STRETCH-OB

Structured Training for Rural Enhancement of Community Health in Obstetrics (STRETCH-OB)

STRETCH-OB is a track within our Family Medicine Residency Program for residents who are committed to providing obstetrics in a rural or underserved community. This is a HRSA-funded program and a collaboration between the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of OB/GYN at SwedishAmerican Hospital – A Division of UW Health and Crusader Community Clinic, as well as our rural partners. The purpose of the program is to reduce poor maternal and birth outcomes in rural and underserved areas by increasing the number of family medicine physicians with high-quality, evidence-based obstetrical skills who practice in these areas.

Residents participating in this track will complete all of the requirements for board certification in family medicine as well as additional obstetrics and gynecology rotations (and call) to enhance their obstetrical skills. Upon completion of their three-year residency program, STRETCH-OB residents will have achieved experience in higher risk obstetrics and surgical obstetrics; completing a minimum of 50 C-sections as first assist and 20 C-sections as primary surgeon.

STRETCH-OB Curriculum

Eligibility

  • Competitive applicant with demonstrated interest in practicing family medicine
  • Strong interest in obstetrics with an interest and aptitude for surgical obstetrics
  • Intent to practice in a rural or underserved community upon completion of residency training

Application Process

Complete an application through AAMC ERAS system for the Family Medicine Residency Program (UICOMR Family Medicine Residency program #2268120C0). In the ERAS application you will need to be sure to check [x] the box to indicate that you are a STRETCH-OB applicant. STRETCH-OB applicants should submit one letter of recommendation from their Department of Family Medicine, one letter from their Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and a third supporting letter from Family Medicine. After initial review, competitive applicants will then be asked to submit a letter of interest. This letter should address the following:

  • Your interest in family medicine
  • Your interest and desire to train in advanced obstetrics, including surgical obstetrics
  • Why you aspire to practice in a rural or underserved area

Do not submit a letter of interest unless requested. Communications with the STRETCH-OB program will be via email at [email protected]

Ashton
Hurley, MD

Kandi
Ogden-Moles, DO

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Photo of Joseph Garry MD, FAAFP, FACSM
Interim Head, Visiting Professor of Clinical Family Medicine University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordDepartment of Family and Community Medicine
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Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordDepartment of Family and Community Medicine
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Clinical Assistant Professor University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordDepartment of Family and Community Medicine
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Clinical Educator University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordDepartment of Family and Community Medicine
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Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordDepartment of Family and Community Medicine
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Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, STRETCH-OB Advanced Obstetrics Family Medicine Residency Track University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Assistant Professor; Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordDepartment of Family and Community Medicine
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This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (USDHHS/ HRSA), Primary Care Training and Enhancement‐Community Prevention and Maternal Health grant, Grant number T3442148.