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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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We welcome all virtual visitors to learn more about the SIU School of Medicine experience and to learn ways to engage our educational, research and community programs. You can start by picking your path below to be directed to a summary of resources designed to meet your needs.

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Tissue and Knowledge Grow in SIU's Regenerative Medicine Lab

Skin engineering

The process of tissue engineering had gained popularity in the ‘90s, and Dr. Michael Neumeister made it his research focus.

Twenty-five years later, what was once theory is now closer to practice. Dr. Neumeister directs research projects to build back better in SIU’s Regenerative Medicine and Microsurgical Education Laboratory. The lab’s innovations include developing hair-bearing skin using hair follicle stem cells; modifying fat to form nerve, cartilage and bone; ear and trachea reconstruction; and actual bone reconstruction.

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Simmons Cancer Institute hosting Denim & Diamonds gala on Oct. 8

Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University will host its 22nd annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, at the Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 S. Dirksen
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Surgical Skills Lab