Program Overview

Family Medicine Residency

Program Overview

Objectives

The Family Medicine Residency at Jackson Park Hospital is designed to train physicians in the art and science of Family Medicine. Particular emphasis is placed neither on the family unit, in which the physicians continuing responsibility for health care is limited by the patients age, sex, nor by a particular organ system.

The essence of Family Medicine is continuity of care. The program is dedicated to providing residents with the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become competent family physicians. These include:

  • Expertise in management of the most common disorders for all age groups Cost affective use of healthcare resources
  • Competence in relating behavioral science to traditional medical practice
  • Critical evaluation of one’s own progress and selecting strategies for increasing competence.
  • Teaching patients the principles of preventive medicine
  • Understanding the concepts of team care and being able to participate on a team
  • Implementing therapeutic plans, evaluating the results and following the patient’s health status over time
  • Demonstrating a knowledge of current medical legislation and its overall effects on the profession and population
  • Evaluation and management of geriatric patients with emphasis on prevention
  • Integration of managed care into the health care system
Resident Responsibilities in the Family Medicine Center (FMC)
In the FMC, residents care for their own patients under the supervision of the faculty. Residents work closely with the faculty who observe each resident/ patient encounter, and then discuss the care.

First Year Residents should expect to spend a minimum of two half-days per week at the FMC.

Second Year Residents assume more responsibility for the care of patients, checking with the faculty supervisors as needed. The faculty spot-checks resident/patient meetings; review medical charts daily, and discuss any questions with the residents. These residents spend approximately two to three half-days per week in the FMC and increase their patient responsibilities.

Third Year Residents' patient responsibility is increased with a high degree of autonomy and direct faculty supervision on a requested basis. The third year resident spends 4 to 5 half-days per week in the FMC.

Evaluations
Within the five months of starting the residency, the annual in-training examination of the American Board of Family Medicine is given. This examination helps identify strengths and weaknesses and is a base for measuring progress from year to year. Throughout the program, knowledge, skills, attitude, and behavior are evaluated by the faculty as well as by the physicians the residents rotate with. A conference is conducted on a quarterly basis by resident Evaluation and Promotion (REP) Committee to discuss progress being made, develop strategies to improve deficiencies and point out areas in which increasing competency is being demonstrated. The Faculty Advisor and Program Director give the feedback to the resident.

The Advisory System
A competent physician is the end result of a successful residency. To help meet individual educational goals, each resident is assigned a faculty advisor who provides support, direction, and professional encouragement.

Family Medicine Residency Core Faculty

L. Dodda, MD
L. Dodda, MD
Program Director
R. Nazneen, MD
R. Nazneen, MD
Director of OB Curriculum,
Family Medicine
A. Keswani, MD
A. Keswani, MD
Family Medicine
V. McGhee, MD
V. McGhee, MD
OB/Gynecology
 
 
S. Montgomery, MD
S. Montgomery, MD
Pediatrics
N. Muhammad, MD
N. Muhammad, MD
Family Medicine
J. Nunn, MD
J. Nunn, MD
OB/Gynecology
O. Okolo, MD
O. Okolo, MD
Family Medicine
 
       

 

 

 

Jackson Park Hospital
& Medical Center

7531 Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60649
Telephone: (773) 947-7500

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