The LUCENT Primary Care Program is a multi-disciplinary program that aims to develop effective leaders for primary care transformation in urban communities. Residents and faculty who participate in this program will have expanded ambulatory clinical training, participate in quarterly seminars, and lead funded clinical practice innovation projects.

You can apply for the LUCENT program during either intern year for categorical residents, or during second year for med/peds and 4yr track residents.

For more information, please visit the program’s website.

Current Scholarship Track Residents

Michael Harries, MA, MD (Health Services Track)Michael Harries, MD
Medical School: University of Chicago
Michael Bertenthal, MDMichael Bertenthal, MD
Medical School: Loyola University
Kali Kramolis, MD, MPHKali Kramolis, MD, MPH
Medical School: University of Wisconsin

Elizabeth Garcia, MD


Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago

Dipika Gaur, MD, MS, MPH


Medical School: Rush University

Jenna Kyriazes, MD, MA


Medical School: University of Illinois at Rockford

Recent graduates:

  • Bako Orionzi, MD
    • Current chief resident
  • Emily Nolte, MD MPH
    • Current urgent care practitioner in Birmingham, AL. Followed by primary care pediatrics in Chicago, IL