Quality teaching is an integral part of any residency program. At Advocate Christ Family Medicine our faculty and residents incorporate this education seamlessly into their residency life.
- Teaching Rounds
Family medicine residents learn a great deal at the patient bedside, during informal discussions with other residents, attending physicians and consultants, and through self-study. Morning report on the Family Medicine Inpatient Service encourages residents and students to develop their clinical acumen by critically evaluating cases and learning key "teaching points" from patients cared for by the service.
In addition to rounds, residents attend numerous didactic conferences. The Family Medicine Inpatient Service features a core curriculum of lectures given by specialists and family medicine attendings. Lecture topics focus on important knowledge and skills necessary for on-call residents, such as management of:
- chest pain
- acute GI bleeds
- fluids and electrolytes
- and more
Residents are excused from clinical duties to attend weekly Wednesday morning conferences at the Family Medicine Center. The curriculum includes:
- quiz-based learning sessions
- evidence-based medicine
- journal club
- resident grand rounds (scholarly and patient-centered)
- monthly morbidity and mortality conferences
- family medicine faculty lectures
- specialty lectures from local and national experts
- practice management
Family Practice Center (Outpatient)
Our outpatient experience allows interaction closely with colleague residents, faculty, ancillary staff and of course a large and diverse patient population. During a routine patient visit, patients are greeted, “vitaled”, and escorted to their exam room. We provide much emphasis on all our clinical staff on quality and clinical integration. Education of proper practice management, billing/coding, acute and chronic disease management, and outpatient procedures are provided during the patient visit precepting with our faculty attendings. Resources available such as Up To Date are readily available to enhance both resident and faculty engagement and education. Additional information includes:
- Continuity patients and Continuity OB
- Electronic Medical Records (Live as of May 2015)
- Practice Management Rotation
Christ Family Medicine has recently acquired access to Christ Medical Center Emergency Department’s simulation lab. We are proud to hold great relationships with other residency training programs at Advocate Christ Medical Center, including emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine and general surgery.
- Gain certification in central line access and additional skills utilized in emergency and ICU settings.
Board Review and In-Training Exams
- Rakel’s Textbook of Family Medicine is provided for every resident
- Additional resources through Advocate’s Library are abundantly available.
- Lectures incorporate FP Essentials and FP Comprehensive
Continuing Medical Education
- An educational stipend provided each year for continuing medical education.
- Active faculty who encourage participation in AAFP and IAFP events.
- Residents are encouraged and supported to pursue CME opportunities.
Resident Survival Guide
Our residents are provided a thorough pocket size survival guide to facilitate as a resource while on any family medicine rotation.
- Resident rotations
- Common floor issues (AMS, Chest Pain, Fever, SOB, etc…)
- OB Guide
- EKG reading
- ACLS and PALS integrated into guides
- Empiric Antibiotics
- Pediatric and Adult Prevention guidelines
- AND MORE...
In 2011, survival guide was thoroughly updated to meet more specific resident needs. In 2012, the second edition was completed.