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 
  • Hear real-life medical school experiences and advice from professionals

March 6, 2024 | University Union Brattain Lounge

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

 2024 Keynote Address, "Medical Care in Macomb"
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Mary Kathleen Lockard, MD
Medical Group of Macomb

Dr. Mary Kathleen Lockard graduated from Bushnell-Prairie City High School in 1992 and studies Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she graudtes with honors in 1996. In 2000, Dr. Lockard graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Columbus (now Nationwide Hospital) in 2003, and spent a year as a chief resident. She has been in private practice in Macomb since 2004 and is curently practicign at the Medical Group of Macomb. She also serves as President of the MDH medical staff.


Distinguished Moderator & Panelists
Michael Waters

Panel Moderator
Dr. Michael Waters
Beu Health Center
Western Illinois University
Medical Chief of Staff

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Makilla Asar
Kansas City University
3rd Year Medical Student

Timonthy Biagini Photo

Dr. Timonthy Biagini
Springfield Clinic

Amy High Photo

Amy High
Independent Contractor
Certified Menopause Specialist

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Blythe Richards
University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria
3rd Year Medical Student

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Dr. Christopher Stortzum
Springfield Clinic
Family Medicine Physican

Sponsors: Dr. Jill M Brody, MD, McDonough Eye Associates, College of Arts & Sciences, Departments of Biological Sciences

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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