Centennial Honors College

3rd Annual Jill M. Brody, MD/McDonough Eye Associates Pre-Med Symposium | February 20th, 2019 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. 

 Schedule
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, 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. David Miller.

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:

  • Drake University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Midwestern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, School of Pharmacy
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • University of Illinois College of Pharmacy
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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
  • Dr. David Miller
  • Dr. Thomas Nielsen
  • Dr. Jack Capodice
  • Lauren Coffey


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.