40th Anniversary of SIU School of Medicine : 1970 - 2010
Education in the Health Fields for Illinois (called the “Campbell Report”) is published, directing SIU to start a medical school and graduate its first class by 1978.
Richard H. Moy, M.D., is appointed as the first Dean of the Southern Illinois School of Medicine.
December 11, 1970
SIU School of Medicine signs affiliation agreement with Memorial and St. John’s Hospitals outlining future relationships.
Departments of Medical Education and Medical Humanities open, another example of SIU educational innovation. Also, a letter of acceptance was sent to the first student.
February 17, 1972
The School of Medicine's first Continuing Medical Education Conference was held in Carbondale.
Springfield Family Practice Center begins seeing patients. The residency program is accredited and the first residents began training in July.
MEDPREP, the Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program to help educationally disadvantaged students prepare for professional schools, begins with 13 in Carbondale.
Fifteen residency positions are filled in the School’s first Match Day.
Students and staff move into the first permanent campus building in Springfield at 801 North Rutledge.
Commencement of the first graduating class is held in the rotunda of the State Capitol
SIU School of Medicine becomes the first medical school to publish detailed objectives of the entire curriculum.
The first issue of ASPECTS, the magazine of SIU School of Medicine published
The Board of Trustees ratified agreements between the School of Medicine and six hospitals in Belleville, Decatur and Quincy for Family Practice residency programs.
The Quincy Family Practice Center opens. The residency program is accredited in 1979.
The Alumni Society is formed and the first Society-sponsored reunion is held at Lake Springfield in May.
The first Doctors Fair is held.
The Pearson Medical History Museum is dedicated.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine ranks as one of the fortunate few medical schools to have a history museum on its campus. Since its official dedication in 1980, the Pearson Museum has been not only a repository for the display of medical and scientific artifacts, but also a classroom for sharing the heritage of healing with faculty, medical students, and the interested public.