SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

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August 26, 2013

SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine August 23 – September 20, 2013. 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, 2,253 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.

Logan Chastain, son of Steve and LeAnn Chastain of Forsyth, is the guest of Dr. David Gregory at Cornerstone Family Medical Center in Decatur.

Tim Daugherty, son of Mike and Cris Daugherty of Decatur, is the guest of the SIU Family Physicians in Decatur.

Michael Halyko, son of Michael and Beth Halyko of Mokena, is the guest of Dr. Lide Liu at Meridian Medical Associates of Plainfield.

Shakese Hudley, daughter of Sharvez and Shirley Hudley of Denver, Co., is the guest of Dr. John Sharma at Crawford Medical Hospital Rural Health Clinic in Robinson.

Breck Jones, son of John Jones of Equality and Tamara Byron-Hanson of Harrisburg, is the guest of Dr. Matt Winkleman at Primary Care Group in Harrisburg.

Kelli Levek, daughter of Richard and Renee Levek of St. Anne, is the guest of Dr. Pat Zimmermann at Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville.

Megan Logsdon, daughter of the late Tracy Logsdon and Rebecca and Troy Bowden of Evansville, In., is the guest of Dr. Tom Miller at Quincy Family Practice Center.

Ryan McCarty, son of Marwin and Jean McCarty of Rockton, is the guest of Dr. Jon Strutzenberg at Rockford Health Physicians in Winnebago.

Jennifer Punke, daughter of Brad Punke of Springfield and Julie Punke of Rochester, is the guest of Dr. Shilpa Mehta at Bloomington Family Medicine.

Media Contacts

Karen Carlson,
SIU, 217-545-3854

Ruth Slottag,
SIU, 217-545-2819

Cindy Davidsmeyer,
SCI, 217-545-3837

Susan Helm,
SIU, 217-545-7012

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Springfield, IL 62794-9620
The mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the citizens 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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