School of Medicine
#SIUDAY March 1, 2017

The SIU School of Medicine establishes connections and has a wide impact.  Its mission is to assist people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.  Based in Springfield and Carbondale, the School works closely with affiliated community hospitals in Carbondale, Decatur, Quincy and Springfield.  The school served over 115,000 patients last year. 

A key player in the development of a regional academic medical center, the School of Medicine has also become an international leader in medical education.  The physician faculty provides tertiary medical care, including a full-range of services in several dozen specialty clinics.  There are currently 285 Medical students, 336 Residents, 63 MEDPREP students, and 80 students in the Physician Assistant Program. 

The School’s research covers a wide range of basic and clinical sciences.  The Simmons Cancer Institute and the Springfield Combined Laboratory Facility enable the School to conduct more research that will benefit the region. 

Your contribution to medical education and to improving opportunities for these future professionals is an investment in the health of our communities.  We are thankful for your generosity.

Student Resource Fund:  To enhance the academic & non-academic life of our students by providing a source of funds to purchase items that improve their educational experience on both Carbondale and Springfield campuses.

Resident Resource Fund:  Funds will be used for research opportunities, the purchase of books, and other educational materials, specialty conferences, presentations, and other opportunities. 

Harold Bardo Medical Student Scholarship Fund: This helps provide scholarships for SIU School of Medicine students who have graduated from the SIU MEDPREP program. In addition to financial need, the student must have an excellence academic record and demonstrate the professional character exemplified by Dr. Bardo.

School of Medicine General Research Fund:  To be used for research related expenses only within the department.  

SOM Dean and Provost Excellence Fund:  To be used for expenditures within the department/division.

School of Medicine Scholarship Fund:  Scholarships to support the medical education of disadvantaged students.

Community Support Network:  To support the CSN program at SIU School of Medicine. Expenses such as, but not limited to, extra support for client's basic needs (food, clothing, hygiene items) and quality of life activities.

Discovery Science Research:  Fund for the School of Medicine's general research activities.  To be used for research related expenses only within the department.

Alzheimer's Center Activities Fund:  To hold funds to be used to support the operations and research of the CADRD.

Simmons Cancer Institute Fund:  To provide support for the Institute including but not necessarily limited to travel, books and materials, equipment, graduate stipends and salary supplement.

Saluki Cares Challenge
Saluki Cares facilitates and coordinates a university-wide program of care and support for students in distress. In addition to fostering a supportive environment, the program connects students to campus resources and provides students with opportunities to overcome personal and educational barriers on their path to success. The SIU Alumni Association will match every contribution to Saluki Cares up to $4,000 during #SIUDAY.
$4,000 MATCHED
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