Educational functions of the OB/GYN department at the College of Medicine at Rockford mirror the mission of the College: education, research and service. Each of these focuses on providing the latest in knowledge and skills to medical students and residents in the Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty.

This department takes pride in being a leading advocate for women’s health care.

Medical Student Education
During their third year of medical school, students participate in an eight-week OB/GYN rotation that includes clinical and hospital care.

Residency Training
The OB/GYN department spends the majority of its teaching time with the College’s family medicine residents. They:

• Participate in a four-month rotation during their first and second years. Residents in their third year of training participate in a one-month Gynecology rotation. All of the OB/GYN residency training is progressive, with the Resident assuming more responsibility for overall medical management of each patient.
• Allow residents an extensive surgical experience.


OB/Gyn Department Faculty

For more information, please contact:
Tim Durkee, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of OB/GYN
(815) 971-6374