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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Sole Source #5640

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Thursday June 13, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL
Amount:  $287,427
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday May 29, 2002
The University awarded a contract for academic and administrative services to Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL for $287,427.
This renewal contract is for the services of the professional pathology staff of Memorial Medical Center. Pathology is a clinical subspeciality in the field of medicine and a core course to meet the USMLE board requirements for graduation from an accredited medical school. In the curriculum for SIU School of Medical students, pathology is a required segment of the curriculum. This instruction necessitates curriculum planning and development of course materials for use at the School of Medicine and participating institutions; academic interface with other clinical departments; and coordination of pathology faculty for participation and presentation in order to successfully administer this clinical science. In addition, seven pathology electives of 2 - 4 weeks in duration are offered in the fourth year of medical school training. These electives also require faculty support in the development of course content, coordination of program activities and clinical supervision. With no pathology faculty members holding full-time appointments at SIU School of Medicine, it is necessary to utilize external resources to fulfill these academic and administrative responsibilities. As Memorial Medical Center has a long-standing affiliation agreement with the University and employs a fine professional staff of pathologists, the University has in the past negotiated with this institution for the academic services of one part-time Chairman/Professor and 2.0 FTE pathologists. Over many years, this arrangement has provided the continuity of curriculum development and delivery consistently necessary for program success.
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Dennis Fruge

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