Medical Education Year 2


In the second year at SIU Medicine, the curriculum is fully integrated around organ systems. Materials integrate the disciplines of clinical medicine, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, public health populations and radiology into four, nine week long core instructional units arranged around organ systems.

The second-year curriculum is nine months long with a two-week winter break. Students usually take Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) at the end of the second-year curriculum.

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Year 2 Units

  • Unit 1-HII (Hematology, Immunology, & Infection)
  • Unit 2- CRR (Cardiovascular, Respiratory, & Renal)
  • Unit 3- NMB (Neuromuscular Behavior)
  • Unit 4-ERG (Endocrine, Reproductive, & Gastrointestinal). 
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Geoff Pettys is new medical library director

Geoff Pettys has been named the director of SIU School of Medicine's Medical Library.