with The Grainger College of Engineering and Carle Illinois College of Medicine
This groundbreaking partnership is reshaping the landscape of health care. The Grainger College of Engineering and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine are driving a revolutionary approach to health care.
Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the world's first engineering-based college of medicine.
Born from Grainger Engineering innovation, this collaboration is rewriting the rules of medical education and practice.
The merging of Grainger engineers with medical students has created problem-solvers and innovators trained to analyze gaps in health care, leverage data-driven research, and lead the development of solutions to improve patient care and outcomes.
Innovation Beyond Boundaries
Learn from the best minds in engineering and medicine, equipping yourself with skills that go beyond traditional medical education.
Our graduates are not just doctors; they are problem solvers at the intersection of two powerful disciplines.
Empowering engineering & medical student entrepreneurs.
Envisioning a Humanistic Future
The Grainger College of Engineering and Carle Illinois College of Medicine are creating a future where technology, engineering, and medicine converge to deliver a more humanistic approach to healthcare. Together, they're leading the way by transforming doctors into compassionate caregivers who leverage advanced technology for better patient outcomes.
Explore the Evolution
The journey began with The Grainger College of Engineering's commitment to pushing boundaries. Recognizing the power of technology and engineering in healthcare, they laid the foundation for the world's first engineering-based college of medicine, Carle Illinois College of Medicine. More than an alliance, it's a legacy of progress.
For hundreds of years physicians have been trained under the same model, but not at UIUC. Medicine is changing, technology is changing. Our students are at the forefront of re-engineering medicine.
“We empower people to solve tomorrow’s challenges. Through innovation, discovery and engagement, Grainger Engineers lead forward-thinking engineering discovery and innovation advancing the possible. Together, we are a force for change.”
Dean, The Grainger College of Engineering
“Innovation is the basis of advancement, progress, and anything that we do. And in medicine, it is particularly needed. I see engineering not only as inventors and devices but solutions to many of the social and health equity issues as well.”
Dr. Victor Dzau
President, National Academy of Medicine