Centennial Honors College

Jill M. Brody, MD | McDonough Eye Associates Pre-Med Symposium

The Pre-Med Symposium enables students to:

  • Explore medical careers (e.g. nursing, dentistry, veterinary sciences, ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology, anesthesiology, pharmacy, family medicine, etc.)
  • Meet medical school representatives
  • Enjoy good food and music
  • Hear real-life medical school experiences and advice from professionals

Mach 2, 2022 | Heritage Room in the Union

  • 4-5:45PM | Medical School Table Fair
  • 5:45 | Opening Remarks
  • 6:00 | Keynote Speaker
  • 6:20 | Distinguished Medical Professional Panel

"Perspectives from a Rural Pediatrician in Private Practice," Keynote Address
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Dr. Mary Kathleen Lockard, MD

Dr. Mary Kathleen Lockard graduated from Bushnell-Prairie City High school in 1992. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she graduated with honors in Biology in 1996. She went on to attend the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, graduating with honors in 2000, Dr. Lockard completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Columbus (now Nationwide Hospital) in 2003, and then a year as a chief resident. She has been in private practice in Macomb since 2004.

Distinguished Panelists
Ada Blair Photo

Ada Blair
CEO, Memorial Hospital, Carthage

Milton Griffin Photo

Milton Griffin
Dir. of Radiology, Cardiopulmonary, Respiratory, & Sleep Lab, MDH

Dominique Horne Photo

Dominique Horne
Certified Nurse Anesthetist, MDH

Ashley Whiteside Photo

Ashley Whiteside, DVM
Roseville Vet Clinic

Dr. Julie Shepherd Photo

Julie Shepherd, MD
Springfield Clinic

Sponsors: Dr. Jill M Brody, MD, McDonough Eye Associates, Dr. Amy High, Dr. Dave Miller and Dr. Mary Kathleen Lockard, the Western Illinois University Foundation, College of Arts & Sciences, Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Health Sciences and Social Work, CAS Dean Susan Martinelli-Fernandez.

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

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