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Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Externship Experience

The student extern will gain experience in medical administration, some education specific to the Community Health Center movement and how FQHCs operate and play a vital role in the community.  Students will gain some clinical experience, with a focus on primary care integration of services (Medical, Behavioral Health, and Addiction).   Some clinical shadowing of a provider will be offered.   The goals of the externship are to foster leadership, interest in systems of care for underserved populations, and an introduction to primary care medicine.

Dates, hours and expectations
This externship must cover four total weeks and may begin June 12 (skipping the week of July 19) or start on June 26 or July 10. 
The four weeks do not have to be consecutive if a vacation week is already scheduled. The final four weeks can be set by agreement with the selected student and the lead preceptor, Christina Wells, MD. 
Some of work will be self-directed. 
Student will be added to the IAFP FPs in FQHCs member interest group.  

This externship is at UI-Mile Square Health Center Cicero location with lead preceptor Christina Wells, MD.  Dr. Wells is a member of the IAFP's FPs in FQHCs Member Interest Group, chair of the Food is Medicine Member Interest Group and was elected to the IAFP Board of Directors in 2020.  We encourage you to learn more about the clinic before you apply, using the link for UI-Mile Square above. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 08:33 AM