University of Illinois-Chicago Global Community Health Track

Contact Information

University of Illinois-Chicago Global Community Health Track
1919 W Taylor
Chicago, IL 60612
312-355-1706
jdykens@uic.edu

Description of Program

This program provides a structured approach to Global Community Health and is available to residents enrolled in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, which will foster growth of the resident as a capable clinician, curious academician, passionate patient and community advocate, and well-rounded and knowledgeable health provider.

Location(s) of program: University of Illinois at Chicago

Description of field experience: Formal international experience is currently in development. Informal opportunities are currently encouraged through alternative programs.

Description of didactics: Two-year longitudinal curriculum with lectures by many guest speakers established in the field. Lectures focus on clinical and public health considerations, both domestic and international, in order to provide a broad perspective to training residents. Emphasis is placed on Community Health and Primary Care in these discussions, though an extremely wide range of topics are covered. Quarterly journal clubs in collaboration with the wider university setting offer diverse viewpoints and rich discussion. Community activities integrated into the Community Medicine elective are offered such as refugee health and health advocacy. Longitudinal research focusing on community interventions in health disparities and chronic disease in relative low income settings domestically and internationally exist.

Cost to individual resident: Currently, residents who are selected to formally participate in the Global Community Health Track will receive partial funding for activities.

Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 2

Description of faculty involvement: Family Medicine Faculty are directly involved in didactics, research mentorship and community activities. Faculty will be involved in the formal international experience and international research arm as this is developed.

Does the program accept medical students for trips? Yes

Does the program accept residents from outside the program for trips? No

Approximate time of year/duration of trips: Flexible

Who to contact if interested in applying:

Andrew Dykens
Family Physician
jdykens@uic.edu
312-636-0073