U of I College of Medicine plans new residencies in Rockford



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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has announced plans to add five residency programs for doctors.

The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1efvzkT) the new residency programs could increase graduate enrollment by 150 students a year.

The new residencies would be in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, internal medicine and psychiatry.

The college now runs a family medicine residency program in partnership with SwedishAmerican Health System. It employs 21 resident doctors.

The estimated cost of launching the new residencies would be $2 million. The programs would be operated by a partnership involving the college, Rosecrance Health Network, Rockford's three health systems and Crusader Community Health.

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Information from: Rockford Register Star, http://www.rrstar.com

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