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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

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We train residents to be exceptional physicians who are equipped for any career path – entering private practice, joining an academic department, or pursuing fellowship training.

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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria offers a fully accredited four-year graduate medical education program designed to prepare the resident for practice in general OB/GYN or for entry into advanced training in the subspecialties. After successful completion of the program, residents are eligible for examination by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Training sites and facilities

    We are affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Carle Health Methodist. Residents spend most of their time in OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, a tertiary medical center. The rest of their time is spent at Carle, depending on service requirements.

  • Specialties

    Our residents spend time in general obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology including ART (advanced reproductive technologies), and urogynecology. Residents are also assigned a panel of patients in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Continuity Clinic that they follow throughout their four years of training.

  • Residents train medical students

    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.

  • Research

    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.

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Applying to the Residency Heading link

Applicants are selected on the basis of their ability, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation and integrity. We do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications are only accepted through ERAS. Our program number is 2201611096. We also participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

We accept four candidates each year. Prospective candidates’ applications are reviewed, and those who meet our criteria are invited for an interview. Candidates who are not invited for an interview will be notified of their application status, either declined or placed on a waiting list for future interview slots.

If you graduate from a medical school in the U.S., you must include the following:

  • Completed application
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores (Step 1 and Step 2)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation including a Chairman’s letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A current photo ID

If you graduated from a medical school outside the U.S., you must include the following:

  • Completed application
  • A letter from the Dean of the medical school
  • A medical school transcript which shows actual grades
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores (Step 1 and Step 2)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation including a Chairman’s letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current ECFMG certification
  • A current photo ID
  • All IMGs must have completed a clerkship in Psychiatry at least 4 weeks in duration

The deadline for submitting applications with supporting documents is December 31, although we encourage applicants to complete their applications in the early fall. Selected applicants will receive email notifications regarding interview selection.

An interview is necessary for full consideration of your application. Interviews are conducted from October through January. Your interview may be virtual.

Sophia McCall Heading link

OB/GYN Residency Coordinator