Postdoctoral Programs: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove

The MWU/CCOM Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency is a four-year, AOA-approved program designed to provide the graduating resident with mastery of the basic science, medical management, basic surgical skills, and interpersonal skills of a highly qualified obstetrician/gynecologist. The program follows the Basic Standards for Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG).


The philosophy of the department has been that Obstetrics and Gynecology is best learned from selected rotations in a variety of environments pertinent to obstetrics and gynecology care. As Obstetrics and Gynecology is a changing field, modifications of the program will be made as needed to remain current and innovative.

Program Information

The MWU-CCOM Obstetrics and Gynecology residency is a four-year, AOA-approved program. It is open to individuals who have graduated from an accredited school of Osteopathic Medicine.

Rotations are scheduled so that the bulk of obstetric training is in years one and two and the bulk of gynecologic training is in years three and four. Exposure to ambulatory Obstetrics and Gynecology is gained throughout the four-year program.

Emphasis is on preparing graduates for general obstetrical and gynecological and gynecological practice, although those with interests in sub-specialties can be easily accommodated and will be well prepared for fellowship training in their specialty of choice.

Didactic Sessions: These are held every Friday afternoon and include scheduled lectures by residents, attendings, and visiting faculty. Also included are periodic case review sessions and Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity conferences with the University of Illinois.

Educational Affiliates

How to Apply

You may apply to MWU/CCOM's Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program through ERAS. Required documents:

Interviews for Residents begin in the fall and are not automatic. After the Program Director reviews your application, you MAY be offered an interview.

Student Rotation

To discover if obstetrics and gynecology is the right potential career path for you, call or email Tina Valederrama, OB/GYN Clinical Coordinator at Midwestern University, to arrange your rotation at one of several clinical sites.

Midwestern University CCOM
Clinical Education Department
Tina Valderama, OB/GYN Clinical Coordinator,
St. James Hospital
20201 S. Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
708/747-4000, ext. 1158


Midwestern University
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
20201 S. Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Chair and Program Director: Teresa A. Hubka, DO, FACOOG, FACOG
Chief Resident: Anne Merrick, D.O. 
773/878-8200, ext. 5625 - Office
773/989-1648 - Fax

Related Links

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG)