April 22, 2013
SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians
Family physicians in ten Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine April 19 – May 17, 2013. The students are participating in the School’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.
[Editor: 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 2014 and then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,226 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.
Richard Austin, son of Rick and Chris Austin of Springfield, is the guest of Dr. Tom Miller at SIU’s Quincy Family Medicine.
Amanda Becker, daughter of Keith and Amy Becker of Belleville, is the guest of Dr. Kevin Pritchett of O’Fallon Medical Centre.
Moiz Dawood, son of Mohammed and Tanweer Dawood of Forsyth, is the guest of Dr. Tim Miller at Forsyth Professional Center.
Cathy Feller, daughter of Stan and Sally Feller of Savoy, is the guest of Dr. Dawn McCoy with EUIT – Carle Information Technology in Urbana.
Trenton Grimm, son of Larry and Teri Grimm of West Frankfort, is the guest of Dr. Benjamin Montgomery in Jacksonville.
Lauren Spencer, daughter of Tim and Theresa Spencer of Mt. Carmel, is the guest of Dr. Harry Garrett at West Salem Clinic.
Michael Swong, son of Chin and Sue Swong of Ottawa, is the guest of Dr. Brian Rosborough at Ottawa Regional Medical Center.
Vance Washington, son of Tony and Gloria Washington of Vallejo, Cal., is the guest of Dr. Tom Miller at Quincy Family Medicine.
Xin Yu, daughter of Xiaodong Yu and Meisheng Wang of Springfield, is the guest of Dr. John Rollett at Chatham Family Practice.