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St. Elizabeth's Teaching Hospital

Developing health care professionals for the future. HSHS St. Elizabeth's is privileged to serve as a teaching hospital for our region.

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HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital offers first class residency programs and clinical educational opportunities. As a region leader in quality care and as a healing ministry founded on Franciscan traditions, St. Elizabeth's Hospital offers the right mix of support and clinical expertise to develop high quality medical professionals for the future.


Our dedication to future health care professionals leads us to offer our facility as a training site for students pursuing several medical career paths. We have strong partnerships with local colleges and universities, and the students get to interact with our dedicated and professional colleagues.

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Clinical and educational program affiliations

Career Center of Southern Illinois (CCSI) Nursing

Fontbonne University Dietetics and Speech Therapy

Illinois State University Speech Pathology and Audiology

Kaskaskia College Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy

Lewis and Clark Community College Nursing and Occupational Therapy

Maryville University Nursing and Physical Therapy

McKendree University Nursing and Professional Counseling

Saint Louis University Athletic Training, Dietetics and Nutrition, Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Informatics, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Education, Radiation Therapy Social Services and Speech Language Pathology

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Nursing, Kinesiology and Health Education, Speech Language Pathology

Southern Illinois University (SIU) Nursing, Social Work, and Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Southeast Missouri State Speech Pathology

St. Louis Community College Occupational Therapy and Surgical Tech

Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) EMT, Medical Laboratory Technician, Paramedic, Phlebotomy, Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Care

St. Louis College of Pharmacy Pharmacy Clinical Rotations

University of Illinois Health and Human Development, Physical Therapy and Social Work

University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Washington University School of Medicine Medical Student and Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinical Rotations

Western Illinois University Speech Language Pathology