Medical Students

rotation application information

Medical Student Rotation

Welcome, and thanks for taking an interest in our EM medical student rotation.

VSAS APPLICATIONS OPEN APRIL 1, 2018

Student rotations, consistent with the Residency Program’s home being comprised of four main clinical sites, are also divided among the four sites.

Common questions (and answers) include:

1. ‘Do you accept USMLE or COMLEX for the rotation and/or residency application?’  DO students are welcome to apply for rotation and residency, however, we only accept USMLE Step 1 for our rotation and USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK for our residency.  The COMLEX Step 2 CS and COMLEX Step 3 are acceptable and you are not required to take the USMLE equivalent exam.

2. ‘Which site should I pick?‘: This is a tough one to answer as each site is very different. Peruse our pages to learn more about the sites and pick the one that interests you the most. If you are not sure, then ask us.

3. ‘Does one site give me a better chance of matching than the others?‘: No, absolutely not. Despite the Program Director being at the UIH site, each of our 4 sites has their own Education Director & Clerkship Director. Each of the 4 sites hold equal weight when it comes to interview and rank-list time. A common misconception is that you have to rotate at UIH to match, which is completely false.

4. ‘How are SLOEs written?’: Evaluation forms will be filled out for each shift you complete, and those will be used to fill out your overall SLOE.  The letters will then be grouped from all the sites to determine your overall ranking among your peers.  Therefore, being at one site over another will not affect how you are ranked.

5. ‘How can I be prepared for my rotation?’: Please click on the link “Medical Student Rotators” for information about your upcoming rotation.  This includes prereadings for the medical student simulation sessions, videos for procedures, and other important resources.

6. ‘If I rotate as a medical student, am I guaranteed an interview?’: No.  Typically, most students that rotate are offered interviews, however, this is not the rule.

7. ‘What is the education exposure during this rotation?’: You will attend the weekly resident conferences on Thursday mornings from 7am to noon.  You will also attend 1 or 2 medical student education sessions that will entail simulation sessions and procedure training.  The conference schedule is listed in the calendar on BrownCoatNation.  The information for conference site location, room location, start time, and prereadings can be found by clicking on the specific day.

8. ‘What is the trauma exposure during this rotation?’ If you are rotating at Masonic or Lutheran, you will have an opportunity to participate in the incoming trauma resuscitations as these are level 1 trauma centers.  If you are not at these sites during your rotation, you will receive tours of these departments.

As for the sites themselves, please click on the links below to learn more about each site:

Contact Information

Hospital
Medical Student Director
Coordinator
Phone Number
UIH
Dr. Lisa Gehm (lgehm@uic.edu)
Jennifer Ytem (JYtem@uic.edu)
312-413-4598
IMMC (Masonic)
Dr. Elizabeth Byrnes (ezb3112@gmail.com)
Syreeta McFarland (syreeta.mcfarland@ advocatehealth.com)
312-413-4598
Mercy
Dr. Deb Baines (dbaines@epmg.com)
Lisa Baxter (lbaxter@epmg.com)
312-413-4598
LGH (Lutheran)
Terry Chiganos (Terry.Chiganos@ advocatehealth.com)
Tara Murphy (tara.murphy@ advocatehealth.com)
312-413-4598