I don't see how I could have gotten better training anywhere else. The program
is small enough to provide individualized training and yet large enough to
James Gladish, D.O.
The year before applying to residency, I participated in an observership at SIU FM and so had an insider's glimpse into the program. I chose SIU FM residency at Carbondale because of the program's strong leadership, the structure of the curriculum, and the approachability of the faculty. The physicians truly take the time to teach you and pass on their clinical wisdom. The learning opportunities at SIU are limitless because of the unopposed program and patient encounters from both the teaching hospital and the community physicians.
Abdul Haseeb, M.D.
This is a great residency program for those who want to have opportunities to
learn it all. We are an unopposed program in a hospital with nearly every type
of specialty available and only us to teach! Working at this program feels like
belonging to a big family. I am very glad I passed by the big cities to come
Melissa Lueking, M.D.
I feel this is a great program in many ways. We are unopposed and get great
teaching from conferences, our attendings, and community docs. Great sense of
pride and respect is standard among all faculty and residents. Couldn't ask for
a better place to do my training!
Abhik Roy, M.D.
I enjoy working with our attendings and residents here. They are very
approachable and allow for an ideal learning environment. I am proud to be
part of a team here at SIU Carbondale that does so much for the community and
makes everyone an integral part of it.
Neil Sharma, M.D.
"I loved the amount of hands on experience that our unopposed residency offers without sacrificing academics. I can't believe how much I have learned here at SIU Family Medicine. I look at my Fellow Residents and Staff as family. I also have fallen in love with Southern Illinois!"
Joe Toney, D.O.
My Wish List for residency included: a positive work environment, hands-on experience, evidence based medicine and exposure to a variety of experienced clinicians. SIU Carbondale offered the challenge of an unopposed program in a small community and a responsive leadership willing to hear our feedback as residents. I do not feel like I am 'just an intern'. I am a part of a team in a great environment to grow as a clinician.
Toni Williams, M.D.