Internal Medicine Residency

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Our program continues to pioneer educational innovation. Lessons learned from the Academic Chronic Care Collaborative and the Educational Innovations project continue to inform how best to improve our program and also help shape the future teaching content, structure, and delivery across residency programs in internal medicine.

Our objective is to graduate residents who feel they are unrestricted in their career options. SIU IM residency program graduates are well prepared for a variety of practice settings as generalists or subspecialty fellows in academics or private practice.

The SIU fellowship footprint continues to grow with the addition of our gastroenterology fellowship program which welcomed its charter class in July 2022. GI joins our existing fellowships in cardiology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, and pulmonary/crictical care medicine. 

Andrew Varney, MD
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Internal Medicine

General program information

A career in internal medicine opens up an exciting, intellectual challenge that will stimulate you to both learn the science and master the art of medicine. Some of the most challenging adult patients require the depth and breadth of the internist’s care. A career in internal medicine will never bore you!


SIU Preliminary Medicine Residency will prepare you for advanced standing programs. Rotation experiences and expectations are identical to categorical residents, including unique opportunities during Y week specific to the needs of the advanced standing program. Our Preliminary Medicine residents have fewer hospitalist weeks and more elective time relative to categorical track residents. As a 3 + 1 program the academic year consists of 13 X rotations and 13 Y weeks.

Meet the residency staff

As a resident-centered program, we want you to know our door is always open. We value the relationships we develop over the course of your training at SIU School of Medicine. Whether or not you were born and raised here, you will come to love the friendly personalities of Central Illinois, the sights and sounds of the State Fair, and the taste of your first Horseshoe!

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Springfield, IL from a residents point of view
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