Welcome to the two year, post baccalaureate Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP) at SIU School of Medicine. Established in 1972, MEDPREP operates year round to prepare students who wish to enter medical or dental school and pursue rewarding careers in research, patientcare and education.

MEDPREP is especially dedicated to providing assistance to educationally and/or economically disadvantaged students by helping them hone their skills and enhance their academic records.

Our program offers future health care professionals a non traditional path to medicine and helps students prepare for and master the rigorous coursework required for their continued training and education in medicine


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Join our Community of Scholarship Supporters for Day of Giving: March 4, 2020

MEDPREP has a long history of preparing outstanding men and women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds for the health professions. Over 1,100 students have entered medical or dental schools in our
Wheeler Hall at SIU Carbondale Campus

SIU among the 10 Best “Hidden Gem” Public Universities In the US

SIU Carbondale was just named one of the 10-best “Hidden Gems” in college education by the College Gazette. The article notes SIU’s innovations in education and research, and progressive attitude

Shirley McGlinn Milestone Ceremony Welcomes MP class of '21

MEDPREP students take the Pledge at the Shirley McGlinn Milestone Ceremony, receive scholarships.