Dr. Kevin Simon

Simon leads efforts for better behavioral health in Boston

SIU School of Medicine alumnus Dr. Kevin Simon (’15) was named Boston's first chief behavioral health officer in June 2022. Mayor Michelle Wu appointed Simon to the newly created post and tasked him with developing and implementing a comprehensive behavioral health agenda for the city's most vulnerable.
MEDPREP item drive

MEDPREP student drive nets 13K hygiene products for women in corrections

SIU MEDPREP students delivered more than 13,000 feminine hygiene products to Springfield on March 19 for women housed in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Students attending the SNMA Conference

SIU attends SNMA Conference

SIU Family Medicine Residency Program for Springfield went to recruit medical students at this year’s Student National Medical Associations Annual Medical Education Conference (SNMA). On April 5 - 9
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, 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