SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

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August 25, 2014


SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

Family physicians in seven Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine August 22 – September 19, 2014. 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 2016 and then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,323 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 opening, 2,545 physicians have graduated from its program. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit www.siumed.edu/news.

Chase Gray, son of Grant and Laurey Gray of Gladstone, is the guest of Dr. Jamie Nesselroad at OSF Medical Group in Galesburg.

Phillip Knouse, son of Doug and Cheryl Knouse of Mount Olive, is the guest of Quincy Family Medicine in Quincy.

Madeline Mier, daughter of Jon and Cheryl Tadsen of Pawnee, is the guest of Dr. David Kiel at Springfield Clinic in Taylorville.

Gerald Miller, son of Gary and Cecilia Miller of Rantoul, is the guest of Dr. Charles Buchanan at Christie Clinic Family Practice in Mahomet.

Gaybriel Newton, daughter of Robbie Rhodes of Farmington Hills, Mich., is the guest of Dr. Kate Wilkins with Carlinville Family Health Care in Carlinville.

Katherine Plachta, daughter of Waldemar and Eva Placta of Dunlap, is the guest of Dr. Robert Beville with Eagle Family Medicine in Peoria.

Isaac Tan, son of Nehemiah and Evangeline Tan of Mt. Zion, is the guest of Dr. Nathan Oldham at the Ferrell Hospital Family Practice in Eldorado. 

Brian Tillis, son of William and Kelly Tillis of Peoria, is the guest of Dr. George Gilbert with Samaritan Family Medical Services in Peoria.

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Karen Carlson,
SIU, 217-545-3854

Lauren Murphy,
SIU, 217-545-2819

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Springfield, IL 62794-9620
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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