SIU Family Medicine Residency Program | Decatur


Welcome to the SIU Family Medicine Residency Program - Decatur.  We serve Decatur, Illinois and the surrounding central Illinois communities. Through an innovative, dynamic, balanced Family Medicine curriculum, our AIM is to graduate dedicated, empathetic fully skilled, board certified family physicians capable of self-learning, leadership and community engagement. Residents are based at the SIU Center for Family Medicine - Decatur, which is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Our residents will experience taking care of patients in the inpatient, outpatient, and nursing home settings. In addition to our community based hospital and outpatient rotations, we have a longitudinal curriculum in the areas of Behavioral Medicine, Wellness, Procedural training, continuity Obstetrics, nursing home care, point of care ultrasound (POCUS), didactics, and research & scholarly activity. Our goal is to provide a balanced full scope Family Medicine educational experience to each resident.



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Growing up in Chicago, Cynthia Thomas, MD, didn’t always dream of being a doctor, but she wanted a career where she could help others and excelled at math and science in middle school. After hearing

First-year Resident in Family Medicine, Aspects of a Learner, Navpreet Badesha, MD

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