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Program Director Welcome

Welcome to the University of Chicago NorthShore Family Medicine Residency. We are thrilled to announce our new affiliation with the Erie Evanston Skokie Family Health Center, a FQHC located at 1285 Hartrey Avenue in Evanston, Illinois. We will be moving our family care center for the 2019-20 academic year. As a FQHC, Erie provides high quality healthcare to a suburban urban patient population. With 7,000 enrolled patients Erie completed 24,000 visits last year. A new build out of 16 exam rooms will house the residents and faculty.

We are launching a "2x2" curriculum starting in the 2019-20 academic year. As a part of the Family Medicine Innovation in Continuity Clinic Experience (FM-NICCE) Pilot our residents will spend 2 weeks in clinic during every educational block. Residents will complete close to 2,000 patient care visits during their training. We expect improved continuity of care as well as improved patient and resident satisfaction in this learning model. We will be moving to longitudinal experiences in behavioral health care, geriatrics and community medicine in order to integrate and reinforce these skills over the course of the residency training.

The residency will continue to promote individualized educational programming to meet the needs of each residents. We feature dedicated sessions given by residents, residency faculty and subspeciality colleagues to provide broad, comprehensive training in preparation for practice and board examinations. We offer four elective blocks and opportunities to participate in specialty tracks in our strength areas of Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Women's Health, Maternity Care, Geriatrics, Faculty Development and Urban Underserved Medicine, Residents are encouraged to develop their own elective that better meet their career foals including local, national and international elective experiences.

Our faculty are nationally and internationally known for their work in the realms of Advocacy, Quality Improvement, Integrative Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Narrative Therapy, and Faculty Development. With a faculty ration of 1 to 2, we provide individual and mentorship that allows our residents to grow and develop as Family Physicians.

Residents are integral to the administration of the residency. Opportunities for leadership are ample and residents are invited to participate on Wellness Committee, Recruitment Committee, Quality Committee and Program Evaluation Committee as part of their rotational experiences and individual interest. The residency promotes political involvement and advocacy through participation in the Spring in to Action each May and boasts 4 of the recent resident presidents of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians.

I invite you to take a closer look at our website and we look forward to meeting you.

Deborah E. Miller, MD

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