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Medical Education Projects

SIU School of Medicine is internationally recognized  for its contribution to medical education.  The SIU’s Department of Surgery has also had a strong presence in the world of surgical education, thanks to Dr. J. Roland Folse, the first chairman of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, and Dr. Gary Dunnington who followed him.


We have a strong Department of Medical Education with personnel trained in qualitative and quantitave research with a focus in adult learning, education, and medical education specifically.  


In addition to trained personnel, SIU School of Medicine works closely with Memorial Medical Center in their Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) where medical students and residents can not only practice surgical skills and techniques but also develop new ways to practice and train.