New home, new technology for family medicine and physician assistant training
In August 2019, SIU Medicine unveiled a new state-of-the-art clinic and teaching facility at 300 W. Oak Street in Carbondale, Illinois. The 40,000-square-foot space is now home to SIU Center for Family Medicine–Carbondale and SIU Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.
The construction plan was developed as SIU’s family medicine clinic began to outgrow its space in the professional office building connected to SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. The Physician Assistant Program was previously housed on the SIU Carbondale campus.
Since its opening in 1974, health care professionals at SIU Center for Family Medicine–Carbondale have provided care for the entire family, from newborns to seniors. The center is also home to an accredited family medicine residency program, which provides learners with comprehensive training in diverse medical fields, including pediatrics, behavioral health, surgery and geriatrics. The program also offers advanced training in sports medicine through its fellowship program.
“Developing this space gave us an incredible opportunity to plan for the future,” says Center Director Quincy Scott, DO. “We’ve created a beautiful new home for our health care providers, residents and students, with patient care that’s forward-focused and backed by the latest research and discoveries in medical education.”