In his book “Reinventing American Healthcare,” health policy analyst Ezekiel Emanuel states, “For the last 100 years, medical education has been largely unchanged... Medical education is probably the slowest-evolving institution in society. This will need to change.”
The 50-year evolution of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine defies expectations. Almost from the beginning, we distinguished ourselves with an innovative curriculum and ability to set medical education trends rather than follow them. We encourage continuous learning with innovative spaces and tech tools that lead the way in medical education. We are proud of the achievements that brought us here, but eager to push for progress that benefits the learner of the future.
This issue of Aspects inaugurates our 50-year anniversary as a medical school. Join us as we explore some of the creative ways SIU is using technology and innovation to prepare our students for medical care in the digital age.