Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

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February 17, 2016

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

Family physicians in seven Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine February 17 – March 18. 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, 2,424 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.

Jeala Barnett, daughter of James and Linda Barnett of Birmingham, Ala., is the guest of Quincy Scott, DO, at SIU Family Medicine Residency Program in Carbondale.

Mitchell Binkley, son of Tod and Linda Binkley of Forreston, is the guest of Michael Brewer, MD, at Wabash Medical Center in Springfield.

Judith Chatto, daughter of Eladio and Marili Chatto of Rosiclare, is the guest of Nathan Oldham, MD, at Ferrell Hospital Family Practice in Eldorado.

Patrick Fitzgerald, son of Mike and Sue Fitzgerald of Godfrey, is the guest of Timothy Lyons, MD, at Illini Medical Associates in Jerseyville.

Kyle McCullough, son of Michael and Gayle McCullough of Decatur, is the guest of the Decatur Family Residency Program.

Nitin Rao, son of Lakshman and Dharma Rao, is the guest of John Sharma, MD, at CMH Rural Health Clinic in Robinson.

Abbey Rocco, daughter of Jeff and Jackie Rocco of Springfield, is the guest of the Quincy Family Residency Program.

Media Contacts

Karen Carlson,
SIU, 217-545-3854

Lauren Murphy,
SIU, 217-545-2819

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Springfield, IL 62794-9620
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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