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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 3 – January 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, 2,502 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

Daniel Ansbro, son of James and Sanghee Ansbro of Edwardsville, is the guest of Michael Mulligan, MD, at Family Physicians of Madison County in Glen Carbon.

Brian Cacioppo, son of Christopher and Hong Cacioppo of Collinsville, is the guest of Patrick Zimmerman, MD, at Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville.

Stephanie Dalla Riva, daughter of James and Therese Dalla Riva of Edwardsville, is the guest of Kevin Pritchett, MD, at O’Fallon Medical Center.  

Brian Ginn, son of Dr. Dwight and Denise Ginn of Bourbonnais, is the guest of Clyde Dayhoff, DO, and Hashim Zaidi, MD, at the Medical Group of Kankakee County in Bradley.

Megan Goldstein, daughter of James and Susan Goldstein of Mattoon, is the guest of Aja Lystila, MD, at Carle Foundation Physicians in Mattoon.

Jordan Markel, son of Paul and Shelle Markel of Bunker Hill, is the guest of Bruce Weber, MD, at the Macoupin Family Practice Center in Gillespie.

Gordon Ruan, son of Zhong-Jin and Lian Ruan of Champaign, is the guest of Katherine Avery, MD, at Carle-South Family Medicine in Urbana.

Travis Wieland, son of Robert and Nancy Wieland of Laura, is the guest of Robert Bevill, MD, at Eagle Family Medicine in Peoria.

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