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January 2017 Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

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Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine January 30 – February 27. 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 2018, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,510 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 opening, 2,754 physicians have graduated from its program. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit

Preceptor students

Alexandra Barger, daughter of David and Kelly Barger of Murphysboro, is the guest of Clare Fadden, MD, at Murphysboro Health Center.

Siân Best, daughter of James and Mary Best of Champaign, is the guest of Dawn McCoy, MD, at EUIT – Carle Information Technology in Urbana.

Jase Camp, son of Mike Camp and Cheryl Camp, both of Lincoln, is the guest of John Peterson, MD, at Memorial Physician Services in Jacksonville.  

Brandon Churchill, son of Gregory and Deborah Churchill of O’Fallon, is the guest of Marshall Hale, MD, at Jacksonville Family Medical Associates.

Yuri Fedorovich, son of Irene Federovich of Marion and Don Wiegand of Chesterfield, Mo., is the guest of the SIU Carbondale Family Medicine Residency Program.

Jacob Hutton, son of Brian Hutton of Orion and Sue Hutton of Sherrard, is the guest of Brian Anderson, DO, at the Genesis Moline Health Plex in Moline.

Nida Khan, daughter of Muhammad and Deena Khan of Forsyth, is the guest of the Decatur Family Residency Program.

Emily Palomaki, daughter of Jon and Mary of East Moline, is the guest of Michael Mulligan, MD, at Family Physicians of Madison County in Glen Carbon.

Christopher Trammel, son of George and Sue Trammel of Marion, is the guest of Jeffrey Parks, MD, and Mark Smith, MD, at Logan Primary Care in Herrin.


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