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Academics and Curriculum
2013-2014 curriculum tableconference descriptions

Special Features:

Adolescent Medicine

Clinical experiences during pediatric, adolescent and community medicine rotations at a school-based health center operated by the family practice residency program.

Community Medicine

Opportunities during community medicine rotation and also throughout residency to work at local health care facilities serving special needs populations in the Ravenswood community.

Procedure Training

Biweekly small group workshops to teach and assess competence in the procedures essential for family physicians.
 

Career Oriented Tracks:

Adolescent Medicine (school-based health centers)

Residents in the Adolescent Medicine Track will:
  • Develop competency in the evaluation and care of the adolescent patient, which includes demonstrating sensitivity to confidentiality and application of risk-based assessments
  • Prepare and present one didactic presentation on adolescent health during the 3rd year
  • Participate in an adolescent medicine (school based health center) continuity elective as a PG3. The elective includes working as a member of the health care team at one of the school based health centers
  • Complete a scholarly activity in adolescent medicine

Obstetrics

Residents in the OB track will:
  • Perform 80 deliveries during residency, 15 of which are continuity maternity patients from the Family Medicine Center. Cesarean deliveries are included in this number if the resident scrubbed and assisted during the surgery
  • Complete formal training in interpretation of electronic fetal monitoring
  • Complete the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course
  • OB rotations will include three months of the usual OB rotation plus one or more months of senior OB elective in the 2nd or 3rd years of training
  • Supervise Junior Family Medicine residents in obstetrics during OB rotations or with FMC continuity maternity patients
  • Prepare and present at least one didactic presentation on women’s health
  • Complete at least one scholarly activity in woman’s health – examples include: Help Desk Answer, Clinical Inquiry, PURLs publication, poster presentation at a local or national conference, curriculum improvement or CI project prepared for publication

Research

Residents in the Research track will:
  • Spend a half day/week during their 3rd year dedicated to research activities. During this half day, the resident will develop a research question and conduct a research project. Drs. Guthmann and Rowland as well as other faculty depending on the research topic will assist with the project.
  • Complete a research project; prepare and present a poster describing the project at a national conference.
  • Attend at least one PURL jam at University of Chicago.
  • Submit at least one Help Desk Answer and Clinical Inquiry during their residency guided by Drs. Guthmann or Rowland.

Sports Medicine

Residents in the Sports Medicine Track will:
  • Develop competency in the evaluation and care both of the injured athlete and of pediatric and adult musculoskeletal conditions
  • Prepare and present one didactic presentation in the area of sports medicine during the 3rd year
  • Participate in coverage of at least 2 athletic events which could include medical coverage of the Chicago Marathon or high school athletic events
  • Participate in a sports medicine elective, which includes both a primary care musculoskeletal clinic and training room coverage of athletic teams
  • Complete a scholarly activity in sports medicine
  • Ability to attend one or both national conferences for primary care sports medicine (AMSSM and ACSM)

Women's Health

Residents in the Women’s Health Track will:
  • Develop competency in colposcopy, IUD and Nexplanon insertion, and in pregnancy options counseling.
  • Prepare and present at least one didactic presentation on women’s health in each of the 2nd and 3rd years of training
  • Participate in a women’s health elective
  • Complete at least one scholarly activity in woman’s health – examples include: Help Desk Answer, Clinical Inquiry, PURLs publication, poster presentation at a local or national conference, curriculum improvement or CI project prepared for publication

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