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SIU SOM Decatur Family and Community Medicine - Resident LIfe


Resident Life

"This residency program has very experienced and knowledgeable faculty that fosters learning and patient centered management."
- Dr. Roshan Patel, PGY-2

"Our program is small but it has a lot to offer. We see a wide variety of cases and disease processes in the hospital and at outpatient clinics. Our program creates a great learning environment where faculty and senior residents are always available for questions while also allowing you to have autonomy with your patients."
-Dr. Lauren Fore, PGY-2

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A well-balanced lifestyle is encouraged at the Southern Illinois University Decatur Family Medicine residency program.  Many social events are organized through the program.These events facilitate a sense of comradery and community with our residents, faculty, and staff.  Many residents also set up their own events away from the residency which can be anything from a simple bite to eat to going on a relaxing bike ride.Decatur is centrally located among some of the other big cities in the Midwest also making a simple weekend getaway possible.

SIU Decatur Social Events

Beginning of the year Picnic
Weekly movie nights
Saturday Morning Bike Rides
Superbowl Parties
Holiday Parties
Post-Match Parties
Pie Days
Nerf Gun Fights

The mission of the Southern Illinois University 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.


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