Phone Line Dropped Calls

SIU Medicine's primary phone line, 217-545-8000, is experiencing intermittent dropped calls. We apologize for this inconvenience and are working to correct this issue as soon as possible.


Medical Students Learning from Local Physicians

Published Date:
Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine January 29 – February 24. 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, 2,572 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
Maggie Armstrong, daughter of Cris and Barbara Armstrong of O'Fallon, is the guest of Kristina Anderson, MD, at Belleville Family Health Center.  
Matthew Cleveland, son of Neil and Renae Cleveland of Danville, is the guest of Karen Broaders, MD, at Carle Family Practice in Danville.  
Jackson Graves, son of Ken and Barb Graves of Springfield, is the guest of the Quincy Family Residency Program.  
Aliza Hasan, daughter of Syed and Syeda Hasan of Springfield, is the guest of Patrick Zimmermann, MD, with Family Medicine Associates in Collinsville.
Kathleen Kay, daughter of John and Ingrid Kay of Effingham, is the guest of Brian Atwood, MD, at Atwood Medical in Olney.
Sean O'Malley, son of Patrick and Leatha O'Malley of Georgetown, Texas, is the guest of the Walter Cunnington, MD, at Community Medical Clinic in Pana.
Marie Varnet, daughter of Robert and Mandy Varnet of Mackinaw, is the guest of Larry Sapetti, MD, at Springfield Clinic.
Matthew Weber, son of Dennis Weber of Edwards and Roxanne Weber of Pekin, is the guest of the Decatur Family Residency Program.
Note: Pictures of the students are available upon request from
Schedule an interview or request more information by contacting SIU Medicine's Office of Public Relations and Communications:

Karen Carlson
Lauren Murphy

More from SIU News

Dawn Defraites & Stcy Grundy

Kenniebrew, McNeese awards celebrate champions of equity, inclusion

During the 2024 Alonzo Kenniebrew Lecture on February 8, Dr. Wendi El-Amin presented awards to honor individuals and a group who continue the challenging work Dr. Kenniebrew modeled, promoting inclusive excellence and equitable practices.
Farm succession series header

SIU Medicine offers virtual series on farm succession planning

Join us for an upcoming live virtual series, "Planning for the Farm's Future and Yours." The FFRI programs are designed to assist farmers and farm families in developing a succession plan for future generations.
Raj @ 3-Minute Thesis

Pharmacology grad student wins SIU 3-Minute Thesis competition

A trio of School of Medicine graduate students put their presentation skills to the test at the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on the Carbondale campus February 2. They summarized their research in 3 minutes or less using a single PowerPoint slide.