Community Medicine/Occupational Health
During this month, you will spend one day a week at Proviso East High School seeing students in their student health clinic. You will also work one morning a week at Interfaith House, a respite care home for the homeless in Chicago. As part of the occupational health curriculum, you will spend multiple sessions at occupational health services at Loyola University where you will become well-versed in FMLA, work-place injury evaluation and management, stress testing, spirometry and overuse injuries as well as hand and eye-related injuries.
Primary goals of this rotation include learning to diagnose and treat common outpatient dermatologic diseases in newborns, children and adults. You will learn how to detect skin cancer, when it is important to refer. Observe and learn to perform skin biopsies. You also have the chance to attend a skin cancer clinic at Rush Presbyterian Hospital.
In this month you will spend afternoons in a busy OB-GYN practice, seeing both high risk and normal pregnancies and a wide range of gynecologic issues. In addition you will spend time with a gynecologic oncologist at Loyola University, spend time in an infertility clinic, and also in a midwives practice.
During this month you will work closely with multiple specialty groups. You will spend time in an outpatient setting, gaining competency in joint exams, reading plain films, and performing joint injections. You will also have the chance to hone in on your rheumatology history and physical exam skills.
In this rotation you will work closely with one of our experienced physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. Your focus will be on outpatient evaluation and treatment of knee, shoulder, back and neck injuries. There is ample hands-on teaching, with special emphasis placed on the physical exam. You will also learn the indications for imaging in back pain.
In this month you will be the primary resident to evaluate inpatient consultations. Frequent diagnoses include cerebrovascular accident, multiple sclerosis, altered mental status, seizures and transient ischemic attacks. You will also spend time with our neurologist in their outpatient clinic.
The goals of this rotation include understanding health management organizations, billing, and general office management. You will spend multiple enlightening sessions with an experienced office manager at a busy private family practice. You will also complete a CV to prepare yourself for job applications.
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