The Rural Medicine Education Program first enrolled four students at the the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford 28 years ago. This fall, the program has 100 students enrolled across all four years of medical school for a total of 100 RMED students at the Rockford campus — a first in RMED history.

2021-10-05T16:04:06-05:00October 5th, 2021|General|

$2.3-Million Grant Awarded to Expand Obstetrics Training to Family Medicine Residents

Thanks to new federal funding, the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford (UICOMR) will be able to enhance family medicine residents’ training in obstetrical procedures, thereby allowing them to provide more of the pregnancy-related services that are much-needed in rural and other medically underserved areas. The $2.3 million that will fund the program for [...]

2021-09-13T17:22:16-05:00September 13th, 2021|General|

James Scholar Project Accepted for Presentation

Jordan Saeed Congratulations to fourth-year medical student Jordan Saeed whose James Scholar project entitled Impact of Visible Tattoos on Patients’ Confidence in Healthcare Providers as Measured in a Medical School Population was accepted for presentation at the Urgent Care Association (UCA) Annual Convention 2021, originally scheduled to take place in New Orleans this October. Unfortunately the [...]

2021-09-09T09:58:32-05:00September 8th, 2021|General, Research, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductees

Congratulations to the newest Gold Humanism Honor Society members: Allison Beggin, Joshua Dein, Lucendia Adams, Ande Marchini, Audrey Shoemaker, Emily Nepomuceno, Noemi Moreno, Rachel Miller, Sonia Gilani and Brooke Heibel. Ten UICOMR medical students were recently inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism Honor Society. Members are peer-nominated and recognized for [...]

2021-09-08T08:34:39-05:00September 8th, 2021|General|

Students Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha

Congratulations to the UICOMR students inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society: Jamal Azhari Mariaelana Brenner Joshua Dein Oren Feldman-Schultz David Fischer Tara Gill Vanessa Jerger Michael Niederbrach Jr Jordan Saeed Umber Waheed Alpha Omega Alpha, founded in 1902, is the national medical honor society. Its mission is dedicated to the belief [...]

2021-09-07T16:27:31-05:00September 7th, 2021|General|

White Coat Ceremony for Class of 2025

Watch the livestream of our 2021 White Coat Ceremony for our Class of 2025 students at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, or check out the video after the ceremony on our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/channel/UCZ2-jr5m_pzPN2UkUi-bYjA. Attendance at the live ceremony is limited to 4 guests invited by the student over age 12 who can [...]

2021-08-20T10:22:46-05:00August 20th, 2021|General, Uncategorized|

New Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow Announced

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford welcomes Kate Stankiewicz, MD, as the newest fellow in the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Stankiewicz earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental studies from Dartmouth College. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a residency in [...]

2021-08-18T15:03:16-05:00August 18th, 2021|General|

College of Medicine Rockford Announces New Building Plans

This architectural illustration of the proposed Rural Health Sciences Education Building was created by the design firm HED. Alex Stagnaro-Green, dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, announced to attendees at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce “Heartbeat of Healthcare” luncheon on August 12 that planning is underway for a new [...]

2021-08-17T12:34:18-05:00August 17th, 2021|General|

College of Medicine Rockford Announces New Surgery Chair

Fazlur Zahurullah, MD, MBA The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford has named Fazlur R. Zahurullah, MD, MBA, FACS, as the chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties. Dr. Zahurullah has been on the faculty since 2001 and is a clinical associate professor in the department. He has served as [...]

2021-08-11T13:57:35-05:00August 11th, 2021|General|

Medical Student to Present at 90th Annual Plastic Surgery Meeting

Congratulations to Sydney Mathis, MD candidate 2024, whose submission entitled Same-Day Virtual Reality Surgical Planning and Intraoperative Navigation: A New Surgical Workflow for Craniofacial Trauma and Reconstruction was accepted for presentation at the 90th Annual Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2021, taking place in Atlanta this Octo Sydney Mathis, M2 ber. The Office of [...]

2021-07-27T14:51:05-05:00July 27th, 2021|General, Research|
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