SIU Alton Family Residency Program Granted Initial Accreditation by the ACGME

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In light of our recent accreditation, we put together a short newsletter.  Click here for a PDF version of the text below.


After months of planning, and much hard work on the part of many people, we applied for and have received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We were notified of our official approval on May 4, 2020.

The program will now begin recruiting resident physicians who spend the next three years as part of the Alton Family Medicine Residency and the Alton community. Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Res-idency Application Service (ERAS), and after a season of interviews, residents will be matched with their new Programs in March of 2021.

We look forward to welcoming this first class of six resident doctors to join us beginning July 1, 2021.

Resident physicians will spend their time in Alton working with top notch physicians in Family Medicine and in other specialties in the Alton area and surrounding medical communities, and will also work with our colleagues at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for in-depth hospital pediatrics experiences.

As they complete their residency training, these physicians will obtain their Board certification through the American Board of Family Medicine and upon graduation will begin practicing in our local communities and beyond.

A big THANK YOU to all who helped to make this venture a success, especially our partners at Alton Memorial Hospital, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, BJC/St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University, and SIUE School of Pharmacy!
We look forward to welcoming our new SIU Family Medicine Resident Physicians July 1, 2021!

Contact Us

#1 Memorial Drive
Hatch Wing, Rm. G359
Alton, IL  62002
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