Academic Career Fellowship in Family Medicine
The Academic Career Fellowship is a 1-year fellowship program, with an optional second year, designed to prepare a physician for a successful career in academic medicine.
The guiding philosophy of the Academic Career Fellowship is to combine practical experience in patient care, teaching, scholarship, and service with exposure to the rich environment that the department, university and state provide in specific areas of clinical work, teaching and administrative activity. The curriculum is individually tailored to each fellow to address career goals.
Fellows spend 60% of their time in academic development. For the Fellow, their academic development will include graduate-level courses. Previous fellows have pursued a Masters in Public Health, Masters in Health Professions Education, Masters in Business Administration, or other certificate programs offered at UIC.
The Fellow academic development is focused on development of excellence in a particular area such as a specific clinical focus: HIV/AIDS; Maternity Care; Global Health; Reproductive Health; Medical Student Education; or Health Disparities for example.
The Fellow will also gain teaching experience in the Family Medicine Residency Program through Wednesday didactics. They will also work with both pre-clinical medical students as well as medical students on their Family Medicine clerkship. Inpatient and maternity care services are optional but highly encouraged.
The remaining time (40%) is spent in clinical care. They provide clinical care in one of the Family Medicine clinical experiences- University Village or Mile Square Health Center.