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A medical school in Chicago is launching a new center to study tissue regeneration and stem cell biology. 

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The number of medical school graduates who stay in Illinois after graduating from the state's public universities is plummeting.  Crain's Chicago Business reports school officials offer different reasons why, but some point to Illinois' two-year budget impasse.

UICOMP Fourth Year Students React to 'Match Day' Reveal

Mar 17, 2017
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Fourth year medical students anxiously ripped into envelopes during Match Day in Peoria and across the country on Fri. It’s a hallmark stop on their medical career journey, as students learn where they’ll spend residency after graduation.

Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number people leaving their bodies to science.  The trend is being attributed to rising funeral costs and growing acceptance of a practice long seen by some as ghoulish.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria says it’s on track to accept students for its four-year program in 2017. 

UICOMP currently enrolls second, third and fourth year students after they’ve completed their first year at the campus in Champaign-Urbana. Pharmacology Professor Steve Lasley says UICOMP is finished planning for “phase one” that focuses on those first two years of medical school.

UICOMP Research Findings On Display

Apr 13, 2016
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Healthcare students, professionals and the public have a chance to survey the latest medical research being done in the Peoria area. 

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is holding its fourth annual  Medical Research Day on campus Wednesday. UICOMP pharmacology professor Steve Lasley says the experience gives medical students a competitive edge in residency applications, but additionally,  it gives attendees a chance to witness the range of topics pertaining to local health outcomes.

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The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria hosted a simulation day for local public school students on Saturday. 

The program run by medical students is called GUIDES. The acronym stands for Guide, Understand, Inform, Drive, Educate and Serve. It started in 2011, but this is the first year the initiative included kids from local high schools. 

The goal is to provide mentoring and hands-on medical learning to low income and minority students.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is preparing for major staff and facility expansions it says would have a multi-million dollar economic impact on the city. 

UICOMP announced Monday the Peoria campus will begin admitting first-year medical students in 2017. 

As it stands, first-year students begin medical school at the U o f I's Urbana campus, and for subsequent years, they may transition to U of I medical school campuses across the state, including Peoria. 

The University of Illinois and the hospital it's working with to open a new engineering-based medical school, hope to have the first dean hired by spring 2016.

  The process to win approval for a new medical school at the University of Illinois' flagship campus was long and involved serious political maneuvering. Much of that wheeling and dealing took place in emails written by then-Chancellor Phyllis Wise in private email accounts.

University of Illinois trustees have approved a plan to open a new public-private medical school at the Urbana-Champaign campus.