Education at the College of Medicine

The University of Illinois College of Medicine (UI COM) is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse medical schools, consisting of four campuses with differing environments and a shared strategic vision.

The College of Medicine is committed to continuously updating its educational strategies. Our current educational goals focus on the following:

  1. Providing a first-rate education for a diverse body of graduate and medical students and trainees
  2. Modernizing the physical learning spaces to provide the best possible educational environment, and
  3. Improving student achievement, competence and leadership skills, while easing the burden of rising educational costs

While our students are spread across four campuses, our core College-wide leadership embraces these, a unified mission and overarching goals.

For campus specific information, please choose from below:

Raymond H. Curry, MD, FACP, Senior Associate Dean for Education

Raymond H. Curry, MD, FACP

Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

Raymond H. Curry, MD, FACP is Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As chief academic officer at the nation’s largest medical school, he oversees educational programs across the school’s four campuses in Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana.


Kathleen Kashima, Senior Associate Dean of Students

Dr. Kathleen Kashima

Senior Associate Dean of Students

Kathleen Kashima, PhD is Senior Associate Dean of Students and oversees this function across the College's four regional sites. Dean Kashima has been a valuable leader at the College of Medicine for 15 years, initially working for student and alumni affairs on the COM Rockford campus, and then recruited in 2006 for her role here in Chicago to lead and coordinate student services for medical students at all UI COM sites.