Graduate Medical Education (GME): Residency Overview
The mission of the University of Illinois 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.