Institution and Program Closure Reduction


This policy was developed for SIU Medicine. SIU Medicine collectively applies to the SIU School of Medicine (SIU SOM), including the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and SIU HealthCare (SIU HC). These entities are collectively referred to as SIU in this document.

This document applies to SIU staff, faculty, trainees, agents, officers, directors, interns, volunteers, contractors, and any other individual or entity engaged in providing teaching, research and health care items and services at SIU. These individuals are collectively referred to as SIU personnel in this document.


The term “resident” is inclusive of all trainees at SIU SOM, whether training in a residency or fellowship program.  The term “program” is inclusive of all SIU residency or fellowship programs, whether accredited or  non-accredited.


In the event that it becomes necessary for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and its Affiliated Hospitals to reduce the size of a residency program, close a residency program, or close the sponsoring institution.


The institution will inform its GMEC, DIO, and affected residents as soon as possible.  Should such a reduction or closure become inevitable, the institution will allow all residents affected by the closure to complete their education at SIU School of Medicine and the Affiliated Hospitals, assist the residents in enrolling in another ACGME-accredited program in which they can continue their education.