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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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2023 Commencement
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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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