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July 2017 Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

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July 7, 2017 — Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine July 6 – July 28. 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 2018 and 2019, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,523 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, 2,818 physicians have earned SIU medical degrees. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit

Preceptor Students
Daniel Boeder, son of Royal and Barbara Boeder of Maeystown, is the guest of Christina Ventress, MD, at Memorial Physicians Services in Chatham.

Dylan Graff, son of John and Kimberly Graff of Mt. Zion, is the guest of Dennis Costerisan, DO, at HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine in Mt. Zion.   

Brittany Idusuyi, daughter of Osaretin and Valerie Idusuyi of Springfield, is the guest of the Elaine Fisher, MD, at Litchfield Family Practice Center.

Andrew Klein, son of James and JoAnne Klein of Hinsdale, is the guest of Anthony McCormack, MD, in Forsyth.  

Max Korzec, son of Albert and Michelle Korzec of Chicago, is the guest of the Decatur Family Residency Program.

Kelsey McKillip, daughter of Kirk and Carrie McKillip of Galesburg, is the guest of the Robert Wagner, MD, at the Medical Arts Clinic in Galesburg.

Kelly Roth, daughter of Gary and Jean Roth of Martinton, is the guest of Jeffrey Long, MD, at the Medical Group of Kankakee County in Herscher.

Terrance Thompson, son of Gwendolyn Thompson of Port Barre, La., is the guest of Clare Fadden, MD, at Murphysboro Health Center.

Note:  Pictures of the students are available upon request from

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