October 10, 2012
SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians
Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine October 5 – November 2, 2012. The students are participating in the School’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program. [See the list below for the student or physician from your community.]
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 2013 and May 2014 and then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,194 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 needs through education, patient care, research and community service. 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, 2,472 physicians have graduated from its program. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit www.siumed.edu/news.
Fall 2012 Preceptorships
Dian Canaday, daughter of Kevin and Mary Canaday of Channahon, is the guest of Dr. Charles Buchanan at Christie Clinic in Mahomet.
Sidharth Chandra, son of Dr. Rakesh and Anita Chandra of Carbondale, is the guest of SIU’s Southern Illinois Family Medicine in Carbondale.
Benjamin Henkle, son of Dr. Joseph Henkle and the late Gloria Henkle of Springfield, is the guest of Dr. Matt Winkleman at the Primary Care Group in Harrisburg.
Monica Jimenez, daughter of Luis Jimenez of Carbondale and Charlotte Jimenez of Murphysboro, is the guest of Dr. Clare Fadden at Murphysboro Health Center.
Zachary Miksanek, son of Tony and Arlene Miksanek of Benton, is the guest of Dr. Dennon Davis at Logan Primary Care in West Frankfort.
Peter Miller, son of James and Nancy Miller of Champaign, is the guest of Dr. Dawn McCoy at EUIT – Carle Information Technology in Urbana.
Robert Tennill, son of William and Julie Tennill of Jacksonville, is the guest of Dr. Benjamin Montgomery in Jacksonville.
Vance Washington, son of Tony and Gloria Washington of Vallejo, Calif., is the guest of Dr. Tom Miller at SIU’s Quincy Family Practice Center.