About Us

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the world’s first engineering-based medical school. Our curriculum is built at the intersection of engineering and medicine, with most courses designed by a team composed of a basic scientist, clinician, and engineer. The curriculum infuses basic sciences, clinical sciences, engineering and innovation, and medical humanities into all four years. We place high value on patient-centered care, systems-based delivery, innovation and research, and early clinical exposure.

We envision a future where, by leveraging engineering and advanced technology, doctors provide more humanistic care for patients. A future where excellent health care is available to everyone who needs it — no matter who they are or where they live.

Our Values

We are driven by key values that permeate our culture and drive our curriculum: Compassion, Competence, Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration, and Diversity. 

The Carle Illinois Partnership

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is a partnership between Carle Health, an Urbana-based system of hospitals and physician groups, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the country’s top public research universities.


Interested in being a part of the future of health care? Consider joining the Carle Illinois team.


The Carle Illinois College of Medicine embraces the university’s commitment to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff, which is essential to fulfilling its mission and vision. The college of medicine actively promotes an inclusive environment in which students, faculty and staff can learn, teach, research and serve.

Faculty Directory

Learn more about the innovators who are training the next generation of physicians.


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LCME Accreditation

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