Summer Research Program

The Summer Medical Student Research Program provides a 8-week research opportunity in either biomedical or clinical research.
This program is for second year UIC medical students only.

Medicina Fellows Program

The Medicina Fellows Program prepares first year UIC medical students interested in working with an urban setting by providing seminars which focus on health disparities and medical specialties which influence or obstruct Latino health.

Medical Spanish Program

The Medical Spanish program prepares students to develop the linguistic competence they will need to confidently and effectively
care for Spanish speaking patients.

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Summer Research Program

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About the Program

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The Summer Medical Student Research Program provides a 8-week research opportunity in either biomedical or clinical research. This program is for second year medical students only.

On the UIC campus, there are faculty in several colleges that conduct research on health disparities issues that impact Latino and other minority communities. Participants are assigned either a research laboratory or clinic to work in during the 8-week period.

In addition to their research, Students have the opportunity to take part in weekly seminars presented by distinguished faculty and obtain critical feedback of their research by established investigators. After the program is completed, some participants receive additional support to present their research at local and national conferences. The Program begins June 22nd  and ends August 14th, 2020.   Application deadline is March 27, 2020. 

Ongoing Research Topics

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Pathology
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Global Health
  • Ophthalmology

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Medicina Fellows Program

Medicina Fellows Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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The Hispanic  Center of Excellence’s (HCOE) Medicina Fellows Program prepares students interested in working with an urban setting by providing them with seminars which focus the numerous cultural, social, and economic factors which influence or obstruct Latino health. The program also engages students to learn about which specialties can impact the Latino community. The Fellows will meet six times during the course of the M1 and M2 year.

Goals

Learn about the various health risk factors affecting the Latino community.

Explore specialties that can improve Latino health

Interact with other medical students, residents, and faculty interested in health disparities

Provide USMLE support for M2 year

Objectives

Develop Latino medical leaders

Help with the transition into residency programs

Requirements

First year medical student at UIC-COM

Academic good standing

Strong Interest in Latino health

Previous experience working with the under-served Conversational Spanish speakers preferred

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Medical Spanish Program

The Medical Spanish program prepares students to develop the linguistic competence they will need to confidently and effectively care for Spanish speaking patients.

M1/M2 Introductory Medical Spanish: Medicina Hispana

The HCOE and the UIC chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) jointly participate in the development and execution of this Medical Spanish opportunity for medical students. The purpose of this extracurricular option for first and second year medical students is to introduce students to medical vocabulary and interview skills in Spanish. Second year medical students are also invited to participate as teaching assistants for this course. Students at all levels of basic Spanish knowledge are invited to join.

 M4 Clinical Medical Spanish Elective

The purpose of the course is to increase medical student comfort level with Spanish-language interviews, examination, and patient education. It will provide ample experience in live and simulated Spanish patient interviews, supervision of interview styles and Spanish-language skills, discussion of common diagnosis, procedural consent, treatment plans, and patient education in Spanish to empower medical students to practice medicine with the nationally growing monolingual Spanish-speaking patient. Two credits are provided upon successful completion of the course. Students must meet a minimum pre-requisite conversational Spanish level for participation. More information can be found in the UIC COM elective course catalog.

For more information on our Medical Spanish programs, please contact Dr. Ortega at portega1@uic.edu