Presence Health

First Year Rotations

Family Medicine Service (Internal Medicine) 8 weeks
Family Medicine Service Night Float 4 weeks (2 separate 2-week intervals)
Cardiology/CCU (Critical Care) 4 weeks
Obstetrics 6 weeks
Obstetrics Night Float 2 weeks
Pediatrics/Neonatology 6 weeks
Pediatrics/Neonatology Night Float 2 weeks
Ambulatory Pediatrics 4 weeks
Health Systems/Practice Management/Professional Development 4 weeks
Urology 2 weeks
Gastroenterology 2 weeks
Surgery 4 weeks
Intersession 4 weeks

Second Year Rotations

Family Medicine Service (Internal Medicine) 4 weeks
ICU (Critical Care) 4 weeks (2 separate 2 week intervals)
ICU Night Float (Critical Care) 4 weeks (2 separate 2 week intervals)
Emergency Medicine 4 weeks
Obstetrics 3 weeks
Obstetrics Night Float 1 week
Pediatrics/Neonatology 3 weeks
Pediatrics/Neonatology Night Float 1 week
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4 weeks
Gynecology/Women’s Health 4 weeks
Health Systems/Practice Management/Professional Development 4 weeks
Geriatrics 4 weeks
Orthopedics 4 weeks
Elective 4 weeks
Intersession 4 weeks

Third Year Rotations

Family Medicine Service (Internal Medicine) 4 weeks
Family Medicine Service Night Float 4 weeks (2 separate 2 week intervals)
Emergency Medicine 4 weeks
Maternal-Child Service 3weeks
Maternal-Child Service Night Float 1 week
Ambulatory Pediatrics 4 weeks
Health Systems/Practice Management/Professional Development 4 weeks
Sports Medicine 4 weeks
Ophthalmology 2 weeks
ENT 2 weeks
Dermatology 2 weeks
Neurology 2 weeks
Internal Medicine Selective 4 weeks
Electives 8 weeks
Intersession 4 weeks

* Continuity practice site is chosen at the beginning of residency: either the PrimeCare Wicker Park practice on South Campus, or the PrimeCare West Town practice on North Campus.

The Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and meets or exceeds the requirements for training in Family Medicine.  Residents and faculty participate in a joint, ongoing monthly review of our curriculum to ensure that residents are receiving high quality training experiences.

Program Instruction and Didactics

The formal instructional portion of the curriculum takes place on an ongoing basis throughout residency. The centerpiece is a series of didactic conferences that convenes three times per week from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. in the Medical Center’s Residency Conference Room. These noon conferences tend to focus on ambulatory issues and practice management skills. In addition, two mornings per week, the residents on the Family Medicine Service and Critical Care rotations (including Night Float) run an Internal Medicine morning report that highlights important diagnostic and management issues in recently admitted patients, and develops clinical reasoning skills in Internal Medicine. Similarly, two mornings per week, residents on the Obstetrics and Pediatrics/Neonatology services (including Night Float) run a Maternal-Child morning report that highlights important diagnostic and management issues in recently admitted obstetrical or pediatric patients, and develops clinical reasoning skills unique to these areas. Program faculty and residents lead or moderate most morning or noon sessions, but also draw on the expertise of specialists practicing at the Medical Center, as well as a wide range of faculty from the Chicago area's seven medical schools.

In accordance with AAFP and ACGME guidelines, our curriculum also includes continuing medical education (CME) seminars with visiting medical staff. Hospital-wide CME conferences take place every Tuesday at noon. Tumor board meetings also convene monthly during the noontime conference.

In addition to clinical and conference attendance responsibilities, each resident is provided with and expected to complete a monthly reading and self-assessment program (including clinical simulations in selected areas as they become available) throughout the course of their residency training. Comprised of up-to-date, evidence-based learning modules from the AAFP, ABFM, and other authoritative sources, these elements are keyed to the resident’s current rotation to ensure the timeliness and relevance of the material. This component of the residency is designed to ensure that each resident 1) becomes well-grounded in the Medical Knowledge competencies covering the breadth of Family Medicine, and 2) is guided to assume primary responsibility and a continuing commitment to their own lifelong learning process.

All residents are certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, ALSO, and NRP throughout the course of their training.

Finally, reflecting the missions of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and its affiliated health centers, the program provides residents with many opportunities to serve the community outside of the scope of the traditional inpatient and outpatient medical care settings.  The residency's robust community medicine curriculum offers resident’s the opportunity to learn and employ public health concepts as residents complete a community assessment in our primary service area, gain experience providing care to homeless and incarcerated populations, and increase their neighborhood involvement by providing health talks at local community-based organizations and schools.