'Doll Clinic' Teaches Children Importance of Doctor-Patient Roles, TLC

February 28, 2019

Carbondale, Illinois ─ SIU School of Medicine Physician Assistant students will be examining baby dolls and stuffed animals for preschool children during two “Doll Clinics” at 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m., on Wednesday, March 6. The clinics will be held at SIU Head Start, 907 N.

More PAs may be eligible to join physician teams in rural Illinois

June 21, 2018

Legislation headed to Gov. Rauner's desk will allow more physician assistants to help doctors in clinics, which will improve access for patients in rural Illinois. 

New Physician Assistants Help Ease Health Care Provider Shortage in Rural Illinois

August 7, 2017

35 learners complete SIU Medicine's Physician Assistant Program

A Seat at the Table

July 24, 2017

In 1975, the first class graduated from the then just five-year-old SIU School of Medicine. To look at the class photo, two things stand out for those of us looking at it with a 2017 gaze: in this small class of 24 people, there is only one person of color, and not one is female.

SIU Physician Assistant Program Celebrates Preceptors of the Year

July 24, 2017

The Physician Assistant Program Class of 2017 at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale has selected eight central and southern Illinois physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to receive the “Preceptor of the Year” award.

SIU PA Program National Medical Challenge Bowl Champions

May 30, 2017

After winning its third consecutive Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants State Medical Challenge Bowl in April, on May 17, the SIU Physician Assistant Program Medical Challenge Bowl team won the national championship held at the American Academy of Physician Assistants conference in Las Vegas

State Medical Challenge Bowl

May 5, 2017

The SIU Physician Assistant Program's Challenge Bowl team won its third consecutive Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants State Medical Challenge Bowl! The Challenge Bowl was held at Northwestern University-Chicago on April 22, 2017.

SIU Physician Assistant Program Graduates 35

August 9, 2016

Program also welcomes new students with white coats

SIU Physician Assistant Program Names “Preceptors of the Year”

August 2, 2016

Program’s upcoming ceremony honors students