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Learn about the OBGYN residency program and find out how to apply.

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A warm welcome and my gratitude for your interest in the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine! Our program has an amazing legacy that I am humbled to be entrusted to continue, having trained a diverse group of talented and motivated OBGYN residents since 1941. It boasts over 500 graduates who not only serve the needs of the great state of Illinois but practice all over the world. We strive to train our residents using cutting-edge technology and evidence-based medicine while prioritizing the patient-centered care model. These values make UIC and our department a leader in providing high-quality care to all patients, especially the historically and contemporaneously most marginalized. Additionally, our residents and faculty are committed to health equity, advocacy, and comprehensive reproductive health care, including access to safe abortion and contraception care. Through rotations at our home academic hospital (University of Illinois Hospital [UIH]), Level 1 Trauma Center (Advocate Christ Medical Center [ACMC]), and community hospitals (McNeal and Swedish Covenant), our trainees gain invaluable experiences to inform a successful career in academic or private general OBGYN practice, or for those seeking additional post-residency training, ready residents for fellowship.

Application Process Heading link

Seven first-year positions are offered for each academic year. 

Our program will be following the CREOG APGO suggested guidelines on interview invitations, and status updates.

General UIC OBGYN residency application guidelines:

  • We accept applications via ERAS only.
  • We will not accept any supplementary material outside of ERAS.
  • We accept only J-1 and J-2 visas.
  • We do accept COMLEX scores.
  • There are no specific criteria regarding USMLE scores, year of graduation or US clinical experience.
  • We require three letters of recommendation.  We will accept more than three if submitted.  We have no requirements about who should be writing the letters, although letters of recommendation from OB/GYN faculty are suggested.

All interviews will be offered virtually.

Ryan Residency Training Program Heading link

UIC is an active Ryan Program. This program is a national initiative to integrate and enhance family planning training for OB/GYN residents. The UIC Ryan Program incorporates structured weekly didactics, journal club, and hands-on training for first and second trimester abortion care, complex contraception and miscarriage management. This rotation is consistently rated highly by our residents.

Ryan Program Director:
Erica Hinz, MD, MPH, FACOG

Questions? Contact: Heading link

Rocio Cazares, Residency Program Manager

820 S. Wood Street, W231 CSN, MC 808, Chicago, Illinois 60612