Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

SIU School of Medicine was established in 1970 with a mission to educate physicians for central and southern Illinois. We are a medical school with four areas of excellence: medical education, patient care, research and community service. 

Our 270 physicians treat patients throughout the region through our multidisciplinary clinics called SIU Medicine. We also engage in world-renowned research, notably in cancer, Alzheimer’s and audiology. Community service is a part of everything we do.

As a community-based medical school, we don’t own our hospitals, but partner with numerous hospitals in Illinois to ensure the needs of the communities are met with a patient-centered focus.

Our mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health-care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community. We do this through the Triple Aim + 1: health care that is more effective, efficient, equitable and enjoyable.

The SIU SOM exists for two reasons: 1) to improve the health care education delivery of health care and the health for the people of western, central, and southern Illinois. 2) to advance the discipline of medicine. We do that by educating physicians, physician assistants and scientists, by researching the causes and cures of disease and by caring for people and communities through systems of care that meet the Triple aim + 1: Health care and health care education that’s more effective, efficient, equitable and enjoyable.