Family Medicine Rotation Review

I completed my six weeks Family Medicine core rotation at JPH and also on offsite locations.  The rotation is basically concentrated in clinical setting and also in geriatrics. I honestly did not enjoy it because I did not like working in the nursing home. I did clinic hours in the hospital but then I had to drive to over 15 nursing homes and take care of patients there. 
The rotation basically dealt with typing up history and physical notes on Practice Fusion software. I had to type it up and then the doctor would do his checkup and retype his own notes. I didn’t see the reason I had to type it unless it was for my learning experience because the student’s notes are never accepted.
I hated working in the nursing homes in Chicago because I felt bad for the patients there. Majority of the nursing home patients look depressed because their families dump them there and rarely visit them. Only a few of the residents are jolly because their families come often and take them on outings. One of the nursing homes was right across the street of a graveyard; that is so cruel, it’s like telling the nursing home residents where they will go next. Also, in some of the nursing homes the nurses have a serious attitude issue with the students so, be aware of that and be extra polite to them.
I got an A grade out of it because it was easy in my opinion but I did not enjoy it because of seeing the condition of the senior patients was disappointing.

Pediatric Rotation Review

I conducted Pediatrics core rotation at Jackson Park Hospital with Dr. Hughes in the summer; this is a 6 weeks rotation. Dr. Hughes is a very energetic and nice pediatrician at the hospital.

There is one set of schedule during the summer and another different schedule during the school year. I had 4 days of clinic every week with 4 hours of rotations. Every other Friday I had to go to a clinic in a rural area, in Harvey, IL. Rotations are conducted in the MOB clinic on the 3rd floor. She serves as a physician at a local high school in South Side but since it was the summer time, I didn’t have to go to the high school.

Dr. Hughes does a great job in teaching about pediatrics. She will help you in understanding the vaccination schedules and more. She will teach you with hands-on learning with pediatric patients to understand pediatric concepts. All the patients you will see will be outpatients so you will not see any inpatients.

For the rotation you are to do one power point presentation on a system on 3 or more pediatric illnesses and one full pediatric history & physical.

Where to Get your Car’s Emission Test Done in Illinois

If you come from a US State where your car must pass the emission test in order to renew your vehicle registration then you should read this post.  On your license plate, on the top right, you need a new sticker every year, which represents passing the emission test.

If you have family or anyone else who can take care of your vehicle’s registration from your home state then you can do your emission test here in Illinois and send the paperwork back home to get the sticker for your license plate.

For Illinois registered cars, the emission test is free but for out-of-state registered vehicles, the price is $20 in cash. Make sure you have cash because they do not accept any other forms of payment.

I went to the testing station at:
1850 Webster Ave.
Chicago , IL 60614

I went in the main office and asked for a volunteer emission test for an out-of-state vehicle, and paid $20 in cash. They went out to get my car’s license plate number and the car’s VIN (vehicle identification number). Then they got the rest of the information such as my house address and other minor information in my home state and gave me a voucher. Then I took my car to the opposite side of the office and gave my voucher to the person who conducts the test and got my car’s emission tested; and passed.

You can find other testing locations at the Air Team Illinois website.