OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, with 710 licensed beds and 550 staffed beds of which 127 are pediatrics, is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. It is the major referral center for a 23-county region in north-central Illinois. OSF Saint Francis serves as both a primary care community hospital for metropolitan Peoria as well as a tertiary care center complete with Level I trauma services and Level Ill intensive care units. OSF Saint Francis is the 3rd largest Medical Center in Illinois with 5,000 employees and supports 9 residency programs. The Children's Hospital of Illinois is a hospital within OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and is the busiest children's hospital in Illinois outside of Chicago.
Medicine-Pediatrics interns begin on-site with separate Medicine and Pediatrics continuity clinics weekly, graduating into combined continuity clinic experiences after the second year of training. This hybrid of separate traditional clinics and newer combined experiences assures that each resident will be immersed in the basic tenets of outpatient care within each discipline before being expected to integrate the two disciplines in the fast pace of an all-ages setting.
Month-long block rotations are available in the offices of Medicine-Pediatrics attending physicians across the central part of Illinois, many in rural areas. Central Illinois is rich with Medicine-Pediatrics-trained physicians, and our trainees are strongly encouraged to avail themselves of these educational opportunities.
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