Office of the Executive Dean

Dean Azar

A Message From Dean Azar

Our commitment to shaping the future of medicine manifests itself in the educational, research and clinical goals of the college. Our focus stays fixed on providing an excellent education to our diverse body of graduate and medical students, and trainees. 

The Class of 2012 had a 98 percent match rate, and as I attended the celebration earlier this year the excitement of students matching to highly competitive program specialties across the country was contagious. This palpable passion for academic excellence and leadership is the mark of a University of Illinois College of Medicine student. These virtues will allow each of them to pursue and excel in their individual interests in medicine and biomedical research.  

We will continue to shape the future of medicine through excellent teaching, active learning, faculty development and enhanced educational programs. As the College of Medicine undertakes exciting university wide technological innovations and modernization to the physical educational environment, we will continue to showcase our academically distinct and talented Illinois Medicine community. Together we will shape the future of medicine.

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