Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Office of Public Affairs


Quick Facts

January 2016

SIU School of Medicine Brochure (pdf)

Education - Learners

Medical Education

  • Medical students - 290 current students
  • Residents - 338 current residents and fellows in training
  • MEDPREP - 62 current students; 62 (100%) minority; 46 (74%) women
  • Physician Assistant Program - 80 current students; 40 per year for 2 year program
  • Alumni - 2,685 medical students; 2,414 residents and fellows; 1,424 MEDPREP students
  • Graduates in practice - 2,141 graduates in practice; 906 (42%) in 72 Illinois counties; 835 (39%) 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 (16) - dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, medicine/psychiatry, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology
    Six surgery programs: general surgery, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, plastics, vascular, and urology
  • 11 fellowships- adult reconstruction, andrology, child psychiatry, colorectal surgery, endocrinology, hand surgery, infectious diseases, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, pulmonary medicine, spine surgery, sports medicine
  • 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 - 70 active projects; $18.4 M of active funding (from outside sources as of 1/31/16)

Graduate programs

  • Molecular Biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry - 33 doctoral students; 26 master's students
  • Pharmacology and Neuroscience - 11 doctoral students; 1 master's student
  • Physiology - 12 doctoral students; 8 master's students

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


Faculty (all sites)

  • Totals: 338 full-time, 37 part-time and 956 volunteers (all sites)
  • 230 full-time, 24 part-time and 875 volunteer M.D./D.O. faculty
  • 84 full-time, 6 part-time and 26 volunteer Ph.D. faculty
  • 3 full-time, 2 part-time and 30 volunteer other doctoral faculty
  • 21 full-time, 5 part-time and 25 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
  • Telehealth outreach: 17 clinical programs at 11 sites in 10 communities (FY16)
  • 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 Video Services - 45 educational programs at 79 sites in 41 Illinois communities (FY16)
  • Library - 109,508 volumes, 3.843 audiovisual titles, 3.382 print and electronic periodicals, and 5,000 special collections
  • Continuing Professional Development - 57 programs with 8529 registrants (FY15)

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
  • Pittsfield - Blessing Care Cordoba 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 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.

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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