University of Illinois celebrates 35 years of medical education

Founded in 1971, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has spent 35 years educating future physicians. The College has also grown to include a family practice residency program and to become the National Center for Rural Health Professions. A master of public health program is offered at the College, which also serves as a regional site for UIC’s College of Nursing.

The College of Medicine, nestled on Rockford’s picturesque Parkview Avenue, educates students who have spent their first year of medical school at the University of Illinois in Urbana. During the three remaining years, students learn clinical skills at the three University clinics in Belvidere, Mt. Morris and Rockton. They also fulfill rotations at Rockford’s three hospitals.

In celebration of 35 years of contributions to medical education and the Rockford community, the University of Illinois College of Medicine will hold an anniversary gala at the Rockford Country Club, Sept. 9, 2006. Distinguished Alumnus, Jill Lindberg, MD, will be recognized at the gala for her unparalleled service to displaced nephrology patients during the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction will also highlight the evening.

More information on the 35th Anniversary Gala is available by contacting Mianne Nelson, director of advancement, at (815) 395-5928 or

From the Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2006, issue

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