Education - Division of General Internal Medicine
Faculty members in the Division of GIM play a major role in teaching medical students at the Feinberg School of Medicine and residents in the Department of Medicine. In addition, our faculty teaches the Institute for Healthcare Studies’ training programs and the Vascular Medicine Training Program.
Undergraduate Medical Education
GIM faculty has important leadership positions and teaching responsibilities in multiple course and units for the medical students, including Medical Decision Making and the Physician Patient and Society courses.
Primary Care Clerkship
The Primary Care Clerkship is a four week required clerkship for third year medical students that provides an introduction to the world of the generalist physician. Students care for patients in clinics and private offices and have an opportunity to learn from physicians who espouse and practice the biopsychosocial, patient-centered philosophy that is central to primary care.
Resident Ambulatory Education, Department of Medicine
Faculty in the Division of GIM supervise residents in the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF), the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, as well as three community centers that provide care to underserved populations in Chicago. The Ambulatory Education residents have other ambulatory experiences including rotations in the Northwestern Memorial Emergency Room, the VA’s outpatient unit, and an Ambulatory Block rotation.
Other Teaching Roles
In addition to teaching clinical medicine, the GIM faculty is committed to training the next generation of researchers. Our researchers provide classroom teaching and supervise research projects for medical students, residents, and fellows.
Medical Student and Resident Research Projects (Trainee names are in bold)
Herman SD, Liu K, Tian L, Guralnik JM, Ferrucci L, Criqui MH, Liao Y, McDermott MM. Baseline lower extremity strength and subsequent decline in functional performance at six-year follow-up in persons with lower extremity peripheral arterial disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Dec;57(12):2246-52. PubMed PMID: 19874404.
Payvandi L, Dyer A, McPerson D, Ades P, Stein J, Liu K, Ferrucci L, Criqui MH, Guralnik JM, Lloyd-Jones D, Kibbe MR, Liang ST, Kane B, Pearce WH, Verta M, McCarthy WJ, Schneider JR, Shroff A, McDermott MM. Physical activity during daily life and brachial artery flow-mediated dilation in peripheral arterial disease. Vasc Med. 2009 Aug;14(3):193-201. PubMed PMID: 19651668.
Persell SD, Dunne AP, Lloyd-Jones DM, Baker DW. Electronic health record-based cardiac risk assessment and identification of unmet preventive needs. Med Care. 2009 Apr;47(4):418-24. PubMed PMID: 19238100.
Garg PK, Liu K, Tian L, Guralnik JM, Ferrucci L, Criqui MH, Tan J, McDermott MM. Physical activity during daily life and functional decline in peripheral arterial disease. Circulation 2009 Jan 20;199(2):251-260. PubMed PMID: 19118256.
Vidula H, Tian L, Liu K, Criqui MH, Ferrucci L, Pearce WH, Greenland P, Green D, Tan J, Garside DB, Guralnik JM, Ridker PM, Rifai N, McDermott MM. Biomarkers of inflammation and thrombosis as predictors of near-term mortality with peripheral arterial disease. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jan 15;148(2):85-93. PubMed PMID: 18195333.
Baker DW, Persell SD, Thompson JA, Soman NS, Burgner KM, Liss D, Kmetik KS. Automated review of electronic health records to assess quality of care for outpatients with heart failure. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Feb 20;146(4):270-7. PubMed PMID: 17310051.
Persell SD, Wright JM, Thompson JA, Kmetik KS, Baker DW. Assessing the validity of national quality measures for coronary artery disease using an electronic health record. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Nov 13;166(20):2272-7. PubMed PMID: 17101947.
Garg PK, Tian L, Criqui MH, Liu K, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, Tan J, McDermott MM. Physical activity during daily life and mortality in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Circulation 2006 Jul 18;114(3):242-8. PubMed PMID: 16818814.
Giri J, McDermott MM, Greenland P, Guralnik JM, Criqui MH, Liu K, Ferrucci L, Green D, Schneider JR, Tian L. Statin use and functional decline in patients with and without peripheral arterial disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Mar 7;47(5):998-1004. PubMed PMID: 16516084.