Family and Community Medicine


The SIU Department of Family and Community Medicine is a group of people, spread across the southwestern half of the State of Illinois, united by a common vision and passion for the health of the people we serve. Faculty members and community teaching physicians in our department have common goals of providing excellent medical care and improving the health status of the people of Illinois through educational and research programs.

Family Medicine Skills Lab
Dr. Janet Albers
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Message from the chair

The department of Family Medicine is the foundation of training generalist medicine and community health care at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Through innovation in curricular development and clinical practice, the Department is committed to training family physicians of the highest quality who become regional leaders in health development, provide cutting edge health care services to the people of southern and central Illinois, and advancing the principles of family medicine and population health through the scholarship of discovery, education, integration and application.

New home, new technology for family medicine and physician assistant training

Innovative spaces

In August 2019, SIU Medicine unveiled a new state-of-the-art clinic and teaching facility at 300 W. Oak Street in Carbondale, Illinois. The 40,000-square-foot space is now home to SIU Center for Family Medicine–Carbondale and SIU Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.

The construction plan was developed as SIU’s family medicine clinic began to outgrow its space in the professional office building connected to SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. The Physician Assistant Program was previously housed on the SIU Carbondale campus.
Since its opening in 1974, health care professionals at SIU Center for Family Medicine–Carbondale have provided care for the entire family, from newborns to seniors. The center is also home to an accredited family medicine residency program, which provides learners with comprehensive training in diverse medical fields, including pediatrics, behavioral health, surgery and geriatrics. The program also offers advanced training in sports medicine through its fellowship program.

“Developing this space gave us an incredible opportunity to plan for the future,” says Center Director Quincy Scott, DO. “We’ve created a beautiful new home for our health care providers, residents and students, with patient care that’s forward-focused and backed by the latest research and discoveries in medical education.”

Physician Assitant Program in Carbondale
SIU Center for Family Medicine Carbondale