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Why SIU

International acclaim

SIU School of Medicine sets the standard in medical education. Our award-winning curricular design, combined with hands-on teaching, small class sizes and attentive faculty, provides the foundation for a rewarding, fulfilling career in medicine or research.

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5,800+

graduates of our GME programs

22

residency programs and 12 fellowships

1 of 2

medical schools in the world to earn 5 Aspire awards

1970

SIU School of Medicine was founded

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Simmons Cancer Institute provides free radon testing for area homes

Radon is an invisible gas that can enter homes through cracks in the floors or walls. It causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. As part of SIU's autumn cancer prevention
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Innovative technique saves farmer's hand

Reconstructive surgeon Tim Daugherty saved a farmer's hand through "ectopic banking," a first in the Midwest.

Annual Kenniebrew event expands to conference in 2023

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has made a significant, ongoing commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution. For many years, our school has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr
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