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Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

April 12, 2017

Family physicians in a pair of Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine April 14 – May 12. The students are participating in the School’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

[Editor:  See the list below 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 2018, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,520 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, 2,754 physicians have graduated from its program. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit www.siumed.edu/pr.

Preceptor Students

Michael Romanelli, son of Ron and Therese Romanelli of Springfield, is the guest of Benjamin Montgomery, MD, at Koke Mill Medical Associates in Jacksonville. 
Christine Sulmers, daughter of Maria Febrier of New York City, and the late Dalton Sulmers, is the guest of the Decatur Family Residency Program. 
 

Note:  Pictures of the students are available upon request from pr@siumed.edu.

Schedule an interview or request more information by contacting SIU Medicine's Office of Public Relations and Communications at pr@siumed.edu or 217-545-3854.