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Primary Care Medicine – AIMMC

Updated: 7/6/16

Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Medicine.

This clerkship is designed to expose you to primary care internal medicine, which is often times VERY different from the practice of inpatient medicine.

The goals of the clerkship include:

  • To learn to diagnose and care for acute and chronic medical problems in an ambulatory setting;
  • To become familiar with screening guidelines based on a patient’s age and gender;
  • To begin to implement primary prevention during most patient encounters;
  • To become familiar with the policies and protocols of managed care;
  • To be able to perform a MEDLINE search efficiently and apply the information to your practice; and
  • To experience the rewards and satisfactions of the practice of internal medicine.

The objectives are met through direct patient encounters, through participation in case-based lectures, and through a mentorship with primary care internists.

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 629

  • Program Contacts

    Site Director: Desler Javier, MD –

    Coordinator: DeBorah Anderson (contact Coordinator for availability)
    Email :
    Telephone: 773-296-7473 , 773-296-7079

  • Program Information

    Location: AIMMC
    Duration: 4 Weeks
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: No
    Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
    Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: Yes
    Laboratory/Independent Study: No
    Outpatient: 40
    Inpatient: No
    Total Hours /Week: 40
  • Reporting Instructions

    Students must report to the Student Coordinator, DeBorah Anderson at 9:00 AM. Orientation is mandatory!

    Please review this website prior to your first day.

    Student Registration and Clearance Procedures:
    Report to DeBorah Anderson to complete your registration and clearance procedure form.

    1. Student must view Universal Protocol Policy/Time out Video within 24hrs of starting the rotation.  Student not complying with this request will not be able to rotate

    2. All students requiring access to CARENET/Care Connection (AIMMC’s web-based patient information system) must be registered for a training session by the clerkship’s coordinator, and the student must attend the scheduled training session, prior to access being granted.

    3. Student is issued his/her AIMMC identification/Access ID badge.  (IF YOU’RE ID IS LOST, DAMAGED, OR NOT RETURNED, THERE IS A $10.00 CHARGE).  Also, you must return your pager at the end of your rotation.  If the pager is lost, there is a $100 fine.

    Travel and Parking Options:

    1. Public transportation – Take Brown Line or Purple Line. to Wellington EL station stop.

    2. Street Parking – as available.

    3. Student Parking Lot – Should student require parking during a clerkship at AIMMC, he/she should go to the Standard Parking Office located in the Wellington Parking Garage, and ask for the Parking Manager (ext. 61-5434), or (773-296-5434); office faces Nelson St. between the entrance and exits on Nelson St.  The student must present their STUDENT ID NAME BADGE to the Parking Manager and be prepared to provide the following information:

    – Vehicle’s make, model, color and, license plate number.
    – Coordinator’s name and extension.

    Students must use the gravel Sheffield lot, which operates on a first come first serve basis, and display the appropriate decal on their car’s windshield.

    Don’t be ticketed or towed–read  AIMMC SHEFFIELD SURFACE LOT PARKING NOTICE. The Standard Parking Office hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Clearance Procedure on Last Day of Rotation:

    1. The student’s clerkship evaluation form will NOT be forwarded to his/her school until the student completes Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Clearance Form.

    2. STUDENT CLEARANCE FORM will be provided by the clerkship’s coordinator upon clerkship completion. Students on Elective Rotations listed above must come to the Medical Education Department to obtain the form.  Students must obtain a signature from the Medical Library indicating that there are NO outstanding library loans/fees. The signature is required even if the student did not use the library’s facilities.

    3. Return the completed STUDENT CLEARANCE FORM and AIMMC ID badge to the clerkship coordinator or to the Medical Education Department if on an elective.

    Other Essentials: Student should bring a combination lock and a student lab coat. Orientation is mandatory. If students are to be on call the first day, they will get time to go home to get whatever they need. Requesting specific team assignments is not allowed. Days off for religious holidays not recognized by the school or Advocate IMMC require prior approval from the medical school and Dr. Dunphy before beginning any rotation. For more information, please contact DeBorah Anderson, Student Coordinator at (773) 296-7079.

    Please review this web site before reporting at Advocate IMMC on Monday:

    Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.