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University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

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Introduction

In 1867 the University of Illinois was chartered as a land grant institution. The medical school was founded in 1881 as the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago. The College of Medicine has 4 campuses: Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, Peoria, and Rockford. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago is located in the west side medical center district.

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The minimum premedical science courses are required and mathematics and behavioral science are recommended. Strong preference is given to state residents. The College of Medicine consists of 4 geographic sites, located in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and UrbanaChampaign, and 2 educational tracks. Students enrolled on the Chicago Track attend there all 4 years. Students enrolled on the Urbana, Peoria, or Rockford (UPR) Track spend the first year at Urbana-Champaign for basic science study and will remain there (mainly students enrolled in the combined degree Medical Scholars Program [MSP]) or move to Peoria or Rockford for the next 3 years. Transfer and advanced standing: A limited number of students who pass the school’s qualifying exam may be admitted to the second year on a space-available basis. Third-year transfers are considered only from among students currently enrolled in the second year of an out-of-state U.S. or Canadian allopathic medical school, with preference given to state residents with compelling reasons to return to Illinois. College of Medicine at Chicago This site is located about 2 miles west of downtown Chicago and is the largest of the 4 geographic sites. The College of Medicine at Chicago offers a 4-year program providing a solid foundation in the basic and clinical sciences leading to the MD degree. The curriculum consists of 2 years of basic and preclinical sciences followed by 2 years of clinical work. First year: This covers the introductory basic sciences. Clinical conferences are offered to reinforce basic science principles relevant to the practice of medicine. Second year: In addition to the advanced basic sciences, LPC courses are offered in medical ethics and human sexuality as well as physical diagnosis and problem solving. Third year: Rotation through 6 major clinical specialties. Fourth year: Involves rotations.The balance of the time is devoted to electives. College of Medicine at Peoria The college is located a few blocks west of downtown Peoria. This site includes basic science facilities and is affiliated with the Methodist Medical Center of Illinois and St. Francis Medical Center, allowing access to 1100 beds. Only the upper 3 years are taught, including advanced basic sciences and clinical studies. Second year: This serves as an introduction to clinical medicine, using a systemic pathophysiological teaching approach. Third year: The basic required clerkship rotations are taught,withtheemphasisontheclinicalpracticeofmedicine and the delivery of health care. Fourth year: Consists of at least 36 weeks of instruction. College of Medicine at Rockford Located near the northeast side of the city, the college consists of a teaching center and 3 associated hospitals – Rockford Memorial, St. Anthony Medical Center, and Swedish-American Hospital. The program at Rockford includes a unique experience in primary health care delivery at one of 3 Community Health Centers (CHC). This experience continues for 2 half days per week during the M-3 and M-4 years. Second year: This consists of pathology, pharmacology, issues in contemporary medicine, and clinical medicine skills, as well as a systemic-oriented introduction to clinical medicine. Third year: This consists of the required core clerkships in the CHC experience. Fourth year: This


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