It is the framework through which we recognize and appreciate the interplay of social forces in emergency care and how these impact individual and community health measures and the illness experience.
The goal of our Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health Track is for participating residents to assert competence in recognizing and alleviating social factors that impact health in the Emergency Department. This program seeks to provide residents with the tools to deconstruct how social determinants of health impact disease pathology and health outcomes resulting in health disparities. This program is aimed at creating the future leaders of Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health in our specialty.
1. Understand the relationship between societal factors and health disparities and outcomes
2. Engage in meaningful mentorship and scholarship aimed at addressing social determinants of health through community and ED based interventions.
3. Experience and gain appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches to healthcare challenges that are faced in emergency care.
4. Completion of a Social Emergency Medicine Capstone project
This is an opt-in track open to all EM and IM/EM residents in addition to the integration of Social Emergency Medicine didactics within the residency program as a whole.
Please feel free to direct any questions, concerns or inquiries to Marina Del Rios ([email protected]) or Sukhi Bains ([email protected]).