SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

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October 4, 2013

SIU Med Students Working with Local Physicians

Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine October 4 – November 1, 2013. The students are participating in the School’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

[Editor: See the attached list for the student or physician from your community.]

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, 2,262 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.

Bradley Dyniewski, son of Stan and Nancy Dyniewski of Hebron, Ind., is the guest of SIU Quincy Family Medicine.

GaToya Jones, daughter of George Jones of Princeton, Texas, and the late LaSha Jones, is the guest of Dr. Curt Farr at Family Practice Associates of Macomb.

Desire Ketchandji, son of Daniel Ketchandji of Douala, Cameroon, and Marceline Leuma of Pearland, Texas, is the guest of Dr. Dawn McCoy at EUIT – Carle Information Technology of Urbana.

Michelle Lewis, daughter of David Lewis of Rochester and Lisa Montague of Alton, is the guest of Dr. Eric Lopatin at Lopatin & Associates Family Medicine in Troy.

Tris Miller, daughter of Perry Miller of Springfield and the late Bruce Miller, is the guest of Dr. Mettisa McCleod at Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville.

Ross Moore, son of R. Wayne and Shirley Moore of Kiowa, Colo., is the guest of Dr. Keith Cochran at Litchfield Family Practice Center.

Aaron Phelan, son of Sharon Phelan of Eureka, is the guest of Dr. Steven Jones at Advocate Medical Group in Eureka.

Rachel Wang, daughter of David and LiJuan Wang of Peoria, is the guest of Dr. Robert Bevill at Eagle Family Medicine in Peoria.

Media Contacts

Karen Carlson,
SIU, 217-545-3854

Ruth Slottag,
SIU, 217-545-2819

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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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