The mission of the UIC College of Medicine is to “…enhance the health of the citizens of Illinois through the education of physicians and biomedical scientists; the advancement of our understanding and knowledge of health and disease; and the provision of health care in a setting of education and research.”
The goals to achieve this mission include achieving excellence in the science, art, and practice of medicine through Teaching (Education), Research, Patient Care, and Public Service.
We are committed to providing for the education of physicians of high quality, in adequate numbers, and of appropriate specialties to serve optimally the needs of the citizens of Illinois. In addition, the College is committed to help in meeting national and international needs as well as those of the State of Illinois in the production and education of physicians for the practice of clinical medicine; physician scientists for medical research; physician educators to satisfy academic needs; broadly educated leaders to influence medical policies in government and industry; and physician administrators.
- More than 50 ACGME-accredited programs
- 1 combined program (Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine)
- More than 50 fellowships that are approved by the GME Committee
- More than 800 medical residents and fellows training at more than 30 affiliated institutions
Learn more about the residency program at the Peoria campus.
Dr. L.P. Johnson, a pioneer in family medicine education, started the program in 1972. Since that time, Rockford has graduated more than 300 family medicine doctors, most practicing in both rural and urban under-served communities. Graduates are working in academic teaching centers and some are even living and practicing internationally. Learn more about the Family Medicine Residency at Rockford.