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Medical Students Training with Local Physicians

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Family physicians in seven Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine through August 30. 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 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 2021, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,645 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’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit
Preceptor Students
Ryan Bowman, son of Rosa Bowman of Quincy, is the guest of SIU Family Medicine Residency Program in Quincy.
Bailey Flamm, daughter of Richard and Cindy Flamm of Cobden, is the guest of William Ribbing, MD, at Rural Health Inc. in Anna.
Molly Geraghty, daughter of James and Mary Clare Geraghty of Peoria, is the guest of Robert Wagner, MD, at Cottage Medical Arts Clinic in Galesburg.
Moosa Kamran, son of Muhammad and Seema Kamran of Carbondale, is the guest of Anad Salem, MD, in Carbondale. 
Grace Kumor, daughter of Stan and Marcie Kumor of Morris, is the guest of the SIU Family Medicine Residency Program in Decatur. 
Puja Mehta, daughter of Parul Mehta of Harrisburg, is a guest of Matt Winkleman, MD, at Harrisburg Family Practice/Primary Care Group. 
Michael Sabo, son of John and Jane Sabo of Belleville, is the guest of the Stephen Raben, MD, with Rural Family Medicine Associates in Mascoutah.
Note: Pictures of the students are available upon request from

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