University of Illinois College of Medicine
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) opened its doors in 1970 as part of a state mandate to expand medical education opportunities to different parts of Illinois. Since then UICOMP has provided combined services of patient care, education and training, clinical research, job creation, volunteerism, community outreach, and facility development. The satellite campus strives to enrich the quality of health care and everyday life throughout the Heart of Illinois.
Also located in the city is UIC’s College of Nursing Peoria Regional Program. Established in 1974, the program offers a variety of master’s programs as well as the Doctorate of Nursing Practice. At the graduate level many courses are delivered online and via video conference with other College of Nursing regional locations. The Peoria program also offers a broad array of clinical experience within the central Illinois area.