The fellowship program considers candidates who have completed three years
of Internal Medicine and wish to expand their skills or plan a career in General
Internal Medicine. The two year program focuses on building clinical skills
in ambulatory medicine in the general medicine clinic where they supervise
medicine residents in their responsibilities for ambulatory medicine. In addition,
they experience supervised opportunities for learning the skills and responsibilities
for attending physician in inpatient academic services and consultations in
the University Hospital. The fellow also participates as a small group leader
in the pre-clinical course work of medical students in a course focusing on
bio-psycho-social aspects of medicine and medical care. The course includes
the skills of physical examination of simulated and actual patients.
The two year program has a additional focus on preparation for an academic
career by acquiring experience and skills in the acquisition of the MPH in
the School of Public Health or the MHEP in the Department
of Medical Education.
The content and methodology enable the fellow to participate in clinical research
protocols that could result in publication or presentations of research. Topics
may include clinical or disease epidemiology, analysis and evaluation in health
services research, in depth consideration of ethical issues in medical care,
in a rapidly reforming medical care system or innovations in conducting and
evaluation learning in the educational environment.
Interested candidates should contact the Department of Medicine:
Section of General Internal Medicine, M/C 718
840 South Wood Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7315
or send E-mail to Dr. Paul Heckerling.