Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program"


Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program

P4 Students

Dates of Modules of Study

First Module
November 3-6, 2014
November 10-13, 2014

Second Module
February 2-5, 2015
February 9-12, 2015

Third Module
May 4-7, 20145
May 11-14, 2015


Pipeline Description

In 2009 twenty ninth-grade students in Springfield were selected for a pilot program to encourage local high school students interested in becoming physicians. The program was designed to give local high school students an inside look at what life is like as a physician. Organized by SIU School of Medicine and Springfield Public School District 186, the Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program (P4) student numbers have increased over the years and its curriculum has been refined.

"I am very pleased with the selection of students and the curriculum they engage," said Dr. Wesley McNeese, Executive Assistant to the Dean for Diversity, Multicultural and Minority Affairs at SIU, and the director of the program.

P4Students in the Pipeline are selected by a committee made up of members from both partner organizations, as well as community representatives. Applicants submit letters of recommendation, a personal statement and a summary of volunteer, school and community activities, all of which should reflect superior academic performance, high levels of motivation and a sincere interest in pursuing medical careers.

The curriculum for the pilot program was developed by faculty and staff from both Springfield Schools and the SIU medical school. The P4 after-school program includes participation in medical school style curriculum; introduction to problem based learning; tours and shadowing, and interactions with SIU students and faculty. "We hope this program will develop into a permanent partnership with the Springfield schools and eventually some of the P4graduates will return to earn their medical degrees at SIU," said SIU Dean and Provost, J. Kevin Dorsey, M.D., Ph.D. "This effort matches well with part of our mission, which is to be of service to the communities where we work and live."

Current P4 Students
2014 - 2015

High School Seniors

Tayo Ajenifuja
Perion Black
Sean Chapin
Courtney Colwell
Lakeia Crawford
Brian Eccleston
Lani McLaughlin
Sarah Rodgers
Leia Ruebling

High School Juniors

Elijah Baylor
Jasmine Broida
Cyann Dent
Ejehi Erewele
Nubia Fokum
Dalia Hassan
John Padanilam
Marina Rosebrock
Lindsay Stine
Briley Tanner

High School Sophomores

Elsie Andres
Maddie Andres
Andrew Brewer
David Bruns
Madison Dilley
Kyzah Harris
Youssef Hassan
Kelvin Hatchett
Kien Ho
Lauren Madonia
Arianne Moody
Jesse Nicoletta
Odysee Riggs
Dayshia Rogers-Gordon
Alina Sinha
Emily Thornberry

High School Freshman

Emma Bolinger
Alyssa Cole
Jacklyn Fitzgerald
Leah Jones
Whitney Kriener
Christian Leddell
Gavin Lytle
Eliott Neal
Brayan Reyes

Office of Diversity, Multicultural and Minority Affairs
P.O. Box 19620
801 N. Rutledge Street
Springfield, Illinois
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.


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