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About Physician Assistant Program

The Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine (SOM) Physician Assistant (PA) Program began in 1997 and utilizes a problem-based learning (PBL) format for delivery of its medical curriculum.  The Program is part of the SIU School of Medicine.  The SIU PA Program has been a pioneer in using PBL, simulated patients, innovative evaluation techniques, and clinical mentoring programs.

Our statement of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity: Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.  An anti-racist organization is one in which racism is actively opposed and in which justice and fairness are actively promoted.  SIU Medicine is committed to be an organization that fully embraces and promotes equity and inclusion in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. SIU Medicine will identify, address and minimize overt and implicit bias.  SIU Medicine pledges to be an anti-racist organization.

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