MEDICAL STUDENT ELECTIVES
Student rotations, consistent with the Residency program, also are divided among four clinical sites.
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Frequently asked questions
DO students are welcome to apply for rotation and residency, however, we only accept USMLE Step 1 for our rotation and USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK for our residency. The COMPLEX Step 2 CS and COMPLEX Step 3 are acceptable and you are not required to take the USMLE equivalent exam.
This is a tough one to answer as each site is very different. Peruse our pages to learn more about the sites and pick the one that interests you the most. If you are not sure, please reach out to us for guidance.
No, absolutely not. Despite the Program Director being at the UIH site, each of our four sites has their own Education Director & Clerkship Director. Each of the four sites hold equal weight when it comes to interview and rank-list time. A common misconception is that you have to rotate at UIH to match, which is completely false.
Evaluation forms will be filled out for each shift you complete, and those will be used to fill out your overall SLOE. The letters will then be grouped from all the sites to determine your overall ranking among your peers. Therefore, being at one site over another will not affect how you are ranked.
Please click on the link “Rotation Prep” for information about your upcoming rotation. This includes prereadings for the medical student simulation sessions, videos for procedures, and other important resources.
No. Typically, most students that rotate are offered interviews, however, this is not the rule.
You will attend the weekly resident conferences on Thursday mornings from 7 am to noon. You will also attend one or two medical student education sessions that will entail simulation sessions and procedure training. The conference schedule is listed in the calendar on BrownCoatNation. The information for conference site location, room location, start time, and pre-readings can be found by clicking on the specific day.
If you are rotating at Masonic or Lutheran, you will have an opportunity to participate in the incoming trauma resuscitations as these are Level 1 trauma centers. If you are not at these sites during your rotation, you will receive tours of these departments.
Explore the four hospital sites you can be placed in during your block. Each one offers a vast different look into the practice of Emergency Medicine.
Site Contact Information
University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical Student Director: Dr. Lisa Gehm ([email protected])
Coordinator: Jennifer Ytem ([email protected])
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Education Director: Dr. Deb Baines ([email protected])
Coordinator: Lisa Baxter (lb[email protected])
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Education Director: Dr. Elizabeth Byrnes ([email protected])
Coordinator: Ruthie Rivera ([email protected])
Advocate Lutheran General
Education Director: Terry Chiganos ([email protected])
Coordinator: Tara Murphy ([email protected])