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Onboarding with SIU School of Medicine

This site is designed to help you get started in your new position.


With the links provided on this page, you will learn what you need to be prepared for your first day, what you need to bring with you, and what to expect. You’ll find links and resources to help you smoothly transition into your new career. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back in periodically as you acclimate yourself to your new job in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

The mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health-care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community.

New Employee Resources

SIU School of Medicine has many resources available to assist you in becoming better acquainted with the School, its mission and the opportunities afforded to you as an employee.

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Things to Know Before You Arrive

We are delighted you have chosen to join our team and look forward to working together.

Before You Arrive

Your First Day

During orientation you will complete your employment documents, obtain identification cards, and receive information about parking permits, retirement and insurance benefits, and university policies and procedures...Read more on Your First Day.


Your First Week

Your first few days at SIU School of Medicine can be both exciting and overwhelming. You will be introduced to the people, processes, procedures and systems you will interact with, as well as the space and organizational structure in which you will function.

First Week

Your First Few Weeks

Orientation does not end after your first week. During your first few weeks of employment you should expect more in-depth introductions to your position, department, policies and guidelines.

First Few Weeks

Your First 3 - 6 Months

As you reach your 3 and 6 month milestones, you should begin to feel like you are becoming an integrated team member of the School of Medicine.

First 3-6 Months

Your First Year

You have successfully completed your first year of employment at SIU School of Medicine! Congratulations! By now, you should feel fully integrated into your department.

First Year