Second Year Rotations
In this rotation, you will spend mornings rounding at a community inpatient psychiatric unit with a child and adolescent psychiatrist. This includes daily work rounds, family and multidisciplinary meetings with social workers. You will also have the opportunity to see patients with an adult psychiatrist on a weekly basis. You will become competent in evaluation and treatment of depression, ADHD, anxiety and other mood disorders.
Critical Care (Senior)
The West Suburban ICU is a 25-bed unit, in which we care for a wide range of medical diagnoses. By the time you graduate, you will be well-trained in the management of common cardiac emergencies (AMI, CHF, arrythmias), pulmonary emergencies (ARDS, Respiratory Failure, COPD, Asthma) and common medical/surgical diagnoses (DKA, Sepsis, Acute Abdomen). This is a truly unique experience for the family medicine residents. The residency provides full coverage of the ICU six months of the year. As the critical care senior, you are responsible for overseeing the interns on their daily work. There are ample opportunities for procedures (central lines, endotracheal intubations, thoracentesis, etc.) under the guidance of the critical care specialists. Daily work rounds with the critical care attending and cardiologist are arranged by you. You will also complete two one-week night float assignments in your second and third year. As a second year you will spend a month on service in the ICU.
Family Medicine Service (Senior)
The Family Medicine Service (FMS) is a comprehensive and diverse, high-volume general medical/surgical service. West Suburban Medical Center provides a unique mix of urban, underserved patients as well as suburban patients. As the FMS senior, you are responsible for delegating daily work tasks for the interns, coordinating daily teaching rounds, and providing enhanced learning opportunities for the interns. As a second year, you will spend two months as an FMS senior.
This is a 6-week rotation in which you will be the primary resident responsible for active labor management. You will manage patients as they are admitted to the labor floor, gain bountiful experience in normal vaginal deliveries, assist with neonatal resuscitation, and assist with repairing birth-related lacerations. In addition, you will be the primary resident who will see pregnant patients in our 6-bed triage area. With the support of a comprehensive team of family medicine attendings and fellows, there is also ample opportunity to manage high-risk obstetrical patients as well.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
This month you will spend at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Here you will gain valuable experience seeing young patients in the ED and also in Urgent Care. Here you will see common childhood illnesses such as respiratory illnesses, gastroenteritis, dehydration, fractures, and trauma. You will also attend the pediatric resident lectures on a weekly basis. Scheduling of this month entails 8-10 hour shifts that are organized by Lurie Children’s. This is a call-free month in your second year.
Selectives and/or Electives
Questions about our Family Medicine Residency? E-mail us: Program Administration