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.

Residency Training

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.

OB/Gyn Department Faculty

For more information, please contact:

Tim Durkee, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
(815) 971-6374