The SIU Medical Library would like to purchase a 3D printer to create anatomical models for physicians and surgeons in SIU's 9 Clinical Science Departments in Springfield, IL. The models could be used prior to a procedure to train residents working in the clinics, to educate current medical school students about basic anatomy or particular health conditions, and to educate patients about their condition or promote wellness. Print files from the National Institute of Health's 3D Print Exchange as well as those from SIU Physicians would be used. Established in 1970, the mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research and service to the community. This project will support the School's overall mission as well as the Library's mission to provide faculty, staff, and students with the resources they need to advance medical education. Source:…

Project Details

Organization Name

Southern Illinois University

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead


Start Date
April 23, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Educator, College & Post-grad
General Public
Public Health Professional
Health care Provider