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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Janet Albers, MD Doctor, Leader, Teacher, Giver

Promoting change toward better health for individuals and communities has been a key goal of Dr. Albers' work at SIU for nearly 25 years.

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New School of Medicine podcast explores impact of environment on our health

Medical students at SIU School of Medicine in collaboration with WSIU Public Broadcasting have created ‘So ILL,’ a new podcast that explores the relationship between the environment and our health.
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SIU medical students trivia night raises $10K for area children

Students at SIU School of Medicine hosted their second annual Trivia Night on October 21 at Ace Sign Company Museum in Springfield. Amid the fun and games, the group raised more than $10,000 to benefit St. John's Children's Hospital.
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New students begin medical training at Southern Illinois University

A White Coat Ceremony at SIU School of Medicine in Carbondale celebrated the new students in the Class of 2027 who have begun pursuing medical degrees to care for the people of central and southern Illinois and beyond.