About the Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program

Mission Statement:

The SIU OBGYN Department strives to serve the community of central Illinois while training future OBGYN healthcare providers with the highest competence in clinical care that is effective, efficient and equitable.

Program Aims:

The SIU Department of OBGYN residency aims to train residents to be competent to provide comprehensive health care in a community setting.

Specifically, we aim to train residents to:

  • Provide preventative care and management of gynecologic disorders.
  • Provide high-quality obstetrical care with a focus on serving high-risk populations.
  • Provide state-of-the-art gynecologic surgical care while recognizing the need for sub-specialized care 
  • Participate and provide effective education to patients, students, and fellow residents with a focus on advocacy and patient safety.
  • Understand the importance and function of medical research in clinical practice. Be able to critically appraise current research as it relates to their practice. 
  • Enter clinical practice within a community as a competent OBGYN with the skills to continuously monitor for quality-driven care. 
  • Care for the wellness of themselves, their patients, and their colleagues.
     

A Strong Didactic & Clinical Residency Program

The obstetrics and gynecology residency program combine the strong didactic teaching of the School of Medicine with the abundant clinical procedures of the affiliated community hospitals, Springfield Memorial Hosptial and St. John's Hospital, offering a unique experience to residents. The breadth and depth of the faculty allow all aspects of the training program, to be taught by departmental faculty. Formal, weekly conferences are conducted by the residents and faculty. The abundance of clinical material provides ample opportunity for the development of superior technical skills.

Resident Rotation Schedules

Training in primary, specialty and subspecialty care is integrated throughout all four years of the residency. In the first year of training, emphasis is placed on general obstetrics and gynecology and primary care. During the second through fourth years, residents rotate through and manage the subspecialty services as well as play an active role in the education, supervision and evaluation of junior residents and students. By simulating the private practice environment in the resident continuity clinics, residents learn to apply the primary care and specialty skills learned in the first years of training throughout the residency. Research activities are encouraged throughout the program with third and fourth year residents being required to conduct original basic science or clinical research under the supervision of the faculty.

Program Accreditation

The residency curriculum is based on the objectives published by the Council for Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology(CREOG). The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Successful residency completion leads to board eligibility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).

We are located in Springfield, Illinois. Our Department Chairman is J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, MD. Our Residency Program Director is Erica Nelson, MD and our Assistant Program Director is Katherine Hild-Mosley, MD.

SIU School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
P.O. Box 19640
Springfield, IL 62794-9640