Welcome to Springfield
The following information will help you establish day-to-day connections, seek answers to questions you might have and locate sources to solve problems. This list of people is not intended to be comprehensive, but should give you some familiarity with those you may need to know while in Springfield.
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The Dean and Provost of the School of Medicine is responsible for the overall development, maintenance and improvement of the institution and its programs. His responsibilities include relating the School's role and its need to a higher authority and affiliated institutions; providing guidance and counsel to operating units within the School; assuring institutional resources are used efficiently and effectively in support of academic programs, and assuring the School's goals are achieved.
- Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH -- Dean and Provost
- Kathy Cargnino -- Executive Assistant
The Office of Education & Curriculum coordinates the delivery of the undergraduate curriculum. Responsibilities include curriculum resources, evaluation and logistics, student assessment and progress, and curriculum policy implementation and maintenance.
Faculty and staff in Education & Curriculum (see below) will be able to assist you in the following areas: student progress and academic advisement, curriculum coordination, educational research, Medical Education electives, Year 2 student absences, curriculum development, standardized patients, institutional policies and procedures, performance-based testing, curriculum documents and resources, curriculum evaluation, Year 2 curriculum scheduling, professional development and diagnostic assessment laboratory.
Memorial Medical Center’s library is also available. It is located in room 443 of the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller Street. The library has 10 computers that provide access to MMC applications found in the main hospital. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Learn more, here.
Faculty members facilitate small group instruction and provide patient examination feedback in Doctoring. Since you will have regular contact with these faculty members, you are encouraged to discuss with them issues and problems regarding the disciplines they represent.
Debra Klamen, MD, MHPE, Senior Associate Dean for Education & Curriculum
Crystal Wilson, Office Administrator
Mary Aiello, MA, Director, Clinical Assessment; Director, Standardized Patient Program
Jason Arnold, Information Technology Technical Associate
Cheryl Ashburn, RN, MSN, Nurse Educator
Carolyn Holmes, MSN, RN, Nurse Educator
Karen Reynolds, RN, MS, Nurse Educator, HII, CRR, NMB and ERG units
Leslie Montgomery, RN, MS, Nurse Educator, Doctoring Coordinator
Kelly Pickrell, RN-BC, MSN, Nurse Educator
Tina White, RN, MS, Nurse Educator
Melissa Buchanan, BS, Information Technology Technical Associate
Cherie Forsyth, Curriculum Registrar
Chris Reavis, MS, Year 2 Curriculum Coordinator
801 N. Rutledge (“801 Building”)
|2209||Tutor Room A|
|2217||Tutor Room B|
|2221||Tutor Room C|
|2237||Tutor Room D|
|2249||Tutor Room E|
|2260||Tutor Room F|
|2262||Tutor Room G|
|2269||Tutor Room H|
|2264||Tutor Room I|
|2334||Tutor Room J|
|2338||Tutor Room K|
|2340||Tutor Room L|
|2346||West Auditorium – used for large group and other sessions|
|2201||Student Business Office|
|2266||Clinical Skills Lab|
|2281||Medical Student Lounge|
|2273||Wesley G. McNeese, MD, Diversity, Multicultural & Minority Affairs|
|3080||Office of Student Affairs|
|3060J||Student Computer Lab|
|3050||Office of Education & Curriculum (OEC)|
|3054||OEC conference room|
|3064||Professional Development Laboratory (PDL) – used for clinical teaching and assessment|
Other frequently used rooms in the 801 Building:
|2063||Harbinger (Dean’s Lobby)|
|2190||Lincoln (Dean’s Lobby)|
|2195||Atrium (Dean’s Lobby)|
|3313||Pharmacology Conference Room|
|4052||Stevenson Conference Room (Library)|
|4051||Dirksen Conference Room (Library)|
327 W. Calhoun
|251||Calhoun Computer Training Center|
|250B||Prairie Conference Room|
|250A||Sangamon Conference Room|
- Absences for REQUIRED activities: (illness, emergencies or late arrivals)
- Call 217-545-SICK (7425)
- Leave a detailed message with your name, the best means to contact you, and what activity you will be missing (tutor group, PDL activity, etc).
- Absence from a REQUIRED activity:
- Complete the online Planned Absence REQUEST Form: https://www.siumed.edu/oec/webform/time-request-form.html
- After submission of form, your point of contact for the approval of your request will be the Y2 Coordinator, Chris Reavis. He will coordinate the approval process and notify you of the result.
Located in the Student Business Office, your mailbox should be checked daily and cleaned out regularly. Mailboxes are considered the private domain of an individual student. Reviewing other people's mail is a breach of professional behavior and may be reported as such.
Lockers are available for use during Year 2; however, students must provide their own locks and are responsible for clearing them out at the end of Year 2. Lockers are located on the 2nd floor in the southwest corridor. Before choosing a locker, please see Kim Stolba in Student Affairs.
Year 2 Bulletin Boards:
Year 2 Curriculum: Located outside the Student Business Office. Only curricular material may be placed on this board.
General Information Bulletin Board: Located in the Student Lounge for your general use.
Student computers at 801 N. Rutledge are located in the Student Business Office, Student Lounge, Student Computer Lab and tutor rooms. Computers are also available at SIU’s library and Memorial’s library. Electronic mail should be checked at least daily and your e-mail box should be cleaned out regularly. Electronic mail is the primary communication tool used for the curriculum.
Students, faculty, and staff must pay to park in SIU lots. The student charge for an annual sticker is $25 ($20 for an additional sticker) which must be paid in cash or by check at the Security Office, Room 1071A. Cars without stickers parked in SIU parking lots will be ticketed, so purchase your sticker as soon as possible.