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Monica Vela, MD, Internal Medicine, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Medical Center

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Internal Medicine Chicago, IL

Associate Professor

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Education & Training

  • University of Chicago Medical Center
    University of Chicago Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1993 - 1996
  • University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
    University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of MedicineClass of 1993
  • University of Illinois
    University of IllinoisB.S., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 1985 - 1989

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1993 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Herbert Nickens Award Society of General Internal Medicine, 2014
  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Service and Advocacy University of Chicago, 2014
  • Fellow in Leadership Award (Inaugural Award) Alpha Omega Alpha, 2014
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • URM Candidates Are Encouraged to Apply: A National Study to Identify Effective Strategies to Enhance Racial/Ethnic Faculty Diversity in Academic Departments of Medicine  
    Peek M, Johnson J, Kim K, Vela, M, Acad Med, 1/1/2013
  • Improving Under-Represented Minority Medical Student Recruitment with Health Disparities  
    Vela, M., Kim K, Tang H., Chin M, Curriculum Journal of General Internal Medicine, 1/1/2010
  • The Chicago Breath Project: A Regional Approach to Improving Education on Asthma Inhalers for Resident Physicians and Minority Patients  
    Press VG, Pincavage AT, Pappalardo AA, Baker DC, Conwell WC, Cohen JC, Hoyte FL, Johnson ME, Prochaska MV, Vela MB, Arora VM, J Nat’l Med Assoc, 1/1/2010
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Abstracts/Posters

  • SEALS: A Process and Intermediate Outcome Evaluation of an innovative pipeline curriculum
    Fritz, CL and Vela, MB, National Society of General Internal Medicine for Innovations in Medical Education Category, 1/1/2014
  • Advocating for Advocacy Training in Medical School: Too Little Too Late?
    Press, V., Fritz CL, Vela MB, National Society for General Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA, 1/1/2014
  • National Survey of Medical Spanish Curriculum in U.S. Medical Schools
    Morales R, Rodriguez L, Singh A, Stratta E, Mendoza L, Valerio MA, Vela MB, AAMC Medical Education Meeting - Accelerating Learning. Fostering Connections, Chicago, IL, 1/1/2014
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Lectures

  • Medical Spanish Coursework in U.S. Medical Schools 
    Washington. D.C. - 1/1/2015
  • Diversity in the Medical Profession 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2015
  • SEALS: A Process and Intermediate Outcome Evaluation of an innovative pipeline curriculum 
    Chicago, IL - 1/1/2014
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Other

  • Workshop: Effective Time Management for Academic Physicians and Researchers 
    Needa Laiteerapong, Lisa Vinci, Monica Vela, Deborah Burnet, UCMC
    1/1/2015
  • Workshop for GIM Female Housestaff. Enhance Your Negotiation Skills: Leadership Development for GIM 
    Deborah Burnet, Monica Vela, Lisa Vinci
    1/1/2014
  • Workshop: Enhance Your Negotiation Skills: Leadership Development for Faculty 
    Deborah Burnet, Lisa Vinci, Monica Vela, Karen Kim, Victoria Prince, UCMC
    1/1/2014
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Press Mentions

  • Why We Can't Wait
    Why We Can't WaitMarch 13th, 2021

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations