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Specialty Care Building at UI Health opening up access to care, jobs

September 19, 2022 The exterior of the Specialty Care Building. (Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC) The newest clinical building on the University of Illinois Chicago’s health sciences campus will open to patients Sept. 26. Leadership from UIC and its health system, UI Health and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting event outside the $194 million building Sept. 14. The Specialty Care Building, at 1009 S. Wood St., is the new home to Illinois Eye [...]

College of Medicine Celebrates Incoming M1 Students at White Coat Ceremonies

More than 300 first-year University of Illinois College of Medicine medical students were celebrated Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, during White Coat ceremonies across three campuses. The Chicago campus, with 175 first-year students, held its White Coat Ceremony at the Isadore and Sadie Dorin Forum. “Today we’re here to share in one of the symbolic entries into the world of medicine, the White Coat Ceremony,” said University of Illinois College of Medicine Executive Dean Mark Rosenblatt, MD, [...]

Dr. Finn Named Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Patricia Finn, MD, has been named Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, becoming the school’s fifth dean in its 61-year history and first woman to hold the position. Her new role at UNM School of Medicine will be effective Sept. 1. Dr. Finn currently serves as head of the Department of Medicine, associate dean of strategic initiatives, and associate program director for the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Illinois College of [...]

UI COM Celebrates Graduating Students with 140th Commencement

The University of Illinois College of Medicine celebrated its 140th commencement on Friday, May 6, at Credit Union 1 Arena, with an in-person celebration taking place for the first time since 2019. The last two ceremonies took place virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony honored 375 graduating students from its various degree programs, with 317 receiving their MD degree, constituting one of the largest graduating medical school classes in the United States.  [...]

College of Medicine East Tower to Receive Façade Renovation

The façade of University of Illinois College of Medicine East Tower will get a much-needed update thanks to a $434 million investment in deferred maintenance projects for higher education institutions across the state. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker joined College of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago, and local leaders at an event Friday at Student Center West to announce a $33.5 million investment at four universities: UIC, Western Illinois, Northern Illinois, and Southern Illinois. Of the investment, $20 million has [...]

Class of 2024 Celebrates Postponed White Coat Ceremony

After having their scheduled ceremony postponed in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Illinois College of Medicine Class of 2024 students celebrated the traditional White Coat Ceremony across the College’s three campuses in Chicago, Peoria and Rockford. Students at Peoria celebrated on April 1, while students came together on April 8 in Chicago, with Rockford’s ceremony on April 9 rounding out the events. “We are so proud of you for [...]

A Match Day to remember as in-person celebrations return

During the first in-person Match Day ceremony since 2019 on Friday, March 18, 320 medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine learned where they will complete their training and begin their careers. The totals included 188 students from Chicago, 65 students from Peoria, 55 students from Rockford, and 12 students from Urbana. For College of Medicine medical students, the top matched specialty of 2022 was internal medicine, followed closely by pediatrics, [...]

Dr. Aiyer Named Regional Dean For University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria

Following a national search, Meenakshy Aiyer, MD, MACP, has been appointed Regional Dean for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UI COMP) campus. The announcement was made today by University of Illinois College of Medicine Executive Dean Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA, MHA. Dr. Aiyer has been appointed as Regional Dean Designate, effective February 1, 2022. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, she will become Regional Dean effective March 18, 2022. Dr. Aiyer becomes the eighth [...]

2021 College of Medicine Research Forum Results

This year, we were pleased to include our colleagues from Peoria and Rockford both as participants and as judges. Over 249 posters were submitted, which is a new high for this event. Congratulations and thank you to all who participated, and a special thanks to the judges whose efforts once again were essential to the success of the event. The winners are: Medical Student Category Gold Medal honors: Julia May (Dermatology) Silver Medal honors (tie): Dominick Martinico (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics) Silver [...]

Service of Gratitude 2021

The Service of Gratitude is an annual event held at the University of Illinois College of Medicine to honor, with sincere gratitude, the selfless legacy of the women and men who have donated their remains for the advancement of medical education and research. Donors are honored through speeches, poetry, and music performed by medical students from all three campuses of the College of Medicine. Program Student Master of Ceremony Alexandra Vick, College of Medicine Chicago [...]

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