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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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AFSCME, SIU School of Medicine ratify new agreement

After nearly 14 months of negotiations, SIU School of Medicine and AFSCME Local 370 have come to an agreement and successfully ratified a new contract, effective through June 30, 2025.
Mass casualty staging

SIU Medicine coordinating mass casualty training simulation May 18

SIU Medicine is coordinating a pediatric-focused mass casualty training opportunity at Hope Church at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 23. It will involve area first responders – Springfield police, fire, ambulance and dispatch – and officials from the SIU Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as health organizations from across the city.
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Continuing education scholarships available for rural nurses

Keeping rural health care healthy: Applications are now available for scholarships to the 2024 Nurse Scholar program!
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OBGYN Skills Lab