chicago family medicine

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We have multiple family rotations in Chicago.

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chicago family medicine #1

 

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 51

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place in Chicago, Illinois.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM; Saturday 8 AM to 1 PM

 

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified family medicine physician. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University and an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Illinois. 

She holds hospital appointments at University of Illinois Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and Presence Saints Mary's Hospital. 

 

Please note that this is not a shadowing observership. This is a hands-on clinical experience. You will see patients in her office. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care:​

  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter clinic notes

  • You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will give talks about topics in medicine. 

  • You will teach other team members. 

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals (diabetes educator, acupuncturist, homeopathy) in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that during peak periods this preceptor has multiple students per month (as many as 5-6). What that means is that you will see fewer patients per day during those months (< 5 patients).

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in family medicine.  

 

Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft. 

 

During the rotation: Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.


"Her medical knowledge, her demeanor towards patients and her thorough explanation for every question I had were exceptional. Good exposure to patients of different ages and ethnic groups at the clinic helped me figure out the needed evidence-based annual screening depending on the age, sex and ethnic groups." -Snigdha "The doctor clearly cares about her patients and is passionate about what she does. She is also very patient and allows the students to finish the entire patient presentation." -Tim "The doctor was a great preceptor and I was honored to work with her. MD2B were amazing since day 1 with following up and making sure our rotation goes smoothly. It was an experience that will benefit my medical career drastically. I will definitely be working with them on my next rotation." -Yasmin

"The doctor ensured I was hands on during patient visits (performing physical exams, asking questions alongside), and made sure to seek me out when the opportunity to witness/help with procedures presented itself. The doctor was encouraging and motivating about my journey in medicine. Outside from being a great teacher, she has become an uplifting mentor. She has her best interest for the students working with her. As someone who selflessly gives back to her local Hispanic community - she has become a role model in that she embodies the qualities I hope to attain as a future physician."

-Zainub





CHICAGO FAMILY MEDICINE #1 

TESTIMONIALS

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chicago family medicine #2

 

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 99

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place in Chicago, Illinois.

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Hours: Monday: 7 AM to 1 PM; Tuesday: 8 AM  to 8 PM; Wed: 1 PM to 5 PM; Thurs: 8 AM to 8 PM; Fri: 8 AM to Noon; Sat: 9 AM to 2 PM

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified family medicine physician who has a passion for teaching. He was a core faculty member involved in founding the Rush-Illinois Masonic Family Medicine Residency. Following that, he was actively involved as the Director of Outpatient Procedures and Coordinator of the Health System Management Curriculum for the Presence Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine. He remains a faculty member at Rush University. He currently precepts second-year residents from the Norwegian American Hospital Family Medicine Residency. He holds hospital appointments at Rush University, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and Presence Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. 

He is committed to providing compassionate, quality care in an evidence-based manner with a focus on excellent customer service. He would like to inspire the next generation of physicians to do the same. 

You will see patients in his office. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership and you will be actively involved in hands-on patient care):​

  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter clinic notes

  • You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will give talks about topics in medicine. 

  • You will teach other team members. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

For the motivated IMG, there may be opportunities to participate in projects to improve the practice. Please note that the availability and nature of these projects is at the discretion of the preceptor. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in family medicine. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful. 

 

Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter.

 

During the rotation: Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.

CHICAGO FAMILY MEDICINE #2 

TESTIMONIALS


"This is an excellent choice for a family medicine rotation...The doctor has a clear passion for teaching and mentoring student, he is constantly providing feedback, and is a great source of how to discuss being a strong applicant for residency programs. He allows the autonomy to perform histories and physicals, formulate plans, and input patient notes. Additionally, you get to collaborate with residents from the Norwegian American Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and nurse practitioners." - Jasdeep "Working with the doctor was a great learning experience...The doctor is good at regularly providing feedback and allowing you to know which areas you are doing all in, and which areas need improvement...Working in his clinic, you will not only be able to see patients regularly but will also be able to partake in procedures such as hyaluronic acid and steroid acid injections. He is also knowledgeable about the difficulties that arise with managing a clinic and maintaining a successful clinic. He is very willing to share this knowledge with you, as well as frequently provide advice that will help you become a successful physician. Furthermore, he and his staff were very helpful and pleasant to work with." - Sara

"I have learned a lot from my family practice rotation. I have developed good skills in taking patient histories and performing physical exams in a timely manner…The doctor is a true professional in his family practice. He maintains excellent rapport with his patients. As a mentor, he is both willing to provide meaningful guidance while also offering insightful student feedback about their performance as necessary."

- Dave

"This is a great rotation where you will see a diverse set of patients with varying medical presentations. It’s clear that the preceptor is an experienced educator and he will ensure you get the maximal experience in his clinic. I was amazed by how much I learned in such a short amount of time. I received constructive feedback throughout the rotation and feel that I am a more knowledgeable, confident, and well-rounded medical professional after the rotation. I would recommend anyone interested in FM to consider this rotation."

-Jessica

"The doctor was always very attentive and made sure the student would be able to gain as much clinical experience as possible during the rotation. Despite managing a busy clinic, he was always available for any questions the student had and provided much advice not only medically but also in becoming a successful doctor. There was also much to learn from the way he interacts with his patients and build a strong relationship."

-Haeri





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