The Carle Foundation Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency is a large community hospital training program with university affiliations. Residents will enjoy access to experienced, subspecialist faculty in a residency training system situated in a culturally diverse college town in the heart of Illinois.
The Carle Foundation Hospital residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology was approved by ACGME in 2021, with our first cohort of residents starting in July of 2022.
Program Mission and Vision
Our program aims to train competent, culturally sensitive, well-balanced, compassionate and innovative physicians dedicated to comprehensive women’s health. Our vision is to serve the needs of residents of central Illinois and cultivate a robust learning environment.
We serve a variety of populations throughout Central Illinois, including those within the cities of Champaign-Urbana and surrounding rural areas, providing a clinically diverse population. Additionally, a unique feature of the program is its relationship with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, a medical school with a unique interest and mission to train physicians who are also interested in biomedical research. This relationship is offered to all residents as an opportunity to explore research activities outside of the usual clinical research areas typically associated with residency programs.
Carle’s Obstetrics and Gynecology program is proud and honored to train the next generation of leaders in our field. During the four-year program, trainees will gain knowledge, skill, ability and judgment to acquire:
The Carle Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program has a robust curriculum with exposure to all specialty and all subspecialty areas in obstetrics and gynecology.
The first year concentrates on the essential components in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology in a number of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical modalities.
The second year focuses on advanced obstetrics management, including recognition of medical and obstetrical disorders in pregnancy and their maternal/fetal effects. This year also offers exposure to advanced surgical procedures, with participation as primary surgeon in selected cases. The ICU rotation provides experience with evaluation and management of complex inpatients. Also included is an introduction to gynecologic oncology and urogynecology.
The third year emphasizes surgical and nonsurgical gynecologic treatment of female reproductive tract disorders, progressive responsibility in care of disorders of pregnancy and graduated surgical experience with oncology patients. While residents are not expected to master advanced techniques related to each sub specialty there are set criteria to be acquired in each area. A one-month elective is offered to third year students.
The fourth year of residency further develops surgical and obstetric skills, as well as leadership skills. Chief residents assume administrative responsibilities for junior residents. They contribute to the formal education of the department by presenting Grand Rounds during this year.
We strive to educate our faculty and residents on research processes and methods, and our residents are actively engaged in clinical research starting intern year. They have the opportunity to attend research lectures provided by the program as well as other units and departments at Carle Foundation Hospital, the University of Illinois and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Additionally, the program is supported by research coordinators who assist residents with the development of their research study, serve as a liaison with the Carle Institutional Review Board (IRB) and guide residents throughout the duration of their projects.
April Brown Pattengale
Graduate Medical Education
Amber Armstrong, MD
Bhargavi Dhanireddy, MD
Katherine Favia, DO
Olivia Fields, MD
Claire Aucoin, MD
Christine Chien, MD
Eshani Dixit, MD
Grace Lee, MD
The Carle Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and operates in accordance with ACGME policies. As such, the program will select among eligible applicants on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Applicants must also have excellent skills in verbal and written English. We do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.
All applicants must be graduates of a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or equivalent. We accept International medical school graduates with J1 visa status.
All applications must be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) . Unsolicited electronic and paper applications will not be accepted.
Due to the large number of applicants, not everyone meeting these criteria will be interviewed or accepted. Final decisions are made after review of all available information.APPLY TODAY