Downers Grove, IL Campus Catalog / Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Student Academic Policies / Supervision of Medical Students by Osteopathic or Allopathic Physicians Only

IL MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT (225 ILCS 60/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400 13) Sec. 13. Medical students. Candidates for the degree of doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, or doctor of osteopathic medicine enrolled in a medical or osteopathic college, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association, may practice under the direct, on premises supervision of a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois and who is a member of the faculty of an accredited medical or osteopathic college. (Source: P.A. 89 702, eff. 7 1 97.)

As part of their medical education experience, medical students must have direct, on-premises supervision by licensed healthcare providers within their scope of practice and with appropriate qualifications in their disciplinary fields who are licensed to practice medicine in the state in which care is being provided.  In the case of physicians, the physician must be AOA or ABMS board certified/eligible to serve as a preceptor or clinical faculty member.

Any licensed healthcare provider, as defined above, who is designated as a teacher for CCOM students, is recognized to be a member of the extended faculty.  Any health professional providing health services to a student, through a therapeutic relationship, must recuse themselves from the academic assessment or promotion of the student receiving those health services.