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University of Illinois College of Medicine

Founded in 1882, we are one of the largest and most prestigious medical schools in the United States. Our faculty members are recognized experts in their fields, and our students are among the best and brightest in the country. Our mission is to advance health for everyone through outstanding education, research, clinical care, and social responsibility.

The College of Medicine has three campuses located throughout the state. Each campus has its own character and provides students and faculty with unique opportunities for research and study.

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The College of Medicine maintains an internationally renowned faculty of approximately 4,000 across the three sites. Various types of professional service are rendered by its physicians, such as primary care, specialty practice, research, teaching, preventative medicine and administration. Medical students have the opportunity to become familiar with several professional roles and to choose the role best-suited for their individual goals and abilities.

The surrounding health science center, of which the University of Illinois College of Medicine is a part, also comprises the colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Applied Health Sciences, and the School of Public Health.

  • Mission To advance health for everyone through outstanding education, research, clinical care and social responsibility.

  • Vision Better health and wellness through transformative innovation.

  • Values Excellence
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At the University of Illinois College of Medicine, we offer a range of medical education programs to meet the diverse needs of our students. Our MD program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the basic and clinical sciences, while our dual MD/PhD program allows students to combine their medical training with advanced research experience. We also offer several graduate programs in basic science and clinical research, as well as a variety of continuing education programs for practicing physicians.

In addition to our outstanding medical education programs, we are also home to several research centers and institutes. Our researchers are at the forefront of medical discovery, working to develop new treatments for a wide range of diseases. Our centers and institutes include the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Cancer Center at Illinois, and the Institute for Molecular Engineering.

At the University of Illinois College of Medicine, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse student body and faculty are essential to creating a rich and vibrant learning environment. We are proud of our efforts to recruit and support students from underrepresented backgrounds, and we have a number of programs and initiatives in place to promote diversity and inclusion.

We are dedicated to providing our students with the best possible medical education, and we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals in medicine.