MD Student Life

MD Student Life

The student experience outside of the curriculum varies greatly by campus location. Students activities and organizations on and off campus develop in part based on the local culture. The College-wide University Medical Student Council (UMSC) was established with the intent of supporting and promoting the collective interests of the medical students of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. This mission shall be achieved through fostering communication and cooperation among the four campuses of the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Click here for the University Medical School Council (USMC).

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The University of Illinois College of Medicine has a longstanding record of providing access to excellent medical education for students from diverse ethnic/racial groups, religion, sexual orientation, physical condition, and age. In fact, the College has one of the most diverse student bodies of any medical school in the US. Our leadership in regards to individuals from ethnic/racial groups that are underrepresented in medicine continues to be recognized. In its “Top 100 Producers” ranking for 2008, Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranks University of Illinois College of Medicine at #1 for Hispanic graduates and #5 for African American graduates. 

Similarly, in its annual rankings for 2008, Hispanic Business magazine ranked UI COM among the “top 10 medical schools for Hispanic students.” 

UI COM continues to support the compelling goal of diversifying the physician workforce to produce professionals that can address the healthcare needs of the state and the nation.

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Each year at the College of Medicine we host several important milestone ceremonies and events for students including: orientation, white coat ceremony, match day, and commencement. While we celebrate these milestone achievements college-wide, the events take place at each of the individual campuses.

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