Emergency Medicine


The Department of Emergency Medicine at SIU Medicine is home to an expertly trained and diverse group of emergency medicine providers serving central and southern Illinois.

Our faculty is dedicated to training the next generation of emergency physicians by relying on the most current evidence in technology, practice, and policy.  We offer clerkship and residency programs to promote excellence in education, clinical development and specialization.

For our patients, we provide real-time, life-saving services as well as ongoing educational opportunities to reduce the risk of becoming one of our patients in the emergency room.

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Emergency Medicine Residency Program

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Simulation Curriculum

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Ultrasound Curriculum

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Pediatrics & EMS

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“Injury prevention of any kind is well without our scope, and we should be leading the charge to study ways in which we can improve the lives of those within our community. The beauty of this being in our lane is that more than advocacy groups on either side of the debate, we are well equipped to provide unbiased interpretations of objective data that can potentially save lives. The alternative is to continue to sit idly by, treating a growing number of increasingly devastating injuries and mourning alongside families, wishing we could’ve done more. This is our lane.” Read more

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After becoming a department in 2019, the Department of Emergency Medicine is growing again, forming Divisions of Education, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and
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Jennifer Becker, MD, MPH, is a first-year resident in Emergency Medicine. She completed her dual degrees in May, just after she received a 2020 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public
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