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Residency Education

University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine's Family Medicine Residency program features innovative curriculum and excellence in evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal skills, allowing each resident to achieve a publication during residency. Family Medicine residents develop broad experience in a variety of procedures. Ample elective time is enhanced with access to specialized programs and leaders in Sports Medicine, Integrative Medicine and Women's Health, and off-site and even international options provide unique opportunities. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) modules allow residents the chance to get direct feedback on patient interview and exam skills. Weekly Wednesday didactic conferences provide in-depth interactive sessions with faculty physicians, subspecialty colleagues, and resident peers. Epic, a nationally recognized advanced Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system connects NorthShore physicians and system-wide clinical settings, and ensures residents familiarity with cutting-edge EMR applications.

These are the current tracks offered to residents:

  • Women's Health
  • Sports Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Faculty Development
  • Urban Underserved
  • Maternity Care
  • Geriatrics/Palliative Care

Residents seeking an opportunity which is not currently offered can work with his or her faculty advisor to create a new track.

As part of the residency curriculum, residents are encouraged to participate in scholarly projects including:

  • Quality Improvement
  • Help Desk Answers
  • Scholarship Day

Quality Improvement and Population Health

Using the data and sophisticated health information technology available at NorthShore, our residency curriculum fully integrates population health into patient care. Highlights of our curriculum include:

  • Training in the innovative My Panel dashboard tool, and advanced disease registry that allows residents to manage their population's chronic disease and preventive care through our EHR
  • Collaboration with on-site case management team to improve the care of complex patients
  • Longitudinal quality improvement curriculum
  • Opportunities for team and individual quality improvement projects
  • Teamwork / leadership training as part of one of our three patient care teams in the Family Care Center
  • Advocacy opportunities through the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and participation in Spring Into Action
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