Sydney Marshall Telehealth

Aspects of a Learner | Sydney Marshall

Sydney Marshall is a shining example of the type of student MEDPREP was created to aid.
Barra Madden shares her love of dance

Aspects of a Learner | Barra Madden

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

Aspects of a Learner | Tiayrra Kirkwood

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
Burnside

Burnside, faculty make MEDPREP a welcoming environment

Fifteen years ago, Randy Burnside, PhD, was in New Orleans with his wife, her family and a new 2-month-old son when Hurricane Katrina struck, pushing 8 feet of water into their home. He had just been

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.

Day of Giving is a success for MEDPREP

Generous donors pledged more than $1000 to the MEDPREP program during the SIU Day of Giving on March 6. Our supporters' contributions will fund scholarships to returning MEDPREP students this fall.

Measuring MEDPREP's Effectiveness

By Steve Sandstrom After nearly 50 years of operation, how successful is the MEDPREP program in its mission to prepare students for medical professions? In 2016, Anneke Metz, PhD, interim director of