Student Resources

Here are listed resources available for your reference that will help you excel in your education and facilitate your success in your Family Medicine rotation. If you have suggestions for additional resources, you are welcome to send them along to Sagina Hanjrah, MD.

Campus Resources

UIC Library Resources: hospital website has links to Harrison’s Ovid, MD Consult and Departments including Family Med, OB/GYN and Peds

Office of Student Affairs

Useful Websites

Family Medicine Resources

Health promotion/disease prevention

Hypertension: JNC 7

Diabetes mellitus: 2012 ADA Recommendations

Hyperlipidemia: ATP III

Upper respiratory tract infections



Sexually transmitted diseases

Well-Child Care: immunization schedules

Cervical Cancer Screening (PAP tests -go under consensus guidelines)

Patient Education handouts


One stop shop

Reference Texts and Resources

Sloane PD, Slatt LM, Ebell MH, Jacques, LB: Essentials of Family Medicine, Fifth Edition. William & Wilkins, 2007

Goroll, AH, Mulley AG: Primary Care Medicine, Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient. Lippincott Williams, and Wilkins 2002

Montauk SL: Guide to the Family Medicine Clerkship, First Edition, Lippincott Williams, and Wilkins, 2001

Rakel RE: Essentials of Family Practice, Second Edition. W.B. Saunders Company, 1998

Steele DJ, Susman JL, McCurdy FA: Student Guide to Primary Care: Making the Most of Your Early Clinical Experiences, Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2003

Tallia AF : Swanson’s family practice review: A Problem-Oriented Approach., Fifth Edition. Elsevier /Mosby, 2005

Taylor RB (ed): Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition. Springer, 2003

Weiss BD: 20 Common Problems in Primary Care. McGraw-Hill, 1999

Case Files: Family Medicine by Toy

Family Medicine Residency Programs Information

The latest American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Directory of Family Practice Residency Programs is available in the Department. Students interested in obtaining their own copy of the AAFP Directory can call the AAFP Order Department at 1-800-944-0000 and ask for item number W203.

The directory is also online and searchable.

Academies of Family Medicine

The American Academy of Family Physicians and the state chapter, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians offer several opportunities for students to become better acquainted with family medicine. They sponsor state and national meetings that include residency fairs, skills workshops, Family Medicine policy meetings, student leadership conferences, and summer externship programs for M1 students. Student rates and scholarships are available for these events. The Academies provide a Family Medicine journal to all student members (membership is free and an application is included in your orientation packet). Also, these academies support local Family Medicine Interest Group activities.