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Aspects Volume 38 No. 2

The Class of 2015

Image Caption: The Class of 2015

On March 20, the first day of sprJosiah An ooks on as Desire Ketchandji learns of his match was coupled with the anticipation of the first look inside the green envelopes containing the residency match information for 66 members of the Class of 2015.

The results revealed that thirty SIU medical students (45%) will train in the primary care specialties of family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. If the obstetrics/gynecology matches (four students) are included, the total rises to 51 percent.

"Our students have again matched in some of the most outstanding programs across the nation. It’s a testimony to the dedication and commitment of not only our students, but of our faculty and staff," says Kevin Dorsey, MD, PhD, dean and provost. "With 26 of our students choosing to continue their medical training in Illinois, I believe rural Illinoisans will benefit for years to come." A total of 51 students (77%) will begin training in the Midwest.

Seventy-three starting positions were filled at SIU residency programs in Springfield, based at the School’s two affiliated hospitals – Memorial Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital. Sixteen SIU medical students will begin their residency training in SIU programs. The first-year residents will join 221 senior residents and fellows already in training at SIU programs in Springfield.

Above Image Caption: Josiah An looks on as Desire Ketchandji learns of his match result
Below Image Caption: Brooke Baldi, Karen Bertels, Michelle Lewis
Brooke Baldi, Karen Bertels, Michelle Lewis

"SIU and its affiliated hospitals continue to attract high caliber residents as indicated by our strong match results again this year," says Karen Broquet, MD, associate dean for graduate medical education. "SIU residents are integral members of the health care teams that provide quality care to patients in central and southern Illinois, and we are thrilled to welcome this talented and diverse group of residents."

SIU also has affiliated family medicine residency programs in Carbondale, Decatur and Quincy, each three years in length. Seventeen first-year positions have been filled for next year through the NRMP and a similar program held last month for osteopathic physicians. These residents will join 36 senior family medicine residents and fellows at SIU’s affiliated hospitals – Carbondale’s Memorial Hospital, Decatur Memorial Hospital and Blessing Hospital in Quincy.


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