SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

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June 2, 2014

SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

Family physicians in ten Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine June 2 – 27, 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, 2,306 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 completed its program. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit www.siumed.edu/news.

Benjamin Bova, son of Michael Bova of Sherman and Ann Bova of Petersburg, is the guest of Dr. Mike Sheedy at Family Medical Center of Chatham.

Kathryn Filson, daughter of Mark Blair and Cindy Davis-Blair of Springfield and Bur Filson of Jacksonville, is the guest of Dr. Eric Lopatin at Lopatin and Associates Family Medicine in Troy.

Alexander Hardwick, son of Forman Hardwick of Springfield and the late Jill Hardwick, is the guest of Dr. Curt Farr of Family Practice Associates of Macomb.

Amanda Le, daughter of Nguyen and Chieu Le of Bloomington, is the guest of Dr. Kevin Pritchett at O’Fallon Medical Centre.

Andrew Mitchelson, son of Randy and Kathryn Mitchelson of Taylorville, is the guest of SIU HealthCare Quincy Family Medicine.

Sumi Rebeiro, daughter of Dr. Reena Camdens of Nashville, Tenn., is the guest of Dr. Larry Jones at Primary Care Group in Harrisburg.

Sarah Reeb, daughter of Elmer Reeb of Belleville and Hyang Chang of Fairview Heights, is the guest of Dr. Michael Brewer at Wabash Medical Center in Springfield.

Mykel Sepula, daughter of Cindy Sepula of Beecher, is the guest of SIU HealthCare Family Medicine in Carbondale.

Jaleen Sims, daughter of Larry Randle Sr. and Joyce Randle, both of Wichita, Kan., is the guest of Dr. Kate Wilkens at Carlinville Area Hospital.

Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky, daughter of Dr. Robert Klinsky and Dr. Charissa Thorpe of New Baden, is the guest of Dr. Steve Raben at Rural Family Medicine Associates in Mascoutah.

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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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