Med Student Advising

Strolling Through the Match was developed by the AAFP to guide medical students in choosing and applying to residencies. This book emphasizes a practical approach and encourages students to gather and summarize specialty information, establish timelines, and organize checklists and reference materials.

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Jennifer Bello-Kottenstette MD

Residency: West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, Il

Interests: Reproductive Health, Substance Use Disorder, Correctional Health



Janice Benson MD

Residency: Cook County Hospital Family Medicine Residency

Interests: Teaching and curriculum design skills for clinicians, care for medically underserved populations and community medicine, primary care physician workforce issues, holistic care for patients with both mental health and physical health problems, office-based counseling, inpatient care.

Other specialty interests in medical school: Neurology, pediatrics but due to my strong interest and commitment to Community Medicine, there was no other plan except for choose Family Medicine so that I could learn to take care of all ages, all problems for community people.



Kelly Eagen MD, Pritzker School Of Medicine Alum 2008

Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Interests: Homelessness, Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Mental Health

Other specialty interests in medical school: Internal Medicine, Peds



Kohar Jones MD

Residency: Middlesex Family Medicine Residency (intern year), Brown Family Medicine Residency

Special interests: healthcare for the homeless, refugee health, addiction medicine, social determinants of health and health equity, health advocacy, narrative medicine, National Health Service Corps.

Other specialty possibilities: psychiatry, preventive medicine.



Rebecca Levine MD, Pritzker School of Medicine Alum 2012

Residency: Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine, Chicago, Il



Paul Luning MD, MPH

Residency: West Suburban Family Medicine Residency Program, Oak Park, Il

Special Interests: Underserved Medicine



Deborah E. Midgley MD, Pritzker School of Medicine Alum 1998

Residency: West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park. Il

Special Interests: Women's health- prenatal care, gynecology including colposcopies, contraceptive management including IUD insertions, as well as underserved/public health medicine, and caring for Spanish-speaking patients.



Sonia Oyola MD

Residency: Cook County Family Medicine, Chicago, Il

Special Interests: Underserved populations, Domestic Violence and Integrative Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine.



Umang Sharma MD

Residency: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Interests: chronic disease management, adolescent health, women's health, prevention



Debbie Stulberg MD

Residency: West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park. Il

Interests: Reproductive Health, maternal-child health, family dynamics/psychosocial issues, mental health, eating, exercise and physical wellness



Rebecca Tharaud, (Maiden name--Sheffield) Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago alum 2008

Residency: MacNeal Family Medicine Residency, Chicago, Il

Interests: Outpatient pediatrics, geriatrics, prenatal care, underserved medicine....okay, basically everything.

Other specialties considered: Pediatrics