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Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

July 8, 2016

Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine July 7 – 29. 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 May 2018, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,448 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, 2,685 physicians have graduated from its program. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit

Preceptor students

Jennifer Brown, daughter of David and Pamela Brown of Bethalto, is the guest of Chris Poirot, MD, at Macoupin Family Practice Center in Gillespie.

Chris Felchlia, son of Daniel Felchlia of Vernon and Melissa Peck of Brazil, Ind., is the guest of Springfield’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

Allen Ghareeb, son of George and Diana Ghareeb of Dunlap, is the guest of Robert Bevill, MD, at Eagle Family Medicine in Peoria.

Christina Goehl, daughter of Phillip and Karen Goehl of Quincy, is the guest of Quincy’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

Kacey Hamilton, daughter of Jim and Angie Hamilton of Paris, is the guest of Denise Pine-Mattas, MD, at Cork Medical Center in Marshall.

Theodore Harper, son of Theodore and Carolyn Harper of Fayetteville, Ga., is the guest of Matt Winkleman, MD, at Primary Care Group in Harrisburg.

Mollie Laramore, daughter of Jeffrey and Victoria Laramore of Chester, is the guest of James Krieg, MD, at Chester Clinic P.C.

Joseph Standard, son of John and Grace Standard of Springfield, is the guest of Tim Ishmael, MD, at Litchfield Family Practice Center.