Clinical Focus

  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (2018)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (2018)
  • Excellence in Family Medicine Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (2018)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2021)
  • Residency: Stanford O'Connor Family Medicine Residency (2021) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois at Chicago Office of the Registrar (2018) IL
  • MD, with Honors, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (2018)
  • BS, with Highest Honors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Speech and Hearing Science (2013)

All Publications

  • Developing a Telemedicine Curriculum for a Family Medicine Residency. PRiMER (Leawood, Kan.) Ha, E., Zwicky, K., Yu, G., Schechtman, A. 2020; 4: 21


    Introduction: Telemedicine has rapidly become an essential part of primary care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, formal training in telemedicine during residency is lacking. We developed and implemented a telemedicine curriculum for a family medicine residency program and investigated its effect on resident confidence levels in practicing telemedicine.Methods: We designed a process map of the telemedicine visit workflow at the residency clinic to identify key topics to cover in the curriculum. We created a live 50-minute didactic lecture on best practices in telemedicine, along with a quick-reference handout. We distributed pre- and postintervention surveys to current residents (N=24) to assess the effect of the educational intervention on their confidence in practicing telemedicine.Results: Fourteen residents (58% response rate) completed all aspects of the study including both surveys and participation in the educational intervention. Confidence levels in conducting telemedicine visits increased in three of five domains: (1) virtual physical exam ( P=.04), (2) visit documentation (P=.03), and (3) virtually staffing with an attending ( P=.04). Resident interest in using telemedicine after residency also increased following the educational intervention.Conclusion: Telemedicine requires a unique skill set. Formal education on best practices improves resident confidence levels and interest in practicing telemedicine. Primary care residency programs should incorporate telemedicine training to adequately prepare their graduates for clinical practice.

    View details for DOI 10.22454/PRiMER.2020.126466

    View details for PubMedID 33111048