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Medical Students

The UIC Department of Family Medicine, Medical Student Education website is meant to be a place where you, as a student, faculty member, or preceptor are able to support and foster medical education in family medicine. We are very proud of our ability as a department to achieve the goals that continue to make us strong. In doing so, we strive to uphold the mission of the department as a whole.

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The Department of Family Medicine is dedicated to education in the health professions, primary care service to the people of the greater Chicago area, and health related research. More specifically, we are dedicated to:

  1. The education of health professions students and resident physicians so they can work together in multidisciplinary teams to provide competent, continuous, comprehensive, cost effective, ethical, family oriented care within a rapidly changing health system to people living in a variety of settings, especially urban underserved people, and within the context of their communities. This care would require skill in the use of sophisticated information systems and knowledge of managed care principles.
  2. The provision of quality primary health care to our patients which is competent, continuous, comprehensive, cost effective, ethical and family oriented.
  3. The promotion of scholarship and the conduct of research aimed at understanding and improving the basic health of our entire population. This would include studies of health promotion, disease prevention, disease treatment, as well as the process of health professions education and the organization and delivery of health care.

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Preceptors are community physicians, office and residency personnel who teach UI College of Medicine students. They help provide medical students with real-world experiences and exposure to an array of specialties.

Learn more about preceptors

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Department of Family and Community Medicine

1919 West Taylor Street, Room 196, Chicago, Illinois 60612