Centennial Honors College

2nd Annual Jill M. Brody, MD/McDonough Eye Associates Pre-Med Symposium | February 19th, 2018 from 4-7 PM | Brattain Lounge, University Union

Sponsored and organized by the Centennial Honors College, the Pre-Med Symposium will provide an opportunity for students to learn about medical school while interacting with medical school representatives.  Participants will gain exposure to current medical trends and topics, as well as hear of real-life experiences from WIU alumni. 

Monday, February 19th, 2018, Brattain Lounge
4-6 PM | Medical School Table Fair
5:45 | Opening Remarks
6:00 | Keynote Speaker
6:20 | Distinguished All Western Panel
This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Amy High, Women’s Healthcare, Memorial Physician Services

The event begins with a table fair at 4 PM and welcome at 6 PM. 

Recruiters will also be available from the following medical schools:

  • Chicago State University, College of Pharmacy
  • Drake University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine
  • Midwestern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Ross University, School of Medicine
  • Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, School of Pharmacy
  • University of Illinois, College of Medicine: Medical Biotechnology Program
  • University of Illinois Chicago, College of Pharmacy
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Pharmacy

Representatives from McDonough District Hospital will also be available to field questions and discuss shadowing and mentor opportunities for students.  

The symposium will also include a panel discussion made up current medical school students and practitioners:

  • Dr. Jill Brody, Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Amy High, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Jeffrey Liles, Medical Student at Loyola Medical School
  • Dr. David Miller, Internal Medicine
  • Tom Stites, Pharmacy
  • Dr. Michael Waters, Family Medicine

Event sponsors include: Jill M Brody, MD/McDonough Eye Associates, Dr. Amy High, Dr. Donald Dexter, Dr. Russell R. Dohner, Dr. David Miller and Dr. Mary Kathleen Lockard, Dr. Dennis and Virginia Samuelson and the Western Illinois University Foundation

The event is open and free to the WIU community. Students interested in the study of medicine and those in classes addressing medical issues are encouraged to attend.

If you would like to know more, please stop by the Honors College or call at 309-298-2228 or contact AN-Geisler@wiu.edu.