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Medical Students Training with Local Physicians (July)

July 9, 2019
Family physicians in six Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine July 8–August 2. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.
The experience provides an opportunity for students to use their medical knowledge in an office setting under the supervision of an experienced physician. The students choose from more than 160 family practice physicians in Illinois for their preceptorship experience. They will graduate from medical school in May 2021, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,638 students have participated in the program, which is offered by the school’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.
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. An international leader in medical education, the school is based in Carbondale and Springfield and is specifically oriented to educating new physicians prepared to practice in Illinois. Since 1975, 2,953 physicians have earned SIU medical degrees. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit
Preceptor Students

Jordan Fischer, daughter of Jeffery and Tracy Fischer of Brimfield, is the guest of Matthew McMillin, MD, with Atrium Family Medicine MDIP in Peoria.
Abbie Fox, daughter of Shawn Fox of East Peoria and Beth Hayes of Morton, is the guest of Justin Holschbach, MD, at OSF Medical Group Family Practice in Bloomington.
Brett Nelson, son of Tim and Stephanie Nelson of Carlinville, is the guest of Timothy Ishmael, MD, in Litchfield. 
Roberta Steinert, daughter of Linda Cross of Normal, is the guest of Christopher Martinek, MD, at Springfield Clinic Wabash. 
Kyle Whittington, son of Greg and Jill Whittington of Elkville, is a guest of Clare Williams, MD, at Murphysboro Health Center. 
Cody Yarnell of Fairfield, is the guest of the SIU Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield.
Note: Pictures of the students are available upon request from