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AFSCME, SIU School of Medicine ratify new agreement

After nearly 14 months of negotiations, SIU School of Medicine and AFSCME Local 370 have come to an agreement and successfully ratified a new contract, effective through June 30, 2025.
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SIU Medicine’s charter class of rural physicians ready for residency, greener pastures

The Lincoln Scholars Program at SIU School of Medicine graduated its charter class of medical students on May 18. The program was initiated in 2019 to create a pipeline to train physicians with a focus on rural medical care. Learn more about the first class.
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SIU Medicine coordinating mass casualty training simulation May 18

SIU Medicine is coordinating a pediatric-focused mass casualty training opportunity at Hope Church at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 23. It will involve area first responders – Springfield police, fire, ambulance and dispatch – and officials from the SIU Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as health organizations from across the city.
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Continuing education scholarships available for rural nurses

Keeping rural health care healthy: Applications are now available for scholarships to the 2024 Nurse Scholar program!
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Trainees gain experience, garner awards at 2024 Research Symposia

A two-day symposium offered trainees from across the School of Medicine system an opportunity to gain experience in making formal presentations of their research and clinical discoveries.
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Memorial Care to transition North Dirksen Urgent Care Clinic to SIU Medicine

Memorial Health and SIU Medicine have announced plans to transition the urgent care clinic at Memorial Care on North Dirksen Parkway to a federally qualified health center (FQHC) administered by SIU Medicine this summer.
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Medical school honors Sangamon County student artists

“My kid could paint that.” This statement is meant as criticism when uttered by an art museum patron or gallery browser who sees similarities between an exuberant offspring and an abstract master like
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2024 Sangamon County Student Art Awards

Here are the young artists honored at the 2024 Sangamon County Student Art Awards.
Azhar U.S. Citizenship

Dr. Waqas Azhar welcomed as U.S. citizen

SIU oncologist Dr. Waqas Azar and his wife, Dr. Noor Khalid, joined 76 other guests from around the world this spring at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum to take the U.S. Oath of Citizenship.