Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Office of Residency Affairs

SIU Residency Residents Surgerical Skills Downtown Springfield

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine sponsors 19 residency programs.

Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH
Dean and Provost
SIU School of Medicine

Karen Broquet. MD, MHPE.
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Professor of Medicine/Psychiatry

For more than 25 years, our medical school has emphasized teaching and achieved national recognition as an innovator in medical education. The medical school was established in 1970 to help meet the health care needs of the people of central and southern Illinois through education, patient care, research and service.

Our residency programs offer the best of both possible worlds – considerable medical sophistication in a small-city atmosphere. We provide an excellent academic base for your training in a pleasant and affordable community. Outreach activities and affiliations extend the School's involvement to many other central and southern Illinois communities.

SIU's residency and fellowship programs offer a fine balance between primary care and specialty care training. All of our training programs give you the preparation you need in scientific, clinical and humanistic aspects of medicine. Each provides an environment which nurtures inquiry into the science of medicine and clinical settings where you can apply your knowledge to individual patient encounters.

Because the job market for physicians is strong in central and southern Illinois, there are many professional opportunities in the region for all our resident graduates. Every year some graduates choose to enter academic careers, including here at SIU. Our residents are also successful in obtaining highly coveted academic fellowship positions throughout the nation.

Choosing a residency is not easy.
We encourage you to visit us and see our programs and facilities firsthand.
We believe you'll be convinced of our excellence.

"The mission of the SIU 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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