A common goal

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.

In communities throughout Illinois, our department has developed university-administered, community-based programs that are organized by a strong central department that is closely connected with the SIU School of Medicine. Our department houses a 14 site federally qualified health center to best meet the healthcare needs of our communities and which also uniquely serves the educational needs of our learners. We have established a strong family medicine education program which collectively:

  • Supports five distinct residency training programs
  • Are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (MD) with Osteopathic recognition as well at three.
  • Provides six model family medicine offices to their patients
  • Graduates a soon to be 33 family physicians each year
  • Supports a Physician Assistant Program with 40 graduates per year
  • Provides two sports medicine fellowships
  • Supports training in Family Medicine for 288 traditional SIU medical students
  • Houses the Lincoln Scholars rural medical student track
  • Provides a nationally recognized Family Medicine four-week core clerkship
  • Offers over 30 elective courses to medical students
  • Provides student interest group opportunities in Family Medicine, Community Outreach and Global Health
  • Serves as a national Student Hotspotting hub site for the National Center for Complex Health & Social Needs
  • Have numerous contacts and collaborations with community health agencies
  • Collaborate on research and program development
  • Intimately embrace and implement health information technology
  • Have support from a central core office for administration and finance
Family medicine residency map