We’re glad you are considering SIU School of Medicine as your springboard to a medical career. Our modestly sized, affordably priced institution is renowned as an innovator in medical education. While maintaining high academic standards, the SIU Admissions Committee looks beyond grades for evidence of responsibility, time management skills, maturity, integrity, social awareness, compassion, service orientation, proper motivation, identification with the goals and nature of the school, exploration of medicine as a career and good interpersonal skills. 

We accept applications through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), and give preference to residents of downstate Illinois and other underserved locations, including rural and inner-city areas.

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Matt Mannion

Out of many, one student groups bond over adversities, diversity

Medical student Matt Mannion is one of the third generation in his family pursuing medicine at SIU. 

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Radical Change: Y3T a Success

Summer 2017 marked the end of the first year of the new third year curriculum. Dubbed the Year 3 Transformation, (Y3T), it was the first update to the SIU School of Medicine curriculum in more than a dozen years, developed through a $577,000 Macy Foundation grant awarded in 2014.

SIU Medicine Holds 43rd Commencement

Sixty-three physicians and four graduate students at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine received their diplomas on Saturday, May 20, in the Sangamon Auditorium at University of Illinois