School of Medicine
#SIUDAY March 7, 2018

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.  Please see a list of our funding priorities below.


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

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

Harold Bardo Medical Student Scholarship:  To provide financial support for students in the SIU School of Medicine that have graduated from the SIU MEDPREP program.  

Physicians Assistant Scholarship Fund:  Scholarship to support students in the Physicians 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. 

Graduate Student Resource Fund:  Gifts to the Goodarzi Memorial Fund will benefit Graduate Students in the School of Medicine.

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

Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Research:  Illinois Health Improvement Association Research Fund supports research with priority given to Alzheimer's and Diabetes.

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. 

Office of Population Science & Policy Fund:  These funds support the Office of Population Science & Policy at the School of Medicine.  

Donate and turn your state PURPLE!
Rank State Gifts
1 IL 199
2 MO 2
2 MD 2
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
Participating Groups with the largest number of gifts
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Agricultural Sciences 203
2 School of Medicine 137
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 128
4 College of Education and Human Services 100
5 School of Law 78
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