School of Medicine
Help us celebrate 150 years by making an impact.

The SIU School of Medicine’s 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 and clinics throughout Illinois.

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 293 Medical students, 330 Residents, 65 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.  Please see a list of our funding priorities below.


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

Shirley McGlinn MEDPREP Scholarship:  To provide financial support for students enrolled in the Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP).

Physicians’ Assistant Scholarship Fund:  Scholarship to support students in the Physician Assistant program.

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. 

SOM Dean and Provost Excellence Fund:  To be used for expenditures within SIU School of Medicine departments when need arises.

Simmons Cancer Institute Research Fund:  To provide support to the Simmons Cancer Institute.

Family Medicine Patient Resources: These funds support the food pantry located at Springfield’s Family and Community Medicine. 

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Rank State Gifts
1 IL 370
2 MO 3
3 HI 2
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes gifts during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline gifts will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 826
2 School of Medicine 289
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 127
4 Strong Survivors 110
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 97
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 Saluki Athletics $201,798.00
2 College of Engineering $134,005.00
3 School of Medicine $91,112.00
4 College of Education and Human Services $64,980.00
5 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,547.00
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