Obstetrics and Gynecology
Educational functions of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the College of Medicine Rockford mirror the mission of the College: education, research and service. Each of these focus on providing the latest in knowledge and skills to medical students and residents in the OB/Gyn specialty.
This department takes pride in being a leading advocate for women’s health care.
Medical Student Education
During their third year of medical school, students participate in an eight-week OB/GYN rotation that includes clinical and hospital care.
The OB/GYN department spends the majority of its teaching time with the College’s family medicine residents. They:
- Participate in a four-month rotation during their first and second years. Residents in their third year of training participate in a one-month Gynecology rotation. All of the OB/GYN residency training is progressive, with the Resident assuming more responsibility for overall medical management of each patient.
- Allow residents an extensive surgical experience.
For more information, please contact:
Tim Durkee, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology