Internal Medicine Education
Welcome to the Southern Illinois School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine. We encourage you to browse through our site and find out why previous medical students have chosen us for the next phase of their medical career. Our dedicated faculty and staff, our small size and unique approach to teaching make us an excellent choice.
Our internal medicine residency program continues to pioneer educational innovation. Lessons learned from the Academic Chronic Care Collaborative (2001-2005) and the Educational Innovations project (2006-2016) continue to inform how best to improve our program and also help shape the future teaching content, structure and delivery across residency programs in Internal Medicine.
Since 2016, SIU Internal Medicine has been redesigned to improve resident work life balance. No shifts are over 12 hours, across rotations patient caps are followed and the 80 hour work week is structured for demonstration of adherence to ACGME guidelines. In our 3 + 1 (Sat&Sun) paradigm all residenyts have a golden weekend off and 5 full days off every 28 days. 6 Friday mornings are reserved for self-care as residents participate in their 'Haircut Half-Day'.
Our explicit training objective is to graduate residents who feel they are unrestricted in their career options. SIU IM program graduates are well prepared for a variety of practice settings as generalists or subspecialist fellows in academics or private practice.