New program for pulmonary diseases, critical care to open in July at UICOMP

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria will be introducing a new physician training program this summer in partnership with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.


UICOMP and OSF Saint Francis are teaming up for a new three-year fellowship starting in July.   Shutterstock.com

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria will be introducing a new physician training program this summer. The new program is in partnership with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and will focus on training in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine.

The three-year fellowship will begin in July. The training consists of diagnostics and the treating of lung conditions associated with the diseases. Students will also learn how to manage and stabilize severe medical issues of the critically ill.

“The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship will benefit patients locally by adding to the already high level of care provided, including attracting and filling the need for future physicians in pulmonary critical care, an area of need especially in Illinois,” Dr. Subramanyam Chittivelu, the fellowship's director, said.

Doctors, nurses and physicians in the program will gain valuable skills in both daily doctoral duties and severe life-threatening situations. All participants will rotate through specialties to gain a wide variety of experiences.

“The establishment of this program has been an incredible undertaking with tremendous support and will help us sustain the high quality of medical care for patients in downstate Illinois,” Dr. William Tillis, a specialist at OSF, said.

To learn more about the program and UICOMP, visit www.peoria.medicine.uic.edu.

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