Founded in 1913 with medical roots dating back to the late 1800s, the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM) is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is one of the largest, public medical schools in the U.S. With approximately 1,400 students enrolled across its three campuses in Chicago, Peoria, and Rockford, students have the unique opportunity to learn in rural and urban environments with integrated curriculum that is delivered simultaneously across all three. When you apply to UICOM, you are applying to the UICOM system, and will be placed on one of our three campuses, all which offer the same UICOM diploma. All campuses offer the same quality educational experience while each offers a unique environment based on the local culture, partner organizations, and patient populations.

Our Mission

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

The goal of the MD program at UICOM is to educate exemplary physicians and physician scientists to serve the diverse populations and medical needs of the people of Illinois, the nation, and the global community.

At UICOM, we achieve this goal through an innovative and evolving curriculum that integrates the basic, clinical and social sciences, and through a learning environment that emphasizes self-directed, individualized, and experiential learning. We prepare our graduates to provide compassionate patient care; to demonstrate effective interprofessional collaboration, leadership, and advocacy in health care; to provide care for underserved urban and rural populations; and to translate research discoveries into clinical practice.


In addition to excellent faculty, access to a unique set of urban and rural patient populations, and our unparalleled student diversity, here are a few more reasons to consider UICOM:

About UICOM Webinars

Due to COVID-19, open houses have taken a virtual format. Visit any of the webinars below to learn more about us, or joining us for an Upcoming Event: