Total enrollment is currently 244 students, the largest in UICOMP history. That’s compared to 163 students in 2013 and 235 last year. While UICOMP is experiencing growth, including the addition of first-year students in 2017, class sizes remain relatively small compared to most medical schools across the U.S., a point of pride for UICOMP and celebrated by students.
New students will recite an oath and receive their white, medical coat during a ceremony on Friday welcoming them to Peoria and into the medical profession.
WHAT: UICOMP White Coat Ceremony
WHEN: Friday, August 10 – ceremony begins at 2 pm
WHERE: Jump Simulation Auditorium, 1306 N Berkeley Ave.
Renovations continues on the UICOMP campus this year with a new classroom and plans are being finalized for improvements to an on-campus clinic. A philanthropic drive, IGNITE: The Campaign for Peoria Medicine, is underway to raise funds for the additional upgrades. Last year, more than $3 million was spent in renovations to create a new anatomy wing, a technology-rich classroom and student oasis, and a virtual reality lab.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) educates about 240 medical students and nearly 300 physician residents annually. The College of Medicine is home to the Cancer Research Center, the Center for Outcomes Research, and a collaborator in Jump Simulation. Learn more about UICOMP at http://peoria.medicine.uic.edu.