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Championing care through academic medicine

As a teaching institution and clinical practice, SIU School of Medicine delivers an academic advantage in patient care. Our faculty are continually teaching medical students, and are attuned to the latest developments in procedures and protocols.

With academic medicine, care can be tailored to each patient's needs. Shaped by the insights of medical students and teachers whose mission is to improve patients' health while simultaneously advancing medical research. This balance of empathy and innovation enables the SIU School of  Medicine to provide a new standard of care.

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About SIU Medicine

The mission of SIU School of Medicine is to optimize the health of the people of central and southern Illinois through education, patient care, research and service to the community. With more than 300 providers practicing in primary and specialty care, SIU Medicine, the school's health care practice, serves patients throughout central and southern Illinois. SIU Medicine is based in Springfield, Illinois, with multiple regional sites over a 150-mile radius.

SIU Medicine is dedicated to delivering an innovative curriculum to learners and high-quality care to patients. We prioritize research and the use of the newest evidence-based medical treatments. 

As one of the largest employers in the greater Springfield area, SIU Medicine offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health insurance, prescription drug benefits, life insurance and retirement options.

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Introducing SIU Medicine's new hiring portal

Our hiring portal recently went through some changes. 

View our current openings at SIU and apply today! 

Dr. Kari Wolf
Colleague spotlight

Turning ripples into waves

Kari Wolf, MD, has never been afraid of making waves. The chair of SIU Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry was born in Evanston, Illinois, and raised in Iowa where she experienced her first opportunity to challenge the status quo and make a meaningful impact. Years later, she launched her campaign to begin growing Illinois’ behavioral health workforce. In 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1165 — the Illinois Behavioral Health Workforce Act and by March 2023, the Behavioral Health Workforce Center (BHWC) was officially launched.

With future-forward thinking, Wolf sees the BHWC and SIU School of Medicine continuing to grow, innovate and transform the mental health care delivery systems.

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Our culture

At SIU Medicine, we’re dedicated to improving patients’ lives, enriching the communities we serve and call home, and fostering employees’ personal and professional growth. We believe in continuous improvement and helping each staff member reach his or her potential by providing tuition reimbursement, grant funding and the tools necessary to excel in your career.

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SIU benefits

SIU Medicine provides exceptional benefits, including paid vacation and sick leave, health, dental and vision insurance, and access to life insurance, prescription drug coverage and health savings accounts.

Whether SIU Medicine is a stopover or final destination in your career, we are committed to empowering employees. Our team members can take advantage of tuition waivers or reimbursement as well as opportunities to attend national and international conferences, participate in ongoing training or join professional membership organizations.