SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

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July 14, 2014

SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

Family physicians in seven Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine July 11 – August 8, 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 2016 and then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,316 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, 2,615 physicians have graduated from its program. For information, contact SIU: 217-545-8000, www.siumed.edu/news.

Julianne Al-Khenaizi, wife of Nawaf Al-Khenaizi and daughter of the late Richard Allen, the late Cassandra Dunbar and Ronald Dunbar of Chillicothe, is the guest of Dr. Michael Brewer at Springfield Clinic in Springfield.

Michael Clanahan, son of James and Lynne Clanahan of Swanson, is the guest of Dr. Todd Vonderheide at Rural Health Associates in Freeburg.

Nicholas Cox, son of Mark and Debra Cox of Wilmington, is the guest of Dr. Jordan Goodman of Bourbonnais Family Practice in Bourbonnais.

Adam Cross, son of Gary and Kim Cross of Heyworth, is the guest of Dr. Richard Ginnetti at OSF Medical Group Family Practice in Bloomington.

Matthew Evans, son of Gail Evans of El Paso and William Evans, is the guest of Dr. Heather Dameron-Schweizer at OSF Medical Group Family Practice in Fairbury.

Stephanie LeMaster, daughter of Steve and Nancy LeMaster of Littleton, is the guest of Dr. Jennifer Schroeder with Quincy Medical Group in Mt. Sterling.

Chris Simpson, son of Everett and Felicia Simpson of Houston, Texas, is the guest of Dr. John Sharma at the CMH Rural Health Clinic in Robinson.

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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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