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Quick Facts

January 2015

Education - Learners

Medical Education

  • Medical students - 287 current students; 34 (12%) minority; 133 (46%) women
  • Residents - 335 current residents and fellows in training
  • MEDPREP - 62 current students; 61 (98.3%) minority; 43 (69.3%) women
  • Alumni - 2,615 medical students; 2,247 residents and fellows; 1,393 MEDPREP students
  • Graduates in practice - 2,064 graduates in practice; 873 (42%) in 73 Illinois counties; 927 (44%) in primary care

Graduate Research Programs

  • 125 students combined four programs

Education - Programs

  • Degree programs - medical, M.D./J.D., M.D./M.P.H., doctoral, master's, physician assistant as well as residency programs
  • Residency programs - dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, medicine/psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, pediatrics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, radiology, general surgery, vascular surgery and urology; 15 fellowships
  • Clinical departments - Anesthesiology, Family/Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology and Surgery
  • Other departments - Anatomy, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Information/Communication Sciences, Medical Education/MEDPREP, Medical Humanities, Medical Microbiology/Immunology/Cell Biology, Pharmacology and Physiology


Research - 176 active projects; $28 M of active funding (from outside sources as of 6/30/14)

Graduate programs

  • Education (master's - joint program) - 9 students
  • Molecular Biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry - 47 doctoral students; 27 master's students
  • Pharmacology and Neuroscience - 15 doctoral students; 1 master's student
  • Physiology - 12 doctoral students; 6 master's students

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


Faculty (all sites)

  • Totals: 337 full-time, 43 part-time and 956 volunteers (all sites)
  • 227 full-time, 25 part-time and 865 volunteer M.D./D.O. faculty
  • 86 full-time, 12 part-time and 26 volunteer Ph.D. faculty
  • 4 full-time, 1 part-time and 31 volunteer other doctoral faculty
  • 20 full-time, 5 part-time and 24 volunteer other faculty


  • 262 full-time professional/ administrative staff including researchers (all sites)
  • 1041 civil service employees (Springfield and clinical satellites)

Clinical Care

  • SIU HealthCare is the name of the School's health care practice
  • Visits to SIU clinics: Over 521,000 (FY14)
  • SIU HealthCare has nearly 240 teaching physicians providing new treatments and technologies that have transformed the practice of medicine
  • SIU HealthCare has more than 300 other providers including nurses, licensed clinical social workers, mid-wives, dietitians and audiologists
  • Total duplicated patients served: Over 112,000 (FY14)
  • Clinical outreach: Approximately 100 sites in 46 Illinois communities. Primarily, SIU HealthCare 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 799,000
  • Our physicians dedicate themselves to the science of health care and education of a new generation
  • Nearly $5.7 million was spent in Financial Assistance to individuals who were not insured or who were underinsured (FY14)

Community Outreach

  • Telehealth - 45 educational programs at 79 sites in 41 Illinois communities; 3 clinical programs at 8 sites in 3 communities (FY13)
  • Library - 139.331 volumes, 3.316 audiovisual titles, 3.376 print and electronic periodicals, and 5,000 special collections
  • Continuing medical education - 80 programs with 9250 registrants (FY14)
  • Clinical services - 87 external outreach clinic sites not on the SIU campus in 45 communities in 37 counties in central and southern Illinois (FY13)

Affiliated hospitals

  • Springfield - Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital, Vibra Hospital
  • 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
  • Pittsfield - Blessing Care Cor., dba Illini Community Hospital
  • Quincy - Blessing 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 -$180.1M (million) (FY15); $38.2M state appropriations; $11.7M tuition and fees; $13.5M grants/contracts; $49.3M clinical overhead; $59.5M self-supporting activities; $7.9M indirect costs


  • In 2007 the School received full accreditation with no citations for eight years from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • In October 2012, the School received Continued Accreditation for the Institution from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for the maximum cycle of five years. Residency programs are individually accredited by the ACGME.
  • In November 2011, the School received Accreditation With Commendation for six years 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 Affairs, 217-545-2155,

Prepared by the Office of Public Affairs, SIU School of Medcine

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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