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PGY-1 Residents

Andrew Mitchelson, MD

Hometown: Taylorville IL

Medical School: SIU School of Medicine

Why SIU?: The orthopaedics residency at SIU epitomizes my ideal for surgical training with great faculty, early operative exposure, plentiful research opportunities, resident camaraderie, and a culture where the focus is on meaningful learning and quality patient care.

David Tapscott, MD

Craig Wilson, MD

Hometown: Galesburg IL

Medical School: SIU SOM

Why SIU?:  "I chose SIU because of the mentorship I received as a medical student.  The attendings and residents went out of their way to help me gain the most out of my medical education and to prepare for becoming a resident.  SIU’s commitment to education is present in all aspects of the program including the didactic sessions, operating room experience, time spent in the clinics, and research.

Additionally, the combined academic and community rotations, early operating experience, teaching opportunities, and research experience makes SIU an ideal place for me to train.  SIU graduates competent, well-rounded surgeons who are well prepared to either directly enter practice or receive a fellowship of choice.

I am proud to be apart of SIU Orthopaedics, and I am excited to be training under the excellent surgeons here.  
I can’t imagine a better place to train and I look forward to all of the opportunities working at SIU will bring me!"