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					Residency Programs 2010 - 2012
SIU School of Medicine
Residency Programs                                                      	 Because	the	job	market	for	physicians	is	strong	in	central	and	
                                                                        southern	Illinois,	there	are	many	professional	opportunities	in	the	
                                                                        region	for	all	our	resident	graduates.		Every	year	some	graduates	
J. Kevin Dorsey, M.D., Ph.D.                                            choose	to	enter	academic	careers,	including	here	at	SIU.		Our	
Dean and Provost, Professor of Medicine
                                                                        residents	also	have	excellent	success	in	obtaining	highly	coveted	
Karen Broquet, M.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education                           academic	fellowship	positions	throughout	the	nation.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry                           	 Inpatient	and	outpatient	rotations	take	place	in	state	of	the	
                                                                        art	facilities.		Training	programs	in	Springfield	are	supported	by	
Total residency and fellowship positions:                               our	two	large	affiliated	hospitals	–	Memorial	Medical	Center	
229 in Springfield                                                      (507	beds)	and	St.	John’s	Hospital	(738	beds).		With	combined	
                                                                        admissions	of	more	than	45,000	and	more	than	123,000	
51 in affiliated sites
                                                                        emergency	room	visits,	these	teaching	hospitals	are	leading	tertiary	
	 Southern	Illinois	University	School	of	Medicine	was	                  care	centers	in	the	Midwest.	Advanced	technology	is	readily	
established	in	1970	to	help	meet	the	health	care	needs	of	the	          available	and	almost	every	medical	and	surgical	procedure	is	
people	of	central	and	southern	Illinois.		For	more	than	35	years,	      provided.			
our	community-based	medical	school	has	emphasized	teaching	             	 Along	with	the	medical	school,	Memorial	and	St.	John’s	
and	achieved	national	recognition	as	an	innovator	in	medical	           comprise	an	expanding	downstate	Illinois	academic	medical	center.	    	
education.			                                                           In	1999,	the	three	teamed	up	to	establish	a	Level	1	trauma	center,	
	 SIU	sponsors	residency	programs	in	15	disciplines	plus	12	            the	Southern	Illinois	Trauma	Center.		Today,	the	two	hospitals	
specialty	fellowships.		Our	programs	in	Springfield	offer	the	best	     and	the	School	of	Medicine	are	working	together	to	develop	and	
of	both	possible	worlds	–	considerable	medical	sophistication	in	a	     implement	coordinated	electronic	systems	for	medical	records	as	
small-city	atmosphere.		We	provide	an	excellent	academic	base	for	      well	as	management	of	resident	duty	hours	and	evaluations.		
your	training	in	a	pleasant	and	affordable	community.		Outreach	        	 The	medical	staffs	of	both	of	our	affiliated	hospitals	serve	
activities	and	affiliations	extend	the	School’s	involvement	to	many	    a	large	referral	network	that	brings	patients	to	Springfield	
other	central	and	southern	Illinois	communities.                        from	throughout	central	and	southern	Illinois.	Drawing	on	a	
	 Choosing	a	residency	is	not	easy.		We	encourage	you	to	visit	         large	referral	area	that	includes	contiguous	states,	the	patient	
us	and	see	our	programs	and	facilities	firsthand.		We	believe	you’ll	   populations	are	well-balanced	and	diverse,	coming	from	both	
be	convinced	of	our	excellence.		We’re	proud	that	we’ve	trained	an	     metropolitan	and	rural	settings.		This	mix	provides	varied	learning	
accomplished	group	of	more	than	1,900	physicians.                       opportunities	to	help	you	develop	a	range	of	professional	skills.
	 SIU’s	residency	and	fellowship	programs	offer	an	excellent	           	 SIU	School	of	Medicine	has	helped	set	standards	for	medical	
balance	between	primary	care	and	specialty	care	training.			All	        education	and	has	pioneered	the	use	of	standardized	patients,	case-
of	our	training	programs	provide	the	preparation	you	need	in	           based	learning	and	clinical	skills	assessment.	Many	of	our	faculty	
scientific,	clinical	and	humanistic	aspects	of	medicine.		Each	         are	national	leaders	in	medical	education.		The	active	involvement	
provides	an	environment	which	nurtures	inquiry	into	the	science	        of	faculty	in	clinical	teaching	is	a	major	asset	for	our	residents.		
of	medicine	and	clinical	settings	where	you	can	apply	your	
knowledge	to	individual	patient	encounters.
