Presence Health

Our program curriculum is constantly evolving based on input from our residents. We aim to improve our training experiences to meet the future needs of our residents as well their patients. We offer a comprehensive curriculum designed to fully prepare our residents for all aspects of family practice.

Clinical Rotations

First Year
Family Medicine IP Service-I 3 Months
Family Medicine IP Service-II 3 Months
Pediatrics 2 Month
Obstetrics 2 Months
Emergency Medicine   1 Month
General Surgery 1 Month
Second Year
Family Medicine IP Service-I (Supervising Resident) 1 Month
Family Medicine IP Service-II (Supervising Resident) 1 Month
Pediatrics (Includes Adolescent Medicine) 2 Month
Gynecology 1 Month
Behavioral & Community Medicine 1 Month
Orthopedics 1 Month
Intensive Care Unit 1 Month
Family Health Center 1 Month
Dermatology 1 Month
Elective 2 Months
Third Year
Family Medicine IP Service-I (Senior Resident) 1 Month
Family Medicine IP Service-II (Senior Resident) 1 Month
Family Health Center 1 Month
Geriatric Medicine 1 Month
Gynecology/Office Urology 1 Month
Orthopedics 1 Month
ENT/Ophthalmology 1 Month
Electives 4 Months
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s  Hospital of Chicago’s Northwestern University - Emergency Medicine 1 Month
  • Behavioral Science is longitudinally integrated throughout the residency, and includes a one-month intensive Behavioral and Community Medicine Rotation dedicated to skill building in the assessment and treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues, crisis intervention, and outpatient psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Residents participate as co-therapists in Counseling Clinic where they become adept at providing evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with Motivational Interviewing.  They work in our Harborview Recovery Center practicing Addiction Medicine.  Additionally, they participate in our Intensive Outpatient Psychiatry Program, go on Home Visits with faculty and learn crisis intervention skills in with the Crisis/Psyc Team in the SJH Emergency Department. 
  • In the first year residents spend 1-2 half-days per week in The Seton Family Health Center, in the second year 3-4 half-days, and in the third year 4-5 half days.


A number of elective experiences are available for residents, depending on personal interests and career goals. For most, emphasis is placed on practical office application while some review basic procedures of a given medical discipline. Offerings include:

  • Sports Medicine & Orthopedics
  • Office Gynecology
  • Neonatal Special Care Unit
  • High-Risk Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology
  • Oncology
  • Nutritional Counseling/Weight Management
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Allergy-Immunology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Hospice Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical Research
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Hematology
  • Pain Management
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine

Didactic Experience

Three hours of protected academic time are set aside each week, Wednesday from 1-4 pm. Attendance is mandatory for all Family Medicine Residents. All Family Medicine Residents are excused from their on electives and other rotations outside the department so that they may attend the didactic training sessions. Those on vacation and post-call are excused.


Topics covered include:

  • Practice Management
  • Geriatrics Curriculum
  • Pediatrics Didactics
  • Behavioral Science Curriculum
  • Subspecialty Lecture Topics
  • Monthly Resident Research - Evidenced Based Medicine Journal Critique

In addition, residents may attend conferences sponsored by the Departments of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology as time and interest allows.

Residency-teaching opportunity