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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Community Service



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Sangamon County Healthy Community Survey: Public Forums presentation.

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Bi-Annual student run health clinic for the homeless at Kumler United Methodist Church, organized by fourth year medical students Dan Sadowski and Ben Henkle, November 2013.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine students fitting new shoes on students at Enos Elementary school as part of the university's partnership with Shoes That Fit and Enos Elementary

A mock crash reenactment at Triopia High School presented in part by ThinkFirst, an injury prevention program offered by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

SIU Medicine to Highlight Clinical Job Openings with Open House
Southern Illinois University Medicine will highlight clinical employment opportunities at an open house 4 - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Those interested in nursing, medical assisting and medical office positions are invited to attend to speak with representatives from a variety of departments/divisions about clinical job opportunities. Benefits and employment counselors will also be available.
SIU Med School Pipeline Program Now Accepting Applications

High school students get career info, insights

Simmons Cancer Institute to Host Annual Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser Oct. 14
Sept. 11, 2017 – Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University Medicine will host the 17th annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser Saturday, October 14, at the Crowne Plaza Springfield. The event features live and silent auctions with many one-of-kind items, raffles, live entertainment and dinner.
Regional Health Care Organizations Partner to Offer Mammogram Mondays in October
The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois (RCPIL) has been awarded an $18,000 grant to fund free mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women ages 40 and older on Mondays in October at three locations. 
The “Mammogram Mondays” grant, provided by the Memorial Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, has benefited 310 women over the last three years.
Students Underrepresented in Medicine Find Their Home at SIU

Thirteen students who are underrepresented in medicine (URM) began their medical training in August at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) defines underrepresented in medicine as "racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population." The students participated in a white coat ceremony on Friday, August 11, in Shryock Auditorium.

SIU Medicine to Train New 'Hotspotters'
Alzheimer's Caregivers Invited to Attend Free Training

Those who provide care to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia patients at home are invited to attend The Savvy Caregiver program, a free, six-week course. Beginning Oct. 2, classes will meet from 1 to 3 pm on Mondays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Nov. 6, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., Springfield.

Participants must pre-register to attend; walk-ins will not be accepted. To learn more or to register, contact Greg Kyrouac, 217-545-7199 or

SIU Medicine, Springfield Art Association Partner to Help Dementia Patients
People with memory problems and their caregivers are invited to register for Opening Minds through Art (OMA), a 10-week class that improves patients’ physical and psychological well-being through creative expression. The classes will run 1-2 pm on Tuesdays, Sept. 5. through Nov. 7, at the Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., Springfield.
How to get an A in packing school lunches

School is back in session and that means the four Rs: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and eating Right. To help your kids continue to eat healthy while at school, we asked SIU School of Medicine registered dietitian Cheryl Burns some common questions parents have about packing their kids’ lunches.  

Medical Students Working with Local Physicians
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.]
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