SIU School of Medicine is guided by a clear mandate to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community. The goals of SIU School of Medicine are -
• To offer programs in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education that respond to advances in medical knowledge, skills and technology and to the health care needs of this region;
• To provide services to the region through tertiary patient care facilities and specialists, through support of health care delivery systems, and through contributions to programs in public education and allied health education; and
• To develop and maintain research in the sciences basic to medicine and in the clinical sciences, including the study of the cultural and behavioral aspects of medicine and medical education as well as methods of health care delivery.