SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

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July 15, 2013

SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine July 12 – August 9, 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 2014 and 2015 and then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,245 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 needs through education, patient care, research and community service. 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, 2,550 physicians have graduated from its program.  For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit www.siumed.edu/news.


Preceptorship students: 

Josiah An, son of Kyung and Seung An of South Korea, is the guest of Dr. Dan Wujek at Litchfield Family Practice Center.

Michael Buzzard, son of Eric and Lyna Buzzard of St. Joseph, is the guest of Dr. Charles Buchanan of Christie Clinic in Mahomet.

Kimberly Ken, daughter of William and Mary Jenkins of Pittsburgh, Pa., is the guest of Dr. Maoxiim Tellez at Menard Medical Center in Petersburg.

Natalie Malvik, daughter of Dean and Sandra Martens of Milan, is the guest of Dr. James Petre at Genesis Health Group in East Moline.

Rawan Musaitif, daughter of Mazen Musaitif of Peoria, is the guest of Dr. Robert Bevill at Eagle Family Medicine in Peoria.  

Jordan Sestak, daughter of John and Kathy Sestak of Springfield, is the guest of Dr. Michael Brewer at Wabash Medical Center in Springfield.

Kevin Simon, son of Mauclair and Lydie Simon of Brooklyn, N.Y., is the guest of Dr. Pat Zimmerman at Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville.

Arianna Welch, daughter of David and Ayten Welch of Springfield, is the guest of Dr. Shawn Fry at Jacksonville Family Health Care.

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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