The UIC Department of Family Medicine is pleased to offer a wide range of opportunities for students to get to know us better and learn about Family Medicine.  As the future of healthcare in the US is upon us, we, as a nation, are emphasizing patient-centered medicine and primary care.  This approach, embodied in the movement toward developing patient centered medical homes, is essential to achieving health equity and equality and, ultimately, ensuring healthy and strong communities.

As you advance through your medical training and have many opportunities to explore the wide range of options available to you, we invite you to spend some time with us to learn about how Family Medicine truly makes a difference in the lives of our patients, our communities, and our nation.

You are welcome to visit with us and learn about this highly rewarding and impactful specialty where we, as Family Physicians…

  • Care for all ages and persons across the life spectrum,
  • Care for all medical issues, health and illness, in all settings,
  • Experience the intellectual indulgence of the diagnostic dilemmas encountered in first-line care, and
  • Relish the joys, sorrows, and gratification of life-long friendships

You, as students, can find us as…

  • Mentors
  • FMIG Advisors
  • Patient Centered Medicine Program Leaders
  • Lecturers and small group leaders
  • Preceptors
  • Consultants

Feel free, as well, to take advantage of the many offerings throughout the year by the Family Medicine Interest Group such as the Primary Care Panel, Orientation to Health Fairs, and various other discussions.

In addition, we offer a Summer Externship available to medical students between their M1 and M2 years.

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois, at Chicago, College of Medicine offers an annual summer externship in Family Medicine. This externship is offered to a select group UIC Medical students in the month of June between the first and second year of medical school during which time the student will complete a 4 week rotation. The externship includes clinical exposure to outpatient and inpatient family medicine. The students will, as well, gain community experiences by working with faculty, resident physicians, and third year medical students at various community sites. Students chosen for the externship will receive a $1,000 stipend. The department will also cover the student’s malpractice coverage for the rotation.

Here is what prior students/externs have said…

“As a student it was a great way to be immersed into the clinical environment, seeing such a variety of different cases and getting a sneak peek of our future during the clinical years.” Ann Bruno

“Over the course of the month I was introduced to a wide range of clinical settings and I became well practiced in patient interviewing. Most valuable to me was the opportunity to observe and receive one-on-one teaching from a group of extraordinary physicians.” Laura Johnson

If interested please feel free to submit an application. This opportunity is announced yearly during the month of December. If any M1 or M2’s have any questions, please contact Dr. Hanjrah at [email protected].