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Department of Internal Medicine

"I chose SIU because of the excellent and helpful staff. It provides a very good clinical exposure and well organized curriculum for residency training." - Amith Parekh, Resident

General Residency Program Information

Program Director: Andrew Varney, M.D.
Program Administrator: Catherine Brower

Length of program: Three year
Total positions: 42 (14 per year)

A career in internal medicine opens up an exciting, intellectual challenge that will stimulate you to both learn the science and master the art of medicine. Some of the most challenging adult patients require the depth and breadth of the internist's care. A career in Internal Medicine will never bore you!

SIU's Internal Medicine residency program combines broad exposure to inpatient and outpatient medical practice with extensive educational programs in the biomedical sciences to help you acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies you will need to become an outstanding internist. Our faculty is outstanding and truly cares about teaching. Residents are treated as junior partners yet are allowed ample time for educational needs. Our work environment is not only friendly in terms of people, but also in terms of computerized and ancillary support.

We offer a three-year categorical internal medicine program, and a five-year combined medicine-psychiatry program. We also offer four open one-year preliminary slots, plus positions linked to our dermatology, neurology, and radiology residency programs. Visit our Tracks page for more information.

As you read through our site, we hope you will recognize the advantages to pursuing your training at SIU.