Advanced standing policy
SIU School of Medicine does not accept applications for advanced standing. Students from foreign medical schools or any other non-LCME-approved programs will be required to apply for first-year entry.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine occasionally accepts transfers from other LCME-approved allopathic medical schools. Transfer applications are considered only in the event of a vacancy in the class due to our students' attrition. Transfers are not accepted into the fourth year. To be considered for transfer, one must meet the following conditions:
- Be in good academic standing at his/her medical school.
- Be currently enrolled in an LCME-approved medical school.
- Objectively demonstrating substantial personal hardship will result from his/her inability to live in the Springfield area.
If you feel that your situation meets all of the above criteria, please direct a letter describing in detail your reasons for requesting a transfer to:
Haneme Idrizi, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Office of Student Affairs
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
P.O. Box 19624
Springfield, IL 62794-9624