Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP) celebrates 50 years of preparing educationally and socioeconomically disadvantaged students for medical, dental and other health professions schools.
Preparing Tomorrow’s Healers
The SIU School of Medicine MEDPREP program has served over 1700 students since 1972. MEDPREP alumni have entered health professions schools across the country including our affiliated SIU School of Medicine and SIU School of Dental Medicine.
Sydney Marshall is a shining example of the type of student MEDPREP was created to aid.
Medical student Barra Madden had dreams of becoming a professional dancer until personal and familial health challenges forever changed her life – and career path.
Tiayrra Kirkwood - MEDPREP Class of 2021 Before enrolling in SIU’s post-baccalaureate preparatory program, Chicago Heights native Tiayrra Kirkwood was a caseworker for the State of Illinois. What did