October 5, 2012
SIU School of Medicine Holds Primary Care Month Activities
Primary Care Month is being celebrated with several public events at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield from Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 29. All events will be held in Springfield.
Monday, October 8, 6 -7 p.m. – “Careers in Pediatric Medicine” by a panel of pediatric physicians including Dr. Tracy Lower, professor of pediatrics, Dr. Marthe dela Cruz, assistant professor of pediatrics, Dr. Veronica Savage and Dr. Virginia Dolan, both volunteer faculty members, at SIU School of Medicine’s Lincoln Conference Room (second floor lobby), 801 N. Rutledge St.
Wednesday, October 10, 5:30-8 p.m. – Choosy Night Head Start Health Fair at Gold’s Gym, 1600 Clear Lake Ave. To volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 15, 6 p.m. – “Long-term Care Spectrum” by Dr. Masaya Higuchi, assistant professor of family and community medicine, at SIU School of Medicine’s West Auditorium (second floor), 801 N. Rutledge St.
Monday, October 22, 6 p.m. – “What’s New in Women’s Health” at SIU School of Medicine’s South Auditorium (second floor), 801 N. Rutledge St.
Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 p.m. – “Women’s Breast Health” by Dr. Erica Nelson, SIU associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, at Kumler United Methodist Church, 600 N. Fifth St.
Monday, October 29, 6 p.m. – “Men’s Health Issues,” by Dr. Jerry Kruse, SIU professor and chair of family and community medicine, at SIU School of Medicine’s West Auditorium (second floor), 801 N. Rutledge St.
Nationally organized activities showcasing primary medical care at U.S. medical schools began in 1994. SIU students are hosting the local events. They have focused their activities on helping classmates and the general public better understand the primary care fields, including family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics.
The events are planned and organized by a student committee: Shalini Bhattacharya, Natasha Kyte, Bryan McConomy and Josiah Zubairu. For more information or to register, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.