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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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Physician pipeline program renamed for Dr. Wesley McNeese

At the April 28 SIU Board of Trustees meeting, School of Medicine Dean Dr. Jerry Kruse announced the physician pipeline program has been renamed in honor of its originator, Dr. Wesley Robinson-McNeese.
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'On Par for Pediatrics' charity event invites golfers to help area kids

Children throughout Springfield and surrounding communities are receiving extended medical care, and their families often need extra help paying for lodging, food or transportation. SIU Medicine is
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Show some love to the skin you’re in

Healthy skin is something that everyone wants, but it requires regular maintenance to achieve. SIU Medicine staff would like to offer some simple but effective advice to keep the body's largest organ healthy and radiant.
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Whether you're looking for medical school, our community involvement or a research partner, we can help you further your career in medicine.

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Surgical Skills Lab