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.
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
Family Medicine Resources
Health promotion/disease prevention
Hypertension: JNC 7
Diabetes mellitus: 2012 ADA Recommendations
Hyperlipidemia: ATP III
Upper respiratory tract infections
Well-Child Care: immunization schedules
Cervical Cancer Screening (PAP tests -go under consensus guidelines)
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.