Resident Life

A well-balanced lifestyle is encouraged at the Southern Illinois University Decatur Family Medicine residency program. Many social events are organized through the program.These events facilitate a sense of comradery and community with our residents, faculty, and staff. Many residents also set up their own events away from the residency which can be anything from a simple bite to eat to going on a relaxing bike ride.Decatur is centrally located among some of the other big cities in the Midwest also making a simple weekend getaway possible. 

SIU Decatur Social Events

  • Beginning of the year Picnic
  • Weekly movie nights 
  • Barbecues
  • Saturday Morning Bike Rides
  • Superbowl Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Post-Match Parties
  • Pie Days
  • Nerf Gun Fights   
  • Staff Appreciation


The Beach House
Paco’s Sol Bistro
Anna Thai
Tap Root
Head West Subs
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza
Cherry Berry Frozen Yogurt
University Dogs
Lock Stock and Barrel
Gin Mill
Coney McKanes

Local Attractions / Groups

Spin City Cycles
Decatur Running Club
Decatur Park District
Decatur YMCA
AMC Theater
Decatur Celebration
Decatur Indoor Sports Center
Decatur Children’s Museum
Scovill Zoo
Kirkland Fine Arts Center