Biomedical and Translational Sciences
Collaboration across disciplines is part of our DNA. Our Biomedical and Translational Sciences Department taps into expertise from across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus to challenge and rethink traditional approaches to medical education and health care.
Balancing clinical experiences and biosciences with engineering and the humanities centers the work of our physician innovators on the human condition. Carle Illinois' interdisciplinary approach means that each course is led by three faculty members—a basic scientist, a physician, and an engineer.
Amy Wagoner Johnson leads Carle Illinois College of Medicine's Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences, providing medical students with mentorship and research access to world-class experts in all disciplines that affect human health and health care.
Fueling interdisciplinary education and research to prepare physicians to advance health care
Carle Illinois College of Medicine's Department of Biomedical and Translational Sciences leverages world-class teaching and expertise from across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Our goals: to prepare a new generation of physician innovators who are grounded not only in medical science and the biosciences, but also engineering principles, innovation and the humanities; to fuel research and innovation that reaches beyond the boundaries of any single discipline; to advance human health and the human condition.
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine trains caring clinicians committed to delivering compassionate, human-centered care. Through early immersive clinical exposure and mentoring by the region's top clinicians, our students develop the skills to become physician leaders equipped to revolutionize health care delivery.
Clinical faculty members play an essential role in our mission, helping to reshape the field of medicine and redefine success for future physician-innovators.
REAL-WORLD CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Clinical Science Faculty members guide students through immersion in the clinical setting
Our partnerships with Carle Health and other clinical affiliates offer students in-depth clinical experiences in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology. At Carle Illinois, clinical immersion begins earlier than at many medical schools.
Advanced electives and sub-internships ready students for residency
Carle Illinois students have an early opportunity to engage in advanced clinical electives in which they have a direct impact on patient care. Fourth-year students may choose from a wide range of sub-internships -- either locally or as an away rotation -- that prepares them for the residency experience.