Graduate Medical Education

Welcome

SIU School of Medicine's mission is to optimize the health of the people of central and southern Illinois through education, patient care, research and service to the community. SIU Graduate Medical Education (GME) supports this mission via program excellence, individual attention and support for learners, supervisors and staff, and strong relationships with our affiliate hospitals. 

Our GME programs offer learners direct access to sophisticated technologies, advanced training, and evidence-based innovations.  Our institutional aim is to train physicians in a variety of specialties who are well equipped to practice in small urban and rural communities. 

Graduates of SIU residency and fellowship programs will be confident, caring and passionate physicians who will succeed and carry our values, and our commitment to social accountability, wherever they choose to practice.

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Skills Lab
Medical students study in the courtyard of SIU School of Medicine

Values

Our values, as articulated in the 2020-2025 SIU SOM Strategic plan, are that we:

  • are committed to an environment of discovery in which innovation, scientific inquiry, application of knowledge and creative professional achievement flourish.
  • are committed to excellence and continuous improvement in all we do.
  • collaborate and partner with the community.
  • strive to be a just, fair, unbiased, and anti-racist organization.
  • strive for equity in our relationships, hiring practices, teaching, research, access to care, delivery of care and partnerships.  
  • create compassionate and healing environments for all.

Featured program

SIU School of Medicine is a world-renowned leader in surgical education and simulation. Our Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery residency program emphasizes the use of our state-of-the-art surgical skills center, the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, with monthly high fidelity skills labs. Residents are excused from clinical duties during these labs in order to maximize their benefit. This portion of our curriculum is truly unique and provides residents a safe and rich environment to develop their surgical skills outside of the operating room. 

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Naya Jackson accepts Outstanding Coordinator award

Jackson named 2022 Outstanding Coordinator

Congratulations to Naya Jackson, SIU School of Medicine’s Outstanding Coordinator of the Year. Naya is the residency program administrator for the Plastic Surgery Residency Program as well as the Hand
Jennifer Rodgers

Rodgers honored for excellence in graduate medical education

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has selected Jennifer Rodgers for its 2022 Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award. Rodgers is director of graduate medical education and
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Gastroenterology adds Fellowship program

The SIU Division of Gastroenterology has obtained ACGME accreditation for a new Fellowship program. The achievement has been reached after decades of development. A fellowship is advanced training a

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