| James C. Leonard, MD|
12 March 2015
| 25 (anticipated 2018)|
| Engineering-based-Medical school|
March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)
Barbara J. Wilson (Acting)
Urbana, Illinois, United States
University of Illinois College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Illinois College o, UIUC College of Education, Parkland College, University of Illinois at Springfield
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. The college is expected to begin classes in 2018 and will offer terminal joint degrees connecting the fields of medicine and engineering. The college is a public–private partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Foundation Hospital.
Carle-Illinois College of Medicine Wikipedia
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. 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.
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. In August 2016, King Li was named first Dean of the college of medicine.
The university is awaiting LCME accreditation before recruiting students, but the current aim is for the first class of students to begin in 2018.