Abdul Rahman

I chose this residency program for its teaching opportunities, wide catchment area, and diverse patient populations. I enjoy teaching and having a medical school with rotating students on each service as well as a curriculum dedicated to helping residents become adept teachers not only gives me plenty of opportunities to teach but also to review concepts thoroughly. Being a referral center for Central Illinois also allows us to see tons of pathology as residents and become comfortable managing complex patients in the outpatient setting. Having diverse patient populations also helps us as residents develop a sense of cultural humility and expand our knowledge as clinicians. I couldn’t be happier with my choice of residency!

Khaled F. Abdul Rahman, MD, TL-2


I chose to interview at UICOMP after hearing of the program’s reputation and receiving recommendations from pediatric residents and mentors. Upon interviewing, the culture of the entire hospital left me with an unforgettable impression. The vibrancy, enthusiasm, and familial collegiality displayed by residents and faculty alike cultivate an ideal learning environment. Caring mentors foster personal growth. As a resident, I have enjoyed the diverse patient population and broad medical pathology. More importantly, I have always felt supported along the way. New to Peoria, my wife and I love the family-friendly culture and many outdoor recreational activities. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to come to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Trevor Washburn, MD, TL-2


Coming from the Pacific Northwest, I was aiming to find a challenging program that would inspire and motivate me to become the best physician I could be and prepare me to pursue any pediatric specialty I was passionate about. I found this and more at OSF CHOI. This pediatric residency program looks beyond the individual resident to even larger goals of giving children outstanding medical care and allowing residents to thrive with unconditional support from each other and faculty. During my Sub-Internship rotation as a medical student, I felt welcomed, encouraged, and challenged to better myself as a teammate and future physician while having fun in the process. Dr. Kandikattu and our faculty set a precedent of resident wellness and excellent training. I’ve already seen tremendous advocacy for our well being from them and how adamant they are in establishing a positive environment amidst the challenges and rigors of residency. Peoria isn’t so bad either…in fact, it’s great! The community is so welcoming and has so many indoor and outdoor activities to explore. Not to mention amazing BBQ and cheese curds!

Katherine Justice, DO, TL-1

Contact Us

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