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Medical Students Training with Local Physicians (February 2020)

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Family physicians in several Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine throughout February. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.
The experience provides an opportunity for students to use their medical knowledge in a clinic 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 2021, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,695 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, 2,953 physicians have earned SIU medical degrees. For information, call SIU Medicine’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit
Preceptor Students
Sai Balasubramanian, son of Ganesh and Bhuvana Balasubramanian of Plano, Texas, is the guest of Michael Sheedy, MD, with Memorial Physician Services Chatham. 
Kelly Gorrell, daughter of Azliyati Azizan of Tampa, Florida, is the guest of Patrick Zimmermann, MD, with Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville. 
Bredesen Hartmann, son of Kent and Shawn Hartmann of Centralia, is the guest of SIU Center for Family Medicine in Decatur.
Sophia Matos, daughter of Gabor and Judit Matos of Springfield, is the guest of Amir Wahab, MD, at MPS Family Medical Center in Lincoln.
Megan Meinke, daughter of Lawrence and Karen Meinke of Edwards, is the guest of Robert Bevill, MD, with Eagle Family Medicine in Peoria.
Rukmini Roy, daughter of Dr. Vijay and Sapana Roy of Bloomington, Indiana, is the guest of David LeBeau, MD, at Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation in Belleville.
Tayler Shelton, spouse of Zach Shelton and daughter of Winston and Tina Grabner of Litchfield, is the guest of Benjamin Cady, MD, with Springfield Clinic Hillsboro East in Hillsboro.
Patrick Wieland, son of John and Kathleen Wieland of Bloomington, is the guest of Richard Ginnetti, MD, with OSFMG St. Joseph Drive Family Practice in Bloomington. 
Note: Pictures of the students are available upon request from

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