The University of Illinois System is improving the health and wellness of the people of Illinois. The University of Illinois Hospital has 495 beds and more than 550 certified physicians on staff. The Mile Square Health Center, with 12 locations across Chicago, has a special mission to address health concerns for underserved, urban populations.
We're also training more medical and health professionals than any other institution in the state and investing time, talent, and dollars to stay on the cutting edge of medical research.
The University Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health) is the state's largest public healthcare provider. We're providing exemplary patient care and are committed to providing charity care and resources for underserved populations. In partnership with community hospitals near our regional campuses around the state, we help deliver quality care while educating the next generation of professionals.
UI Health's hospital and clinics have over 500,000 patient visits per year.
Training healthcare leaders
UIC's colleges of medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and public health are developing the healthcare professionals of tomorrow, many of whom will reside and practice in Illinois after graduation. The universities in Urbana and Springfield also offer healthcare curricula making the U of I a state leader in providing skilled professionals who enhance the quality of life in the state.
Established in 1859, the UIC College of Pharmacy is the oldest academic unit in the U of I System.
Finding health solutions
Each campus is conducting research and making discoveries to improve health and medicine. From a cure for sickle cell anemia to the development of mobile apps and wearables for health monitoring, our researchers are continually exploring ways to improve our health environment.
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign will be the nation's first engineering-based medical college.
“Here we have a unique combination of expertise, technology, and people who are dreamers and believers that medicine can change.”
Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MDChief, UIC Division of General Surgery
World-renowned robotic surgery specialist