College of Medicine Strategic Planning

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is in the heart of a comprehensive strategic planning process that we hope will set the stage for continuous organizational and operational improvement. We are engaging a broad set of stakeholders across the entire college with the goal of strategically focusing our efforts toward a clearer and more transparent direction and improved results. Learn more.



137th Commencement Ceremony

The 137th Commencement Ceremony of the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine was celebrated Friday, May 10, 2019, at Credit Union 1 Arena. The College of Medicine graduated, from all of its various degree programs, a total of 353 students. Of those 353, 306 have met all the requirements of the MD degree program, and constitute one of the largest graduating medical school classes in the United States. The Class of 2019 includes 183 who have completed the MD degree in Chicago; 49 in Peoria, 49 in Rockford, and 25 in Urbana-Champaign.

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Future Physicians Meet Their Match

It’s a moment when lives are changed and career paths determined. More than 300 students from the four campuses of the University of Illinois College of Medicine learned their residency placements on Friday, March 15, during Match Day 2019.

“This is a pretty awesome way to start a new job,” UI COM Executive Dean Mark Rosenblatt told the students moments before they, and thousands across the country, opened their envelopes simultaneously at 11 a.m. “With you at the helm, the future of medicine is truly bright.”

Learn about the unforgettable moments at the Chicago campus, the Peoria campus, the Rockford campus, and the Urbana campus.

2019 College of Medicine Research Forum

The 2019 College of Medicine Research Forum will be held Friday, November 22, 2019. There were over 150 participants and research poster presentations at last years’ events.

Please click here or visit College of Medicine Research page for a complete list of winners and pictures from the event.

Our Mission

The mission of the University of Illinois College of Medicine is to enhance the health of the citizens of Illinois and the nation by educating physicians and biomedical scientists, advancing knowledge in health and disease, and providing healthcare in a setting of education and research.

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