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 two fellowship programs:

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
Assistant 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