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Why SIU

International acclaim

SIU School of Medicine sets the standard in medical education. Our award-winning curricular design, combined with hands-on teaching, small class sizes and attentive faculty, provides the foundation for a rewarding, fulfilling career in medicine or research.

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5,800+

graduates of our GME programs

22

residency programs and 12 fellowships

1 of 2

medical schools in the world to earn 5 Aspire awards

1970

SIU School of Medicine was founded

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We welcome all virtual visitors to learn more about the SIU School of Medicine experience and to learn ways to engage our educational, research and community programs. You can start by picking your path below to be directed to a summary of resources designed to meet your needs.

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Tissue and Knowledge Grow in SIU's Regenerative Medicine Lab

Skin Engineering

The process of tissue engineering had gained popularity in the ‘90s, and Dr. Michael Neumeister made it his research focus.

Twenty-five years later, what was once theory is now closer to practice. Dr. Neumeister directs research projects to build back better in SIU’s Regenerative Medicine and Microsurgical Education Laboratory. The lab’s innovations include developing hair-bearing skin using hair follicle stem cells; modifying fat to form nerve, cartilage and bone; ear and trachea reconstruction; and actual bone reconstruction.

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Latest news

Alzheimer's research

Glutamate shows potential for identifying change from healthy aging to Alzheimer’s

A new publication from Drs. Kevin Hascup and Erin Hascup research groups at the Smith Alzheimer’s Center at SIU Medicine shows the potential for using glutamate to develop therapies for those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Dr. Bradley Schwartz

Vala family, Memorial Health gift $2M to create endowment at SIU

Local business owners and philanthropists Frank and Linda Vala have established an endowed chair to support research and training in urology at SIU School of Medicine.
COVID-19 Testing Vials

Free COVID testing in Springfield

SIU Medicine is offering free COVID-19 testing to the public through a partnership with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health and SHIELD Illinois.
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Surgical Skills Lab