MEDICAL EDUCATION IN PEORIA
A student-focused culture with teachers and faculty mentors who are friendly, supportive, and helpful is how graduates of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria describe the unique culture. We are located in downtown Peoria’s medical district within six blocks of more than 950 patient beds at its two primary clinical affiliate hospitals.
Future physicians training in Peoria benefit from small class sizes and experience hands-on medicine and clinical experiences across a wide variety of specialties and sub-specialties, often one-on-one with attending physicians and resident physicians.
Multidisciplinary research is supported and encouraged. Research mentors offer students excellent opportunities to become active investigators while gaining experience and flourishing as researchers. Research labs focus on cancer research as well as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, neurotoxicology of environmental agents, and ion channel research.
AT A GLANCE, THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PEORIA
The Peoria medical school campus is located in downtown Peoria, adjacent to our major academic affiliates, UnityPoint Health – Methodist and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Together, these two hospitals provide:
PLAYING IN PEORIA
Peoria is located along the Illinois River exactly 170 miles from both downtown Chicago and St. Louis. Named an All-American City in 2013, Peoria has its own ballet and symphony orchestra, is home to an NCAA Division I basketball team, minor league baseball and hockey teams, a world-class zoo and the Peoria Civic Center, which hosts nationally-recognized concerts and Broadway shows. Peoria has one of the largest park districts in Illinois with numerous golf courses, an indoor skating rink and access to dozens of miles of walking/biking paths. Peoria also enjoys a low cost of living and is home to the Fortune 50 company, Caterpillar Inc.