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About the Program Heading link

The Anesthesiology Residency Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) is a 4-year categorical program. We accept eight residents in each year.

  • Faculty-to-Resident Ratio

    1:1 faculty to resident ratio for the first 2 months of the CA-1 year then the ratio will be 1:2. This means that an anesthesiologist is covering 2 resident rooms. The ratio for cardiac cases is 1:1.

  • Electives

    We offer a minimum of four electives in CA‐3 year with many unique opportunities ranging from research, transesophageal echocardiography, and additional subspecialty rotations of your choice.

  • Work Week

    Residents work an average of 55-60 hours per week. This is rotation-dependent.

  • Call Shifts

    Varies from rotation to rotation. While on your OR anesthesia rotations, you will take anywhere between 3-4 call shifts per month. Call shifts are 24 hours.

  • Vacation

    Residents receive 21 vacation days per year.

Clinical Training Facilities Heading link

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Our home base, where all the residency training takes place, is OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, which is the largest hospital in the OSF HealthCare network located in Peoria, Illinois. It is nationally recognized as a quality leader and is considered the largest hospital in Peoria County. It provides the latest treatment options, technology, and expert physicians, and it is the main referral center for cardiac surgery, pediatric general and cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, cardiology, and high-risk obstetrics patients.

Jump Education and Simulation Center:
Our program offers high-fidelity patient simulation in the dedicated Jump Education and Simulation Center. This
state-of-the-art facility is used throughout the residency.

A Welcome Letter from our Program Director Heading link

Image of Abdalhai Alshoubi, MD, FASA

Let me start by congratulating you and your family. What an incredible achievement! I hope you will all pause to reflect on the tremendous contributions you have made through all of your hard work and know that the future of medicine is better because you are all a part of it.

The Anesthesiology Residency Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP), in affiliation with OSF St. Francis Medical Center is an ACGME-accredited four-year post-graduate training program. Our goals are to provide our residents with superior training that will enable them to offer top-notch, professional, evidence-based care to their patients.

The program not only nurtures academic growth but also teaches residents on principles of communication, professionalism, patient safety, and empathy to help them become well-rounded physicians.

The basic and clinical lecture series, clinical conferences, and other educational activities are structured to strike a balance between theoretic and practical knowledge. We aim to provide our residents with a wealth of clinical anesthesiology and its subspecialties, solidifying their foundation to being successful upon graduation.

You will be surrounded by outstanding faculty with exceptional clinical skills and a strong commitment to resident education. Our faculty are always available to provide residents with mentorship and guide them as needed through their residency at this institution. We are proud of the diversity of our patient and provider population and the complexity of cases.

We warmly welcome you to our institution and sincerely appreciate your interest in our program.

Best wishes,
Abdalhai Alshoubi, MD, FASA
Founding Anesthesiology Residency Program Director

Our Leadership Heading link