	 Resident	trainees	work	with	physician	role	models	from	                •	   The Departments of Medical Microbiology,
academic	and	private	practice	backgrounds.		Experiences	in	                   Immunology and Cell Biology and of Pharmacology	
ambulatory	care	clinics	provide	a	strong	complement	to	those	in	              have	extensive	laboratory	space	and	advanced	equipment.		
hospital-based	setting.	The	School	has	more	than	300	full-time	               Faculty,	researchers	and	a	number	of	residents	are	
faculty	members	as	well	as	more	than	880	part-time	and	volunteer	             engaged	in	independent	and	collaborative	projects.		A	
faculty	members.		More	than	225	full-time	physicians	supervise	               close	working	relationship	with	the	clinical	staff	provides	
nearly	360,000	clinic	visits	per	year	in	our	primary	and	specialty	           a	scientist-physician	team	approach	to	research.			
care	clinics	as	well	as	approximately	145,000	hospital	visits.	               http://www.siumed.edu/mmi, www.siumed.edu/pharm/
	 Our	research	covers	a	wide	range	of	basic	and	clinical	                •	   The Department of Medical Humanities	assists	in	
sciences.	More	than	100	laboratories	in	Carbondale	and	                       integrating	clinical	skills	with	those	of	the	social	and	
Springfield	support	a	wide	range	of	medical	and	basic	science	                behavioral	sciences	and	the	humanities.		Its	full-time	
research	and	clinical	trials,	representing	more	than	$25	million	in	          faculty	offers	expertise	in	law,	ethics,	philosophy,	
funding.		The	Springfield	Combined	Laboratory	Facility	(SCLF)	is	             psychosocial	care,	health	policy	and	medical	history.		
a	five-story	brick	research	building	with	controlled	environmental	           http://www.siumed.edu/medhum
areas,	immunology	and	virology	laboratories,	a	biomedical	research	      •	   The Department of Medical Education	is	
imaging	suite	and	animal	research	facilities.		With	the	recent	               internationally	known	as	a	leader	in	curriculum	design,	
expansion	of	the	SCLF	with	a	new	addition,	the	School	is	able	to	             delivery	and	evaluation.		Faculty	can	assist	in	shaping	
expand	its	research	efforts	in	molecular	biology,	increase	focus	on	          your	educational	activities	and	developing	your	teaching	
the	increasingly	important	research	areas	of	genetics	and	genomic	            skills.	http://www.siumed.edu/dme.	The Division of
medicine,	and	continue	work	on	infectious	disease	and	immune	                 Statistics and Research Consulting	helps	develop	
function,	particularly	as	related	to	emerging	infectious	diseases	and	        research	designs	and	data	analysis	strategies	and	assists	
bioterrorism.		                                                               with	interpretation	of	results.		
                                                                              	http://www.siumed.edu/adrfa/stats.html
   Other resources that support our medical                              •	   The Office of Continuing Medical Education	provides	
education programs include:                                                   and	designates	AMA	Category	1	credit	for	an	extensive	
                                                                              schedule	of	conferences	and	symposia.		Most	local	
    •	   The SIU Medical Library	houses	more	than	159,000	                    conferences	are	free	of	charge	to	residents.			
         volumes,	1,145	current	periodicals,	3,400	audiovisual	               http://www.siumed.edu/cme/
         programs	and	5,000	volumes	in	a	special	historical	             •	   The Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU	offers	state-of-
         collection.		The	library	offers	a	complete	range	of	                 the-art	treatment	for	patients	in	central	and	southern	
         automated	searching,	both	on-site	and	from	Internet-                 Illinois	as	well	as	facilities	for	cancer	research	and	
         enabled	workstations.		Loanable	technology	(laptops,	                physician	and	public	education.		In	the	summer	of	
         projectors	and	digital	cameras)	also	are	available.		                2010,	it	consolidated	services	in	a	new	three-story,	$21.5	
         http://www.siumed.edu/lib/                                           million	facility	in	Springfield,	facilitating	the	multi-
                                                                              disciplinary	approach	that	is	the	hallmark	of	the	Institute.		
                                                                              http://www.siumed.edu/cancer/
•    St. John’s Children’s Hospital	combines	the	faculty	              	 We	recognize	that	quality	of	life	as	well	as	quality	of	training	
     resources	of	Southern	Illinois	University	School	of	              are	vitally	important.		Resident	salaries	are	above	the	Council	of	
     Medicine	with	the	pediatric	facilities	and	services	of	           Teaching	Hospitals’	averages	for	Midwest	programs.		The	affiliated	
     St.	John’s	Hospital.		It	is	accredited	by	the	National	           hospitals	provide	professional	liability	coverage,	as	well	as	life	and	
     Association	of	Children’s	Hospitals	and	Related	                  health	insurance,	with	an	option	to	add	family	members.		
