Our students learn from the best!

We place our students with the leading practicing Family Medicine clinicians in the Chicagoland area who provide…

  • Individualized teaching,
  • Experiential learning in clinical approach and practice management,
  • Exemplary mentorship in the art of Family Medicine,
  • A living illustration of community advocacy, and
  • A resounding and supportive voice for the “Difference that is Made” through Family Medicine.

Our preceptors, as well, have the opportunity to work with the brightest and most motivated students around.

Together we are teaching the valuable skills of Family Medicine and cultivating the health of our communities and the field of Family Medicine.

Would you like the gratification of teaching the future doctors of tomorrow? If you would like to teach UIC medical students or if you know someone who might be interested in teaching please feel free to contact Sagina Hanjrah, MD, Director of Medical Student Education, at hanjrah@uic.edu.

Medical Education

The UIC Department of Family Medicine, Medical Student Education website is meant to be a place where you, as a student, faculty member, or preceptor are able to support and foster medical education in family medicine. We are very proud of our ability as a department to achieve the goals that continue to make us strong. In doing so, we strive to uphold the mission of the department as a whole.

Sagina Hanjrah, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

The Department of Family Medicine is dedicated to education in the health professions, primary care service to the people of the greater Chicago area, and health related research. More specifically, we are dedicated to:

1. The education of health professions students and resident physicians so they can work together in multidisciplinary teams to provide competent, continuous, comprehensive, cost effective, ethical, family oriented care within a rapidly changing health system to people living in a variety of settings, especially urban underserved people, and within the context of their communities. This care would require skill in the use of sophisticated information systems and knowledge of managed care principles.

2. The provision of quality primary health care to our patients which is competent, continuous, comprehensive, cost effective, ethical and family oriented.

3. The promotion of scholarship and the conduct of research aimed at understanding and improving the basic health of our entire population. This would include studies of health promotion, disease prevention, disease treatment, as well as the process of health professions education and the organization and delivery of health care.

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