chicago family medicine

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We have multiple family rotations in Chicago.

Please click on your rotation of interest below to learn more about the rotation

OUTPATIENT US Clinical Experience
IN family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 51

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Chicago, Illinois.

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

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.

 

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. 

 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:​

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing exams.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic notes

  • Research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients.

  • Giving talks about topics in medicine. 

  • Teaching other team members. 

  • Spending 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 US clinical experience in family medicine.  

 

How to obtain a letter of recommendation: The rotator should ask the preceptor for a LOR near the conclusion of the rotation. Dr. Desai has provided the physician with guidelines about best practices in letter writing that meet residency program requirements. 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.

TESTIMONIALS

Snigdha

"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." 

 

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OUTPATIENT EXternship IN family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 99

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience 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

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.

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. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:​

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic notes

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients.

  • Giving talks about topics in medicine. 

  • Teaching 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 US clinical experience in family medicine. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful. 

 

How to obtain a letter of recommendation: The rotator should ask the preceptor for a LOR near the conclusion of the rotation. Dr. Desai has provided the physician with guidelines about best practices in letter writing that meet residency program requirements. 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.

TESTIMONIALS

Jasdeep

"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."

To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with Dr. Desai and his team