Residencies at SIU

If you are considering a surgery residency at SIU, the following programs are available:

Springfield is ranked fifth for affordability among the twelve Illinois communities participating in a recent survey. Prices in Springfield measured below the Illinois average in the categories of housing, utilities, transportation and miscellaneous goods and services but above the average in two categories (grocery items and health care). Most of our residents own their own homes and the two hospitals  - Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital - are less than one mile apart.  Because of our emphasis on surgical education, our surgical skills lab and simulation center are top notch.  They will be relocating to a larger facility with the capacity to continue to grow in the next couple of years. 

Shuttle Service

There is a free minivan ‘shuttle’ that runs between the two hospitals weekdays from 6:30am to 6:30 pm.  This service is great as it is a free ride and helps to make the trip between the hospitals a bit quicker, easier, and you don’t have to give up your prime parking spot.


Other Benefits

Parking/On Call Rooms/Meals

All residents are provided with free parking. Secured sleeping rooms are furnished for all residents who are on in-house call and nap rooms are available to residents at both hospitals. Residents have access to food services twenty-four hours per day at both hospitals.

Workout rooms:

A complimentary workout room is available in both hospitals.


Leave: All residents/fellows receive 21 calendar days of vacation, seven calendar days of educational leave, and three calendar days of bereavement leave. Funds granted for educational leave will be at the discretion of the department or division. Fourteen days of sick leave are accrued annually.

Professional Liability Insurance:  Residents and fellows are provided professional liability coverage through their employing hospital. It will provide legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of the residency program if the alleged acts or omissions of the resident were within the scope of the residency program, in accordance with the affiliated hospitals’ self-insured trust and liability policy.

AT&T & Verizon both give 22% discounts on cellular service to residents.

Benefits Fact Sheet - download as pdf

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