Graduate Medical Education

The UICOMR Department of Family and Community Medicine trains family medicine physicians to provide comprehensive health care for people across the entire age-spectrum, including:

  • Caring for patients regardless of age or health condition, sustaining an enduring and trusting relationship
  • Understanding community-level factors and social determinants of health
  • Serving as a patient’s first contact for health concerns
  • Diagnosing and managing both acute and chronic medical conditions
  • Navigating the health care system with patients, including specialist and hospital care coordination and follow-up
  • Managing health and disease prevention
  • Considering the impact of health on a patient’s family

The department has three family medicine residency programs and a fellowship program:

The Office of Graduate Medical Education serves as the sponsoring organization for UICOMR residencies.

    The Office of Graduate Medical Education

    Dr. Kathleen Kelly

    Kathleen Kelly, MD

    Kathleen Kelly, MD
    Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official
    Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties
    [email protected]
    (815) 395-5753

    Betheny Kopera
    Office Manager and Institutional Coordinator
    [email protected]
    (815) 395-5669