Pediatrics Residency

About Our Program

The Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at 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, teaching excellence, patient diversity, strong resident camaraderie and a family-friendly environment.

Pediatrics Residency

College of Medicine at Peoria

  • Named 11th out of 161 of primary care graduates across the U.S., according to a study in the medical journal, Academic Medicine


  • Academic program within a 137-bed regional children’s medical center with a service area of more than 2 million people
  • 30 Pediatric residents and 32 Internal Medicine/Pediatric residents with the primary site for Pediatric education and training being the Children’s Hospital of Illinois
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Children’s Hospital of Illinois

  • Third largest children’s hospital in the state; largest outside of Chicago area
  • Pediatric Critical Care Center complete with neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, general pediatrics, a pediatric pharmacy and dedicated pediatric surgery facilities, including a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, the Congenital Heart Center, and the only pediatric neurosurgeons in Illinois outside of Chicago
  • Home to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate for children with cancer and blood diseases
  • Ranked in the top 50 in the nation for Neonatology and Pediatric Urology, according to the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report


  • Individualized curriculum
  • Residents receive an academic appointment with the med school for their teaching role with medical students
  • Dedicated simulation curriculum within state-of-the-art Jump Simulation
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Contact Us

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