SIU School of Medicine Other Benefits

We are excited about your interest in employment at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. SIU Medicine offers an exceptional benefits program to help meet our employees' diverse needs. This page will acquaint you with the fringe benefits you will be eligible to receive as an employee at SIU School of Medicine. If you would like additional information or answers to specific questions about any of the benefits outlined, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

Vacation accrual rates vary based on employment type and years of service. Paid sick time is accrued to be used for personal illness, doctor visits and for illness of immediate family members 

Employees receive 13 paid holidays per year in addition to accrued paid time off.

Continue your graduate or undergraduate education with the help of tuition waivers or tuition reimbursement.

The School of Medicine offers 2 voluntary retirement accounts that employees can participate in if they choose. Employees can enroll, stop or change deductions at any time and it is just strictly your money that you’re investing towards retirement (no matching funds from the state or the university).