SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

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April 18, 2014

SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine April 18 – May 16, 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 2015 and then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,297 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 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. 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.

Brooke Baldi, daughter of Steve and Terri Baldi of Peoria, is the guest of Dr. George Gilbert at Samaritan Family Medical Services in Peoria.

Karen Bertels, daughter of Gerald and Phyllis Philabaun of Edwardsville, is the guest of Dr. Michael Mulligan at Family Physicians of Madison County in Glen Carbon.

Brittney Hanerhoff, daughter of James and Brenda Hanerhoff of East Moline, is the guest of Dr. James Petre of Genesis Health Group in East Moline.

Samuel Hughes, son of Kenneth and Ann Hughes of Riverton, is the guest of Dr. Keith Cochran at Litchfield Family Practice Center.

Bridget Kistner, daughter of Allen and Carla Kistner of Jewett, is the guest of Dr. Brian Atwood at Atwood Medical LLC in Olney.

Christian McNeely, son of Charles and Susan McNeely of Jacksonville, is the guest of Dr. John Peterson at Memorial Physician Services in Jacksonville.

Jared Mitchell, son of Jerry and Brenda Mitchell of Eldorado, is the guest of Dr. Matt Winkleman at Primary Care Group in Harrisburg.

Emily Perkins, daughter of Matt and Beth Seals of Ellery, is the guest of Dr. Christopher Ballard at Horizon Healthcare in Fairfield.

Craig Wilson, son of Ron Wilson and Joan Pacheco, both of Galesburg, is the guest of Dr. Robert Wagner at the Medical Arts Clinic in Galesburg.

Media Contacts

Karen Carlson,
SIU, 217-545-3854

Ruth Slottag,
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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