February 21, 2014
SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians
Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine February 21 – March 21, 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, 2,288 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.
Casey Adams, daughter of Roy and Jenny Adams of Chesterfield, is the guest of Dr. Kate Wilkens at Carlinville Area Hospital.
Michael Gibson, son of David and Loretta Gibson of Bloomington, is the guest of Dr. Richard Ginnetti at OSF Medical Group in Bloomington.
Katherine Lowry, daughter of John and Gail Lowry of Humboldt, is the guest of Dr. Aja Lystila at Carle Foundation Physicians in Mattoon.
Jennifer Marshalla, daughter of Ray and Pat Marshalla of Chatham, is the guest of Dr. Pat Zimmermann at Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville.
Yogitha Potini, daughter of Chim and Srilatha Potini of Bloomington, is the guest of Dr. Todd Vonderheide at Rural Family Medicine in Freeburg.
Coby Thompson, son of Mike and Teresa Thompson of East Galesburg and Mark Romano of Monmouth, is the guest of Dr. Valerie Flacco-Nesselroad at OSF Medical Group in Galesburg.
James Winters, son of Jim and Melanie Winters of Chester, is the guest of Dr. James Krieg at the Chester Clinic.
Daniel Young, son of Jeff and Kim Young of Gibson City, is the guest of Dr. David Hagan at the Gibson City Clinic.
Clare Zimmerman, daughter of Richard Zimmerman and Maureen Farmer, both of Springfield, is the guest of Dr. Michael Brewer at Wabash Medical Center in Springfield.