SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

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January 10, 2014

SIU med students working with local physicians

Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine January 10 – February 7, 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, 2,279 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.

Anita Ahuja, daughter of Dee Ahuja and Cheryl Faidley of Rock Island, is the guest of Dr. Brian Anderson at Illini Family Health Center in Moline.

Amanda Andersen, daughter of Brian and Susan Andersen of Ottawa, is the guest of Dr. Mary Chinn at Washington Street Clinic in Mendota.

Lyndsey Heise, daughter of Angela Hathaway of Galva and Michael Heise of Sheffield, is the guest of Dr. Valerie Flacco-Nesselroad at OSF Medical Group in Galesburg.

Jared Henrichs, son of Carl and Mona Henrichs of Breese, is the guest of Dr. Jonathan Osborn at Clinton County Rural Health in Breese.

Adrian Hinton of Oreana, is the guest of Southern Illinois Family Medicine in Carbondale.

Kelli Kreher, daughter of Ken and Lori Kreher of Freeburg, is the guest of Dr. Todd Vonderheide at Rural Family Medicine in Freeburg.

Stephanie Lorts, daughter of Mel and Lori Czeschin of Bethalto, is the guest of Dr. Mettisa McLeod at Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville.

Abbie Massengill, daughter of Chris and Sheryl Long of Sigel, is the guest of Carle Foundation Physicians in Mattoon.

Clayton Parks, son of Scott and Shelley Parks of Warrensburg, is the guest of Dr. David Gregory at Cornerstone Family Medical Center in Decatur.

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Karen Carlson,
SIU, 217-545-3854

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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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