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Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

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Family physicians in 10 Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine August 1 – 26. 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 2017 and May 2018, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice.

Since 1981, 2,457 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, 2,685 physicians have graduated from its program. For information, call SIU’s main number, 217-545-8000, or visit

Preceptor students

Alex Blunier, son of Dan and Dawn Blunier of East Peoria, is the guest of Stanley Koch, MD, at Koch Family Medicine in Morton.

Max Crouse, son of Mike and Dana Crouse of Carbondale, is the guest of SIU Carbondale’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

Emily Drone, daughter of Patrick and Lisa Drone of West Frankfort, is the guest of Dennon Davis, MD, at Logan Primary Care in West Frankfort.

Laura Endris, daughter of John and Theresa Endris of Springfield, is the guest of Robert Mulch, MD, and Ben Cady, MD, at Springfield Clinic Hillsboro East in Hillsboro.

Rae Gumayan, daughter of Marian Gumayan of Peoria and the late Cesar Gumayan, is the guest of Quincy’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

Nick Lukert, son of Dan and Sharon Lukert of Bloomington, is the guest of Amir Wahab, MD, at Memorial Physician Services Family Medical Center in Lincoln.

Nick Petre, son of Drs. James and Anne Petre of Moline, is the guest of Brian Anderson, DO, at Illini Family Health Center in Moline.

Suhayb Ranjha, son of Shafqat and Rakhshindah Ranjha of Herrin, is the guest of James Petre, MD, at Genesis Health Group in East Moline.

Zachary Urick is the spouse of Jennifer Urick of Belleville and son of Stephen and Tracy Urick of Belleville. He is the guest of David LeBeau, MD, at Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation in Belleville.

Aishah Yanssaneh, daughter of Abubakarr Yanssaneh and Brenda Roache of Silver Springs, Md., is the guest of Decatur’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

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