Carle OB/GYN Residency Program Director


Based in Urbana, Illinois, Carle is a vertically integrated health system serving more than 1.4 million people in 14 communities across east central Illinois. Named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals in 2019 by Healthgrades, the 433-bed regional hospital is home to the areas only Level I Trauma Center and Level III Perinatal Services. Carle Physician Group is physician-led and includes more than 500 doctors and 250 Advanced Practice Providers in 80 specialties and subspecialties providing patient-focused, world-class care.  Carle has also partnered with the University of Illinois to create the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the nation’s first medical school focused at the intersection of healthcare and engineering.


Opportunity details include:

Carle’s Graduate Medical Education department is seeking a dynamic physician leader to direct our efforts in developing Carle’s NEW OB/GYN Residency Program

  • Founding Program Director is responsible for developing and implementing the framework for the OB/GYN Residency Program, including the initial accreditation process with the goal of the first class starting in 2021. 
  • This unique and highly visible position, reports to the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) with additional reporting relationship to the Medical Director, Women’s Health Services. 
  • Program Director will have dedicated time for administrative, educational, strategic, and research initiatives and provide oversight and development of the OB/GYN Residency program.  In addition, the Program Director will be expected to maintain a clinical practice with allocated time to develop and lead the fellowship program; approximately 50% clinical and 50% administrative. 
  • Carle Foundation Hospital, a Magnet designated and Baby Friendly facility, serves as the exclusive site for clinical training.
  • With over 20 years of GME, our institution has five high-quality, fully accredited residency training programs.
  • Clinical practice interests provide opportunity to join a robust, full service Women’s Health Service line with an expanding Children’s Specialty Services. 
  • Engaged core group of clinical providers include specialists in the following areas of practice; OB/GYN, OB Hospitalist, MFM, Reproductive Medicine, Urogynecology, and Gynecologic Oncology.  Additional clinical / educational support from skilled, robust Advanced Practice Provider and Midwifery teams. 
  • Medical Student teaching and research opportunities available with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.


Ideal candidate:

  • Preferred candidate must be board certified in OB/GYN and/or subspecialty certification.
  • Minimum of 5 years faculty teaching experience with OB/GYN Residency required; academic leadership experience serving in assistant/associate or program director role preferred.   
  • Candidates with recent scholarly activity such as peer-reviewed funding, publication of original research or review articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in textbooks, publications or presentation of case reports or clinical series at scientific society meetings, or participation in national committees and/or educational organizations are highly encouraged to apply.   


In addition to a competitive salary based on training and experience, we offer a number of appealing benefits such as:

  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Vacation and meeting time
  • Prospective appointment with CICOM
  • Retirement plan
  • Sign on bonus and relocation allowance


Our Community

Nearly equidistant to Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis, Champaign-Urbana is home to the 150-year-old University of Illinois. As a “micro-urban” community, C-U combines the best of city amenities, from dining to the arts, with a more laid back, college-town atmosphere. Carle is the second-largest employer in Champaign County.



Melissa Emkes, Manager – Provider Services

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