Medicine Psychiatry is a branch of medicine which provides care to the patients with problems at the interface of adult general medicine and adult psychiatry. Patients for whom we care, are afforded a high level of multidisciplinary care that can encompass primary care delivery, psychiatric care or a combination of both.
Our goal is to provide and advance quality health care to patients with psychiatric, medical and combined illness while assisting in the improvement of skill and knowledge of the residents and students we teach.
Our Mission: Our goal is to provide and advance quality health care to patients with psychiatric, medical and combined illness while assisting in the improvement of skill and knowledge of the residents and students we teach.
Leadership: At SIU School of Medicine, you receive the kind of quality and service you expect from a leader. Our institution is always evolving as the needs of our patients change and as new treatments are created. You can rest assured that, working with SIU School of Medicine, you will enjoy the latest services, technology and developments in the industry.
Teamwork: We make it our responsibility to know you and your healthcare needs. We work closely with you to ensure that the solutions we provide are tailored to meet your unique needs and challenges. We are committed to your health and well being.
Education: In addition, as part of the Departments of Internal Medicine & Psychiatry the Division of Medicine-Psychiatry provides its students and residents with an intensive, community-based education that mirrors the real world in which they will practice.
When Did Medicine-Psychiatry Begin at SIU?
The combined medicine-psychiatry program formally began in July 1992. Our 5-year, combined residency program received approval from the Boards of Internal Medicine and Neurology Psychiatry on April 1, 1993. It was reapproved on July 2002.