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COLLEGE OF MEDICINE FAST FACTS:

 

REPUTATION

Recognized as a leading medical school, the College of Medicine attracts some of the best students and faculty in the nation. Among our alumni: U.S. Representative James A. McDermott, ’63, and Olga Jonasson, ’58, a pioneer in kidney transplantation.

RESIDENCIES

75 residencies are available in a wide variety of fields on our four campuses. From emergency medicine in Chicago to family practice in Peoria, internal medicine in Urbana, and rural medicine in Rockford, students choose from a wide variety of specialties. »See our residency overview.

RESEARCH

The College’s faculty conducts groundbreaking research in many fields. Advancements include the development of a vaccine against prostate cancer, transplantation of pancreatic islet cells to cure Type I diabetes and more.  »More about our research.

ADMISSIONS

UI participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Applications become available in April and must be filed in November of the year preceding expected entry. Learn more about applying to UI College of Medicine.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Students can earn either an MD,MD/PhD, MD/MPH or MD/MBA. Learn more about our educational programs.

FACULTY

The College of Medicine’s distinguished faculty trains one in six Illinois physicians. Many faculty members have been recognized as top researchers in their fields. For example, Professor of Psychiatry Ovidio De Leon, MD, is a recent recipient of the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, and many UI doctors are recognized every year as “top doctors” by Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors.

FINANCIAL AID

At UICOM and other medical schools, students rely on loans to cover most costs. During the four-year period from 2003 to 2007, UICOM medical students took on an average of $166,000 in student loan debt while receiving an average of $14,500 in scholarships.More about financial aid.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

No other medical school can compete with the College of Medicine’s ability to provide students with clinical experience early. On the Chicago campus, [Chicago campus site] for example, students make rounds with physicians and learn to take patient histories beginning in their first year. Visit our campus sites.

STUDENT BODY

As the largest public medical school in the country, the UI College of Medicine is also the most diverse. Our 1,351 students hail from a wide variety of cultural and economic backgrounds.