     Institutions.		http://www.sjchildrens.org.                        	 Vacation	and	educational	leave	total	four	weeks	each	year.		
•	   An	area	in	the	city	for	a	medical	district,	which	includes	       Additional	amenities	include	free,	safe	parking,	free	meals	while	on	
     the	medical	school,	has	been	established	to	advance	              call,	and	exercise	rooms	for	the	use	of	all	house	staff.		
     activities	in	research	and	patient	care.		The Mid-Illinois        	 Although	participating	institutions	are	large	enough	to	offer	
     Medical District	is	working	to	develop	facilities	and	            the	best	in	care,	each	resident	is	known	individually.		All	residents	
     undertake	projects	to	advance	the	city’s	position	as	a	           are	members	of	the	House	Staff	Association	(HSA),	which	
     medical	center	of	excellence.			                                  proposes	improvements	and	advocates	on	behalf	of	all	residents.		A	
     http://www.midillinoismedicaldistrict.org                         peer	elected	representative	from	each	program	serves	on	the	HSA’s	
•	   The	Southern Illinois Trauma Center	(SITC),	                      Board	of	Directors.		
     a	Level	I	trauma	center,	is	a	cooperative	effort	of	              	 Springfield	is	the	capital	of	Illinois	and	is	a	delightful	place	
     Memorial	Medical	Center,	St.	John’s	Hospital	and	SIU’s	           to	live	with	a	diverse	cultural,	economic	and	political	life,	and	an	
     Department	of	Surgery.		SITC	treats	an	average	of	1,000	          historical	heritage	highlighted	by	its	most	famous	citizen,	Abraham	
     injured	patients	each	year,	who	come	from	Springfield	            Lincoln.		The	area’s	reasonable	cost	of	living	allows	more	spending	
     and	the	18-county	service	area.			                                power	than	other	areas	of	the	country.		Springfield	offers	a	variety	
     http://www.siumed.edu/trauma                                      of	cultural	and	recreational	opportunities	without	the	congestion	
•    SIU Fertility and IVF Center opened	in	2009	and	                  of	larger	metropolitan	areas.		Housing	is	economical	and	there	are	
     provides	a	comprehensive	approach	to	finding	solutions	           many	opportunities	to	purchase	or	rent	a	home.		Several	banking	
     for	infertile	couples.	A	newly	constructed,	world-class	          institutions	offer	home	loans	to	residents	that	require	no	down	
     laboratory	offers	the	best	possible	environment	for	the	          payment.		Our	affiliated	programs	in	family	medicine	are	located	
     delicate	fertility	work	as	well	as	overall	patient	experience,	   in	equally	pleasant	and	affordable	Illinois	communities.
     security	and	privacy.			http://www.siumed.edu/fertility/          	 Please	make	it	a	point	to	visit	our	Residency	Affairs	Web	site	
•	   The	Surgical Skills and Research Lab	is	one	of	only	a	            for	additional	information	on	all	of	our	training	programs,	our	
     handful	of	centers	across	the	country	designed	specifically	      hospitals,	our	policies	and	the	Springfield	area.			
     for	training	surgical	residents.		It	supplements	the	             http://www.siumed.edu/resaffairs
     traditional	training	SIU	surgery	residents	receive.
•	   To	help	Illinois communities seeking physicians	and	
     residents	looking	at	practice	locations,	the	School	offers	
     an	Illinois	placement	service	and	maintains	a	practice	
     locations	Web	site.	http://www.siumed.edu/practice_ops/
Residencies/Fellowships                                                  Obstetrics/Gynecology – 4 years
                                                                         Erica	E.	Nelson,	M.D.,	217-545-6498
                                                                         Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/ob/
(Including program directors)
Dermatology – 4 years                                                    Pediatrics – 3 years
Lucinda	S.	Buescher,	M.D.,	217-545-5465                                  Michelle	Miner,	M.D.,	217-545-7827
Web	site: http://www.siumed.edu/medicine/dermatology/                    Web	site: http://www.siumed.edu/peds/
    Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous
                                                                         Psychiatry – 4 years
    Oncology Fellowship – 1 year
                                                                         Manisha	Punwani,	M.D.,	217-545-7627
	 Robert	A.	Buzzell,	M.D.,	217-545-5465
	                                                                        Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/psych/
Emergency Medicine – 3 years                                                 Child Psychiatry Fellowship – 2 years
David	Griffen,	M.D.,	217-545-3518                                        	 Ayame	Takahashi,	M.D.,	217-545-7644	
Web	site:		http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/emergency_medicine/index.html   	 Web	site:		http://www.siumed.edu/psych/child_fellowship.htm
Family Medicine – 3 years                                                Diagnostic Radiology – 5 years
   Carbondale:		Penelope	K.	Tippy,	M.D.,	618-536-6621	ext.	221           John	B.	Becker,	M.D.,	217-757-2387
	 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/cfpc                                   Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/radiology/
      Carbondale Sports Medicine Fellowship – 1 year
                                                                         Surgical Programs
	 	 Scott	Schonewolf,	D.O.,	618-536-6621,	ext.	261
