Facts and figures

Education - learners

Medical education

  • Medical students - 320 current students in Carbondale and Springfield
  • Residents - 390 current residents and fellows in training in 34 individual programs
  • MEDPREP - 60 current students; 100% underrepresented; 87% female
  • Physician Assistant Program - 140 current students; 40 per year for 2-year program
  • Alumni - 2,888 medical student alumni; 2,644 exited residents and fellows; 1,487 MEDPREP students; 467 Physician Assistant alumni
  • Graduates in practice - 2,242 graduates in practice; 922 (41%) in 71 Illinois counties; 770 (34%) in primary care
  • Graduate Research Programs - 125 students in four programs (Pharmacology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Medical Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology)

Education programs

  • Degree programs - medical (MD), medical-law (MD/JD), medical-public health (MD/MPH), doctoral (PhD), master's (MS), physician assistant (MSPA) as well as residency programs
  • Residency programs (22) - dermatology, emergency medicine, four family & community medicine programs: Springfield, Decatur, Quincy, Alton and Carbondale; internal medicine, preliminary medicine, medicine/psychiatry, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, seven surgery programs: general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, vascular, and urology
  • Fellowships (12)- adult reconstruction, cardiovascular disease, child & adolescent psychiatry, colorectal surgery, endocrinology, endourology, hand surgery, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, pulmonary critical care, sports medicine (2): Quincy and Carbondale
  • Clinical departments (10) - Anesthesiology, Family/Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology and Surgery
  • Non-Clinical departments (8) - Anatomy, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Information/Communication Sciences, Medical Education/MEDPREP, Medical Humanities, Medical Microbiology/Immunology/Cell Biology, Pharmacology and Physiology


113 active projects; $23.7 million in active funding (from outside sources as of 12/31/20)

Graduate programs

  • Molecular Biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry - 24 doctoral students; 22 master's students
  • Pharmacology  - 10 doctoral students, 1 master's student
  • Physiology - 6 doctoral students; 1 master's student

Graduate program alumni (combined) - 77 doctoral; 208 master's


Faculty (all sites)

  • Totals: 428 full-time, 47 part-time and 986 volunteer MD/DO faculty (all sites)
  • 69 full-time, 7 part-time and 3 volunteer Ph.D. faculty
  • 3 full-time and 13 volunteer other doctoral faculty
  • 22 full-time, 5 part-time and 9 volunteer other faculty


  • 241 full-time and 24 part-time professional/ administrative staff including researchers (all sites)
  • 1087 civil service employees (Springfield and clinical satellites)

Clinical care

  • Our physicians dedicate themselves to the science of health care and education of a new generation of providers
  • SIU Medicine is the name of the School's health care practice
  • Visits to SIU clinics: Over 510,000 (FY21). Total unduplicated patients served: nearly 148,750 unique patients (FY21)
  • SIU School of Medicine has nearly 240 teaching physicians providing new treatments and technologies that have transformed the practice of medicine
  • SIU Medicine has more than 300 other providers including nurses, licensed clinical social workers, mid-wives, dietitians and audiologists
  • Clinical outreach: Approximately 17 Illinois communities. Primarily, SIU Medicine provides services in Springfield, with satellite locations in Carbondale, Decatur and Quincy. We have partnered with many of the hospitals and additional clinics in each location as well as many other communities in central and southern Illinois
  • Telehealth outreach: Delivers health care services virtually to 28 clinical sites with clinical services including most SIU subspecialty care, NICU, Maternal Fetal Medicine and TeleStroke.
  • Nearly $1 million was spent in Financial Assistance to individuals who were not insured or who were underinsured (FY20)

Community outreach

  • Professional Development Video-Conference Services - Educational programs offered virtually in 19 Illinois communities
  • Library - 141,761 volumes, 8,531 audiovisual titles, 3,170 print and electronic periodicals, 7,430 e-books, and 5,826 special collections 
  • Continuing Professional Development - 87 programs with over 15,000 learners

Affiliated hospitals

  • Springfield - Memorial Hospital, HSHS St. John's Hospital, Vibra Hospital and Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center
  • Carbondale - Memorial Hospital
  • Carlinville - Carlinville Area Hospital
  • Decatur - Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital
  • Effingham - St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital
  • Litchfield - St. Francis Hospital
  • Passavant Area Hospital
  • Pittsfield - Blessing, Care Cordoba, Illini Community Hospital
  • Quincy - Blessing Hospital
  • Staunton - Community Memorial Hospital 


  • SIU programs are located in 26 buildings in Springfield; 6 buildings in Carbondale; and Family Medicine Centers in Alton, Carbondale, Decatur, Quincy and Springfield.


  • Budget -$292.4M (million) (FY19); $34.3M state appropriations; $12.3M tuition and fees; $14.0M grants/contracts; $42.3M clinical overhead;
    $96.1M self-supporting activities; $9.2M indirect costs


  • In 2015 the School received full accreditation with no citations for eight years from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). This is the second consecutive no-citations accreditation for SIU. 
  • In October 2012, the School received Continued Accreditation for the Institution from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with a commendation for substantial compliance. The next site visit is scheduled for October 2024. Residency programs are individually accredited by the ACGME.
  • In 2017, the School received a 6-year Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • In 2017, the School's Physician Assistant Program was granted Continuing Accreditation Status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) for the maximum of ten years.  The next site visit is scheduled for 2027.


Edited 10/21.