Student Life


Students attending University of Illinois COM are located at four different campuses: Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana. Each campus has a unique culture and student dynamic that enhances the overall character of the school. The University Medical Student Council (UMSC) is the student government organization that encompasses all four campuses. Some of the committees that students participate in "college-wide", i.e. across all four campuses, are included here. 

Additionally, all four sites partner with the COM Urban Health Program to assist students who are underrepresented in medicine. 



  • The Chicago Campus is the biggest of the four campuses and houses many of the central services that are offered across the college. Matriculating students have an incredible experience ahead of them with no shortage of interesting urban opportunities to take advantage of. The Chicago campus is part of the larger University of Illinois Chicago campus which is located west of the “loop” in the City of Chicago.


  • The Peoria Campus is known among students for its small class sizes, rigorous curriculum and hands-on clerkships. Located in downtown Peoria, the medical school campus is adjacent to its two major academic affiliate hospitals which provide access to more than 900 patient beds, a referral patient population of more than 2 million people, a Level I trauma center, a full service tertiary hospital for children, a state-of-the-art medical simulation center, and 20 residencies and fellowships.



  • Students at the Urbana Campus have an opportunity to learn the first-year curriculum with instruction from top researchers and clinical faculty in a supportive and personalized setting. Those who stay in the area for M2 and beyond have the opportunity to learn in excellent community hospitals with diverse patient populations. MD/PhD students in Urbana can choose among a wide array of PhDs from top-ranked departments.