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 spend six 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, and gynecologic oncology.
Two- and four-week electives in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine and minimally invasive gynecology and urogyneocology are offered to medical students in their fourth year as well as an OBGYN sub-internship.
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.