Department of Pediatrics

About Our Program

The Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria is located at Children’s Hospital of Illinois, the third-largest children’s hospital in Illinois – a full-service pediatric hospital on the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center campus with more than 115 pediatric specialists representing more than 40 pediatric subspecialities.

Our three-year program accepts up to 10 residents each year. Here you will find cutting-edge technology, an expert faculty, a diverse patient mix, strong resident camaraderie and a family-friendly environment.


How We Teach and Learn

  • Individualized curriculum
  • Focus on resident well-being
  • Academic appointment for residents with the medical school for their teaching role with students
  • Dedicated simulation curriculum within state-of-the-art Jump Simulation


Where We Work

Children’s Hospital of Illinois

  • Largest children’s hospital in Illinois outside of Chicago area
  • Pediatric Critical Care Center complete with neonatal and pediatric ICUs, general pediatrics, and dedicated pediatric surgery facilities, including a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and the Congenital Heart Center
  • Home to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

Where We Live

Peoria, Illinois

It’s the best of both worlds: city living with a small-town vibe. Peoria offers rich cultural amenities, family-friendly activities and ample job opportunities.

  • Low cost of living
  • Vibrant arts scene
  • Largest park district in Illinois
  • Minor league baseball and hockey

Contact Us

Christy Vincent, Pediatrics Residency Coordinator
530 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL 61637
(309) 655-2274
[email protected]