Campus-Specific Programs

At the College of Medicine Rockford, providing well-rounded, comprehensive education and training is our goal – and that’s what we deliver to our students.

Supplemental to our community-based MD program, are our specialized Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program, Urban Health Program and many research opportunities.

Rural Medical Education Program (RMED)

Our RMED program is offered as a supplement to the MD curriculum. Students in this program track are exposed to rural issues throughout their four years of medical school, participating in seminars, field trips and other assignments that focus on rural healthcare, family medicine and community-oriented primary care techniques. During the M4 year, RMED students engage in a 16-week preceptorship in a rural Illinois community.

Urban Health Program

The College of Medicine Urban Health Program (COM-UHP) assists in the recruitment, retention and graduation of underrepresented minority students across the four years of study at UIC-COM. The UHP office in Rockford works with the Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion offices to partners in the medical students’ success.

Research Opportunities for Students

Students have many opportunities to participate in basic or clinical research.

Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Program

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford offers the Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Program (MBT Program), which concentrates on biological processes, technologies and skill sets used in the research and development of pharmaceutical products, vaccines and devices for the medical industry.

The Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology Program is a two-year lab/research-based program training you to be technically competent and ready to work in industry/academia or to use as a stepping stone to PhD, MD, and DDS degree program.

Family Medicine Residency Program

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s family medicine residency programs include the Rockford Family Medicine Residency Program, Dixon Rural Training Track and Monroe Clinic Rural Family Medicine Residency Program.