Family Medicine Curriculum
Each year of training at our Family Medicine Residency program contains three core elements:
1. Inpatient and outpatient Family Medicine and other specialty rotations
2. Continuity clinic sessions at the Family Medicine Center at University Village and/or Mile Square Health Center
3. A weekly didactic curriculum of lectures, seminars, and procedure workshops
As training progresses, the opportunities open to customize the educational experience to meet each resident’s learning needs and post-residency plans through five months of elective rotations, individual projects in scholarship and quality improvement, and optional participation in additional degree programs through the University of Illinois. This curriculum provides both the structure and flexibility to prepare residents to realize their own vision in Family Medicine.
Rotations in the Family Medicine curriculum are 2-4 weeks in duration with most rotations taking place on the University of Illinois medical campus.
The Residency receives funding through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), and the following rotations take place at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, conveniently located across the street from the UIC West Campus: Outpatient Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Dermatology, and Ophthalmology.
Rotations in Geriatrics and Behavioral Medicine blend experiences in both settings.
Elective rotations may, with advanced planning and program director approval, take place at other sites.