Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Office of Public Affairs


Quick Facts

SIU School of Medicine's service area is defined as 66 counties in central and southern Illinois (south of I-80) with a population of 2.2 million people over 32,000 square miles. 

January 2017


Education - Learners

Medical Education

  • Medical students - 285 current students
  • Residents - 329 current residents and fellows in training
  • MEDPREP - 63 current students; 62 (98%) minority; 48 (75%) women
  • Physician Assistant Program - 80 current students; 40 per year for 2 year program
  • Alumni - 2,754 medical students; 2,543 residents and fellows; 1,424 MEDPREP students
  • Graduates in practice - 2,167 graduates in practice; 953 (44%) in 71 Illinois counties; 889 (41%) in primary care

Graduate Research Programs

  • 125 students in four programs (Pharmacology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Medical Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology)

Education Programs

  • Degree programs - medical (MD), medical-law (MD/JD), medical-public health (MD/MPH), doctoral (PhD), master's (MS), physician assistant (MSPA) as well as residency programs
  • Residency programs (21) - dermatology, emergency medicine, four family & community medicine programs: Springfield, Decatur, Quincy and Carbondale; internal medicine, preliminary medicine, medicine/psychiatry, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, seven surgery programs: general surgery, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, vascular, and urology
  • Fellowships (11)- adult reconstruction, andrology, child psychiatry, colorectal surgery, endocrinology, hand surgery, infectious diseases, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, pulmonary medicine, sports medicine (2): Quincy and Carbondale
  • Clinical departments (10) - Anesthesiology, Family/Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology and Surgery
  • Non-Clinical departments (8) - Anatomy, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Information/Communication Sciences, Medical Education/MEDPREP, Medical Humanities, Medical Microbiology/Immunology/Cell Biology, Pharmacology and Physiology


Research - 64 active projects; $15.7 M of active funding (from outside sources as of 12/31/16)

Graduate programs

  • Molecular Biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry - 13 doctoral students; 17 master's students
  • Pharmacology and Neuroscience - 10 doctoral students
  • Physiology - 9 doctoral students; 4 master's students

Graduate program alumni (combined) - 77 doctoral; 208 master's


Faculty (all sites)

  • Totals: 304 full-time, 47 part-time and 986 volunteer MD/DO faculty (all sites)
  • 69 full-time, 7 part-time and 3 volunteer Ph.D. faculty
  • 3 full-time and 13 volunteer other doctoral faculty
  • 22 full-time, 5 part-time and 9 volunteer other faculty


  • 241 full-time and 24 part-time professional/ administrative staff including researchers (all sites)
  • 1087 civil service employees (Springfield and clinical satellites)

Clinical Care

  • Our physicians dedicate themselves to the science of health care and education of a new generation of providers
  • SIU Medicine is the name of the School's health care practice
  • Visits to SIU clinics: Over 553,000 (FY16)
  • SIU School of Medicine has nearly 240 teaching physicians providing new treatments and technologies that have transformed the practice of medicine
  • SIU Medicine has more than 300 other providers including nurses, licensed clinical social workers, mid-wives, dietitians and audiologists
  • Total unduplicated patients served: Over 115,000 (FY16)
  • Clinical outreach: Approximately 17 Illinois communities. Primarily, SIU Medicine provides services in Springfield, with satellite locations in Carbondale, Decatur and Quincy. We have partnered with many of the hospitals and additional clinics in each location as well as many other communities in central and southern Illinois
  • Total clinical procedures: Over 855,000 (FY16)
  • Telehealth outreach: Delivers health care services virtually to 23 clinical sites with 20 clinical services including most SIU subspecialty care, NICU and TeleStroke. (FY16)
  • Nearly $5.7 million was spent in Financial Assistance to individuals who were not insured or who were underinsured (FY14)

Community Outreach

  • Video Services - 45 educational programs at 79 sites in 41 Illinois communities (FY16)
  • Library - 108,316 volumes, 3,927 audiovisual titles, 3,355 print and electronic periodicals, and 5,000 special collections
  • Continuing Professional Development - 68 programs with over 16,800 learners (FY16)

Affiliated hospitals

  • Springfield - Memorial Medical Center, St. John's Hospital, Vibra Hospital and Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center
  • Carbondale - Memorial Hospital
  • Carlinville - Carlinville Area Hospital
  • Decatur - Decatur Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital
  • Effingham - St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital
  • Litchfield - St. Francis Hospital
  • Passavant Area Hospital
  • Pittsfield - Blessing, Care Cordoba, Illini Community Hospital
  • Quincy - Blessing Hospital
  • Staunton - Community Memorial Hospital


  • SIU programs are located in 23 buildings in Springfield; 6 buildings in Carbondale; and Family Medicine Centers in Carbondale, Decatur, Quincy, Springfield and West Frankfort.


  • Budget -$189.0M (million) (FY17); $19.9M state appropriations; $11.6M tuition and fees; $12.0M grants/contracts; $39.8M clinical overhead;
    $83.2M self-supporting activities; $22.5M indirect costs


  • In 2015 the School received full accreditation with no citations for eight years from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). This is the second consecutive no-citations accreditation for SIU.
  • In October 2012, the School received Continued Accreditation for the Institution from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with a commendation for substantial compliance. The next site visit is scheduled for October 2024. Residency programs are individually accredited by the ACGME.
  • in 2011, the School received a 6-year Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Note: Information in Quick Facts is updated by various School units twice a year. For information, contact Public Relations, 217-545-2155,

Prepared by the Office of Public Relations, SIU School of Medicine

The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.


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