Third Year Rotations
|Third Year Rotations |
A one-week ICU night float assignment during an elective or BOLD printed rotation.
|Family Medicine Service (Senior) ||1 month |
|Critical Care (Senior) ||1/2 month |
|Post Partum/Newborn Care (PPN) ||1-1/2 months |
|Geriatrics ||1 month |
|Selectives and/or Electives ||8 months |
| ||12 months |
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 third year, you will spend one month as an FMS senior.
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, arrhythmias), 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 one-week night float assignments in third year. As a third year you will spend a half-month on service in the ICU.
In your third year, you will spend 6 weeks focusing on normal newborn and post-partum care. In this rotation, you will gain competency in post-partum management including post-partum fever, hemorrhage, lactation. You will also have the chance to do many elective circumcisions, evaluate and treat common newborn ailments. This may include poor feeding, rashes, jaundice and sepsis. As part of the day team, you will also be expected to be flexible and assist in daily work in triage, active labor management and the special care nursery, depending on the particular needs for the day.
You will spend a month in various parts of the community to get a full spectrum experience in elder care. In addition to spending time with a community family medicine practice that has particular focus on geriatrics, you will also spend time in adult day care services, hospice, home health, speech/hearing, physical therapy, an Alzheimer's unit at Rush Presbyterian hospital, social services for the aging and nursing homes. As a second and third year resident you will also be assigned to one to two nursing home patients for whom you will be expected to see on a monthly basis throughout the two years.
Selectives and/or Electives
Questions about our Family Medicine Residency? E-mail us: Program Administration