M3-M4 Family Medicine Clerkship
Welcome to the Family Medicine Clerkship
On behalf of our faculty across the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, we would like to welcome you to your clerkship experience. We hope that you will find your clerkship to be intellectually challenging and rewarding. Family Medicine Clerkship serves as a developmental axis around which students build a firm knowledge base of clinical science, acquire the skills of a competent clinician, gain insight into the psychosocial dimension of disease and develop the professional attitudes of a caring and compassionate physician.
The Family Medicine M3 Clerkship emphasizes training in outpatient primary care clinic sites. You will spend six weeks working side-by-side with family physicians and family medicine residents caring for patients. The six weeks will be divided into a 3-week block at the Family Medicine Residency Program in Rockford and a 3-week block at a family medicine clinic in the greater Rockford region.
The objectives/goals/components of the clerkship include:
- Comprehensive clinical experiences with a family medicine perspective
- Diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic medical conditions in primary care settings
- Preventative medicine and public health
- Role of family medicine in health care systems
The Family Medicine M4 rotation emphasizes training in the unique issues facing family practice physicians who care for patients in a variety of clinical opportunities.
You may spend two to four weeks working with patients at any of the following sites:
- Family Medicine: Clinical (can take place at OSF Poplar Grove, KSB-Mt. Morris or KSB-Dixon)
- Inpatient Family Medicine
- Care for the Underserved
- Correctional Medicine
- Geriatric Care
We appreciate and welcome feedback about your experience. If you have questions or concerns about your clerkship, please feel free to contact:
M3 – Carrie Sharkey, MD
Phone (815) 395-5754
M4 – Mitchell King, MD
Phone (815) 395-5608
Best wishes for a successful clerkship experience.