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Medical Students Working with Local Physicians

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Family physicians in nine Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine August 28 – September 22. 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 2019, then pursue advanced training in a specific area of medicine before beginning practice. Since 1981, 2,538 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

Luke Boucher, son of Alan and Sanya Boucher of Aledo, is the guest of Benjamin Montgomery, MD, at Koke Mill Medical Associates in Jacksonville.
Andrea Castaldo, daughter of Raymond and Debbie Castaldo of Springfield, is the guest of Walter Cunnington, MD, at Community Medical Clinic of Pana.  
James Collins, son of David Collins of Peoria, is the guest of Robert Bevill, MD, of Eagle Family Medicine in Peoria.  
Nicolas Ferry, son of Robert and Leasa Ferry of ­Edwardsville, is the guest of the Patrick Zimmermann, MD, with Family Medicine Associates, P.C. in Collinsville.
Nathaniel Hocker, son of James and Suzanne Hocker of Groveland, is the guest of the Larry Sapetti, MD, at Springfield Clinic.
Jordon Mitzelfelt, daughter of Chris Mitzelfelt of Trivoli and Sherri Mitzelfelt of Hanna City, is the guest of Maoxiim Tellez, MD, at Memorial Physician Services in Petersburg.
Eugene Rodemich III, son of Denise Rodemich of Waterloo, is the guest of Steven Raben, MD, at Rural Family Medicine Associates, Ltd. in Mascoutah.
Benjamin Seadler, son of Dave and Kathy Seadler of Springfield, is the guest of Timothy Lyons, MD, with Illini Medical Associates in Jerseyville.
Seena Tabibi, son of Reza Tabibi of Kirkland, Wa., and Dr. Nassim Banisaeed of Springfield, is the guest of Jack Spaniol, MD, with OSFMG St. Joseph Drive Family Practice in Bloomington.
Note: Pictures of the students are available upon request from
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Karen Carlson
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