About Our Program
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria offers a fully accredited four-year graduate medical education program designed to prepare the resident for practice in general OB/GYN or for entry into advanced training in the subspecialties. After successful completion of the program, residents are eligible for examination by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
We are affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center of Central Illinois. The Residents in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology spend most of their time in OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, a tertiary medical center. The rest of their time is spent at Methodist Medical Center, depending on service requirements of gynecologic oncology and reproductive endocrinology.
The Department has approximately 30 full and part-time faculty in general obstetrics and gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, REI, Urogynecology and anesthesia. We currently are approved for twelve residents, three per year. Our residents spend time in general obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology including ART (advanced reproductive technologies), and urogynecology. Residents are also assigned a panel of patients in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Continuity Clinic that they follow throughout their four years of training.
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is a major site for the clinical training of third and fourth year medical students of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The OB/GYN residents play a major role in the supervision and training of these students. Medical students spend eight weeks of their third year on the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship rotation. The clerkship includes didactic lectures, teaching rounds, and rotations with assigned attending physicians in general gynecology, obstetrics, gynecologic oncology and maternal-fetal medicine. The Department also offers an eight-week obstetrics and gynecology clerkship in the Bloomington area for one third year student on each of the eight-week rotations.
Four-week electives in benign operative gynecology, gynecologic oncology, labor and delivery obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility are offered to medical students in their fourth year.
Two and four week electives in Natural Procreative Technology are offered to third and fourth year residents. Basic introduction of common natural methods of family planning incorporated into gynecological and women’s health featuring medical and surgical approaches that appreciate, preserve and enhance fertility.
Research is an integral part of training of residents, and is required for graduation from the residency program. There are many opportunities to participate in research activities in the department. The University of Illinois College of Medicine holds a combined research day for all residents to present their research.