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A 50-Year Look at Peoria’s Medical School


In 1970, a group of local physicians and community leaders founded the Peoria Medical School. Their goal was to train physicians who would remain in Peoria and central Illinois communities to practice medicine. Fast forward 50 years, and that vision has come to fruition as the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) — its current name — prepares future physicians, provides clinical services and conducts impactful research.

UICOMP trains over 500 medical students, residents and fellows annually — including 244 students in the four-year curriculum.

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Celebrating 50 Years in 2020: Share Your UICOMP Story!