November 18, 2013
SIU med students working with local physicians
Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine November 18 – December 13, 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 2015 and then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,271 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.
Rachel Hansen, daughter of Dan and Becky Rhea of Dixon, is the guest of Dr. Shawn Fry at Jacksonville Family Health Care.
Bryan Kidd, son of Rick and Nancy Kidd of St. Joseph, is the guest of Dr. Steven Rudawski at Carle Clinic in Rantoul.
Rustin Meister, son of Ron and Diane Meister of Urbana, is the guest of Dr. Charles Buchanan at Christie Clinic in Mahomet.
Kyla Nighohossian, daughter of Leo and Barbara Nighohossian of Granite City, is the guest of Dr. Pat Zimmerman at Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville.
Mitchell Sheley, son of Lee and Kathleen Sheley of Lincoln, is the guest of Dr. Tracy Mizeur at Family Medicine Center of Lincoln.
Trent Steidinger, son of Thomas and Dianne Steidinger of Fairbury, is the guest of Dr. Chris Gleason at SIU Center for Family Medicine in Springfield.
Andrea Ulysse, daughter of Doltrice Gabriel and Augustine John of St. George’s, Granada, is the guest of SIU Springfield Center for Family Medicine.
Nathaniel Wachter, son of James and Kendall Wachter of Carterville, is the guest of Dr. Jeff Parks at Logan Primary Care in Herrin.