School of Medicine

The SIU School of Medicine establishes connections and has a wide impact.  Its mission is to assist people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.  Based in Springfield and Carbondale, the School works closely with affiliated community hospitals in Carbondale, Decatur, Quincy and Springfield.

A key player in the development of a regional academic medical center, the School of Medicine has also become an international leader in medical education.  The physician faculty provides tertiary medical care, including a full-range of services in several dozen specialty clinics.

The School’s research covers a wide range of basic and clinical sciences.  The Simmons Cancer Institute and the Springfield Combined Laboratory Facility enable the School to conduct more research that will benefit the region.

The SIU School of Medicine has established funds that provide you with an opportunity to have significant impact.  You can support programs for children dealing with serious illnesses, provide funds for cancer research conducted at the Simmons Cancer Institute, contribute to scholarship opportunities to assist students who dream of attending medical school, or foster development of other student-related initiatives.

No matter which fund you choose to support, your gift will have a wide impact on many individuals connected with SIU Carbondale.



Harold Bardo Medical Student Scholarship Endowment

Supports a scholarship presented to a graduate of MEDPREP, a program which strives to provide support to qualified students who are members of underrepresented populations pursuing careers in the health profession

Coco Children’s Cancer Fund

Provides a free week of camp for children in central and southern Illinois who are dealing with cancer or other blood related disorders. Medical doctors and nurses are at camp 24/7 and children’s treatment is ongoing. Camp Coco provides these children with an opportunity to experience being a child, and allows them to spend time with other children who are experiencing the same health problems.

School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund

Scholarships assist students from middle- class and economically- disadvantaged households to attend medical school and reduce student debt at graduation

Dean and Provost Fund for Excellence

Allows the Dean to provide bridge funding to researchers, to support School of Medicine academic and other initiatives not funded by tuition and operational budget; may provide for academic and other School support needs

Student Resource Fund

Provides academic and student-identified needs, other than tuition

Simmons Cancer Institute Research Fund

Provides funds for cancer research performed at SIU