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.

PGY-1
Orientation (2 weeks in Summer & Winter) 4 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 1 12 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 2 4 weeks
FM Night Service 4 weeks
Medical Intensive Care Unit 4 weeks
Labor & Delivery 6 weeks
Midwifery 2 weeks
Pediatrics – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 2 weeks
Emergency Medicine – Pediatrics 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine – Adult 2 weeks
Radiology 2 weeks
Vacation (in 2 week blocks) 4 weeks
Pediatrics – Community-based Outpatient 2 weeks
PGY-2
FM Inpatient Service 1 4 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 2 4 weeks
FM Night Service 4 weeks
Community Medicine 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine – Adult 4 weeks
Emergency Medicine – Pediatrics 2 weeks
Geriatrics 4 weeks
Women’s Health 4 weeks
Orthopedics 4 weeks
Behavioral Medicine 4 weeks
Surgery – Outpatient 4 weeks
Electives 6 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
PGY-3
FM Inpatient Service 1 4 weeks
FM Inpatient Service 2 4 weeks
FM Night Service 4 weeks
Addiction Medicine 4 weeks
Cardiology 2 weeks
Dermatology 2 weeks
Neurology 2 weeks
Sports Medicine 4 weeks
Medical Subspecialties 6 weeks
Surgical Subspecialties 6 weeks
Practice Management 2 weeks
Electives 14 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
Medical Subspecialities Opportunities (2 weeks a rotation)
Three selections from below
HIV
Endocrinology
Rheumatology
Hematology/Oncology
Infectious Disease
Gastroentology
Pulmonology/Allergy
Nephrology