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Academic Programs

MD Program

The MD program at SIU School of Medicine is conducted at the medical education facilities in both Carbondale and Springfield. The split campus allows the School to maximize the existing resources of a major university and the long-established clinical facilities in Springfield - Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital. The two campuses also serve to reaffirm the School's commitment to providing academic support to practicing physicians in central and southern Illinois.

MD - JD Program

In cooperation with the SIU School of Law, the School of Medicine offers a special six-year program leading to the concurrent award of degrees in law and medicine. Students will be admitted separately to each of these schools. Interested persons should contact the Office of Admissions for information. Program overview.

MD - MPH Program

The MD/MPH program is a joint program of SIU School of Medicine and the SIU Carbondale College of Education and Human Services. At the end of this five-year MD/MPH Program, students will receive a doctor of medicine degree and a master's degree of public health. The program takes place on both the SIU Carbondale and Springfield campuses. Students will first study a public health curriculum for three semesters in the Department of Health Education and Recreation at SIU Carbondale. Following the year of public health training, students will remain in Carbondale during the second year of the program, when they will begin their medical school training. The remaining three years will continue the medical curriculum in Springfield, with the fifth and final year of the program being a combined MD/MPH year. ****This program is ONLY offered to students once they have been offered an acceptance and before they matriculate into the MD program.


The Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP) is a certificate-granting postbaccalaureate program on the Carbondale campus sponsored by the School of Medicine. It operates year-round beginning in June and has its own teaching faculty who offer special tutorials, seminars, and classes to enrolled students. MEDPREP students also enroll in regular preprofessional courses offered on the Carbondale campus and receive extensive tutorial assistance under the program's supervision. The curriculum includes review courses in the sciences to help students prepare for the MCAT and basic skill classes to improve communication, testmanship, and study skills as well as advanced enrichment courses in biology. Some students accepted for the program are given individualized attention, extensive tutorial support, assistance in preparing for the MCAT, and guidance in making applications to medical schools. Undergraduate students are eligible. All students must meet the regular university standards for admission and retention in addition to MEDPREP standards. There is no guarantee of acceptance to this school of medicine or to any other medical school.

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