Student Affairs


Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs at SIU Medicine. Our office includes Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar and Student Services. 

We provide a variety of services for our learners: career education, debt counseling, career mentoring and transcript ordering. We are also here to improve the learning environment for all our students and support SIU Medicine’s strategic goal of being a leader in the field of medical education. 

SIU Students launch Research Scholars Program

Research Scholars Program launched

Since the school's founding in 1970, opportunities have existed for medical students to participate in research projects and cultivate a love for science and lab-based learning. However, recognition for these extra-curricular studies had been informal and varied.

A new Research Scholars Program is changing that. The innovative 4-year elective track will acknowledge and honor SIU medical students for their research efforts completed while in school. Qualified learners receive a certificate at graduation and will be recognized as SIU School of Medicine Research Scholars as they pursue their residency matches.​

The program was designed by SIU medical students in collaboration with faculty both at SIU and at outside institutions to find a model that worked well with the curriculum.

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Latest articles

Junaia Carter 5K

SIU alumni, medical students hosting 5K for cancer research on October 28

On October 28, SIU School of Medicine is hosting a 5K run/walk to honor Junaia Carter, MD, a 2010 alumnus who passed away from Stage 4 breast cancer shortly after graduation. The event in Springfield's Washington Park raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
White Coat Ceremony 2023

New students begin medical training at Southern Illinois University

A White Coat Ceremony at SIU School of Medicine in Carbondale celebrated the new students in the Class of 2027 who have begun pursuing medical degrees to care for the people of central and southern Illinois and beyond.
Enos dad story

Medical student’s family invests time & money in Enos Park renovations

In 2005, Steve and Diane Combs moved to Springfield and bought an older home in Enos Park near the SIU School of Medicine. The Italianate structure was built in 1881, and it needed some work.