Carle-Illinois College of Medicine

Carle-Illinois College of Medicine
Other name
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Type Engineering-based-Medical school
Established March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)
Parent institution
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chairman James C. Leonard, MD
Chancellor Barbara J. Wilson (Acting)
Students 25 (anticipated 2018)
Location Urbana, Illinois, United States
Campus Urban

The Carle-Illinois College of Medicine was established on March 12, 2015 after the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved the creation of the new college.[1][2] The college is expected to begin classes in 2018 and will offer terminal joint degrees connecting the fields of medicine and engineering.[3] The college is a public–private partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Foundation Hospital.[1]


The college will offer an MD degree with a technical research project, an MD integrated with a Master’s degree in Engineering with a thesis/project, or an MD integrated with a PhD in quantitative engineering and sciences for a MD-PhD dual degree program. All degrees earned at the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine will be awarded by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[4] In November 2015 it was announced that the University of Illinois and Carle Foundation Hospital had signed a 10 year research affiliation agreement with the intent to encourage and enable new biomedical advances at the newly formed college of medicine.[5]

Dr. Rashid Bashir and Dr. Robert Good were selected as co-chairs for the Core Curriculum Group committee charged with designing curriculum for the college.[6] In August 2016, King Li was named first Dean of the college of medicine.[7]

The university is awaiting LCME accreditation before recruiting students, but the current aim is for the first class of students to begin in 2018.

See also


  1. 1 2 "University Of Illinois Trustees Approve New Medical School". CBS Chicago. March 12, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  2. Wurth, Julie (March 13, 2015). "It's official Campus gets first new college in 60 years". News Gazette. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  3. "Core curriculum committee formed for Carle Illinois College of Medicine" (PDF). University of Illinois. December 10, 2015. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  4. "Business Plan to Establish a New College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign - Final Report" (PDF). Carle-Illinois College of Medicine. October 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  5. Wurth, Julie (November 2, 2015). "UI signs 10-year deal with Carle". News Gazette. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  6. Pressey, Debra and Julie Wurth (August 30, 2016). "College of Medicine dean: 'I would drop anything to join this effort'". Champaign News-Gazette. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  7. Wurth, Julie (November 2, 2015). "UI signs 10-year deal with Carle". News Gazette. Retrieved January 15, 2016.

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