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Medical Students Learning from Local Physicians

April 29, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Family physicians in three Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine April 22–May 17. 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 2020, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,644 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 1975, 2,890 physicians have earned SIU medical degrees. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit
Preceptor Students

Abigail Levy, daughter of Rene Levy and Dr. Michelle Fouche-Levy of Steger, is the guest of Amir Wahab, MD, at MPS Family Medical Center in Lincoln.

Patrick Long, son of Jeffery and Diane Long of Herscher, is the guest of Clyde Dayhoff, DO, at The Medical Group of Kankakee County in Bradley. 
Samuel Richey, son of Mark and Karen Richey of Granite City, is the guest of the Patrick Zimmerman, MD, with Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville. 
Khandase Tate-Nero, spouse of Harold Nero of Grand Coteau, Louisiana, and daughter of Kimberly Reed of St. Louis, is the guest of John Magner, MD, with Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation in Cahokia.
Note: Pictures of the students are available upon request from