At the Graduate Medical Education (GME) level, the department is accredited for five residents per year for the four year obstetrics and gynecology residency. The residency includes training in the depth and breadth of the specialty, including inpatient and outpatient experiences. Particular strengths of the residency include the Ryan Family Planning program, a variety of gynecologic surgery, training in minimally invasive surgery, and the presence of fellowship training programs in five subspecialty areas.
Marygrace Elson, MD, MME, is the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director, along with Associate Program Directors, Kelly Ward,MD, and Heather Anaya, DO. Nanci Wieneke is program coordinator.
Tuesday mornings from 7:30am-11:00am, are devoted to resident teaching sessions which include Grand Rounds, Practice Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI) and maternal morbidity and mortality conferences, followed by didactic teaching presentations from a core curriculum, given by departmental faculty, U of I faulty and guest speakers. Ethics sessions are led by Ginny Ryan, MD, MA. Skills lab sessions are coordinated monthly by Greg Skopec, MD.
Abbey Hardy-Fairbanks, MD is the site director for the Ryan Family Planning resident training program and provides routine presentations throughout the year.
Each resident is required to pursue a scholarly project while in residency, which may be a research project, an educational project, or a quality improvement project.