Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

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January 5, 2016

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine January 5 – February 6. 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 2017 and then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,415 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, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit www.siumed.edu/news.

Michael Bernhardt, son of Thomas and Joan Berhardt of Bloomington, is the guest of Richard Ginnetti, MD, at OSF Medical Group Family Practice in Bloomington.

Erica Bohmer, spouse of Nicholas Bohmer and daughter of Mike and Sandy Wood of Granite City, is the guest of Maoxiim Tellez, MD, at Menard Medical Center in Petersburg.

Ashley Byrd, spouse of Philip Byrd Jr. and daughter of Mike and Glenda Jameson of Granite City, is the guest of Michael Mulligan, MD, at Family Physicians of Madison County in Glen Carbon.

Michael Ginnetti, son of Dr. Richard and Andrea Ginnetti of Bloomington, is the guest of Justin Holschbach, MD, at OSF Medical Group Family Practice in Bloomington.

Alex Kurdi of Streamwood, spouse of Magdalena Kurdi, is the guest of the Springfield Family Medicine Residency Program.

Alex Lane, son of Dr. Charles and Robyn Lane of Edwardsville, is the guest of Patrick Zimmerman, MD, at Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville.

Kyle Morgenstern, son of David and Becki Morgenstern of East Peoria, is the guest of Robert Bevill, MD, at Eagle Family Medicine in Peoria.

Max Nutt, son of Mike and Andrea Nutt of Springfield, is the guest of Walter Cunnington, MD, at Community Medical Clinic in Pana.

Kristin Terry, daughter of Walter Terry of Marissa and Linda Beierman of Belleville, is the guest of Todd Vonderheide, MD, at Rural Health Associates in Freeburg.

Media Contacts

Karen Carlson,
SIU, 217-545-3854

Lauren Murphy,
SIU, 217-545-2819

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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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