                                                                             General Surgery – 5 years
   Decatur:		John	G.	Bradley,	M.D.,	217-872-0850
                                                                             John	D.	Mellinger,	M.D.,	217-545-4401
	 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/dfpc
                                                                         	 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/residency.html
   Quincy:		Thomas	H.	Miller,	M.D.,	217-224-8957
                                                                                Vascular Fellowship – 2 years
	 Web	site:	http://www.quincyfp.org
                                                                         	 	 Douglas	Hood,	M.D.,	217-545-8856
      Quincy Sports Medicine Fellowship – 1 year
                                                                         	 	 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/vascular/fellowships.html
		 	 James	M.	Daniels,	M.D.,	217-277-5772
                                                                                Colorectal Surgery Fellowship - 2 years
   Springfield:		Janet	R.	Albers,	M.D.,	217-757-8140
                                                                         	 	 Jan	Rakinic,	M.D.,	217-545-7230
	 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/sfm
                                                                         	 	 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/general/colorectal/fellowship.html
Internal Medicine – Categorical - 3 years; Preliminary – 1 year
                                                                                 Orthopaedic/Rehabilitation – 5 years
Andrew	J.	Varney,	M.D.,	217-545-0193
                                                                                 Keith	Gabriel,	M.D.,	217-545-6155
Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/medicine
                                                                                 Web	site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/orthopaedics/
     Endocrinology Fellowship – 2 years (minimum)
                                                                                   Spine Surgery Fellowship – 1 year
	 Romesh	K.	Khardori,	M.D.,	Ph.D.,	217-545-0166
                                                                         							 	 Per	Freitag,	M.D.,	Ph.D.,	217-545-6155
	 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/medicine/endocrinology
                                                                                   Web site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/orthopaedics/spine_fellowship.html
     Infectious Diseases Fellowship – 2 years
	 Nancy	M.	Khardori,	M.D.,	Ph.D.,	217-545-9148                                   Otolaryngology – 5 years
	 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/medicine/infectious-diseases           					   James	P.	Malone,	M.D.,	217-545-4777
     Pulmonary Fellowship – 2 years                                      					   Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/otolaryngology/
	 Joseph	Q.	Henkle,	M.D.,	217-545-0187                                   	       	 Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship – 2 years
	 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/medicine/pulmonary-medicine            	       	 K.	Thomas	Robbins,	M.D.,	217-545-4777
                                                                         	       	 Web	site:		http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/otolaryngology/hanot.html
Medicine/Psychiatry – 5 years
David	S.	Resch,	M.D.,	217-545-0193                                               Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery – 6 years
Web	site: http://www.siumed.edu/medpsy/                                  							 Reuben	A.	Bueno,	Jr.,	M.D.,	217-545-6112
                                                                         							 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/plastics
Neurology – 4 years
Rodger	J.	Elble,	M.D.,	Ph.D.,	217-545-0168                                       Urology – 5 years
Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/neuro/                                   							 Tobias	S.	Köhler,	M.D.,	217-545-3262
    Neurorehabilitation Fellowship – 1 year                              							 Web	site:	http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/urology
	 David	Gelber,	M.D.,	217-545-0168
	 Web	site:		http://www.siumed.edu/neuro/
Memorial Medical Center                                                  St. John’s Hospital
                                                                         	 Ritz,	Chief Executive Officer
Edgar J. Curtis,	President and Chief Executive Officer                   Robert
Rajesh G. Govindaiah, M.D., Senior Vice President                        Craig Backs, M.D.,	Chief Medical Director
and Chief Medical Officer                                                Number of beds:	539 licensed beds
Number of beds:	507 licensed beds                                        Admissions:	21,940 (FY09)
Admissions:	24,910 (FY09)                                                Emergency department visits:	57,439 (FY09)
                                                                         	
Emergency room visits:	65,747 (FY09)
	                                                                        		 St.	John’s	Hospital	was	founded	in	1875	by	the	Hospital	Sisters	
		 Operating	as	a	private,	not-for-profit	corporation,	Memorial	         of	the	Third	Order	of	St.	Francis	and	is	an	affiliate	of	the	Hospital	
Medical	Center	(MMC),	founded	in	1897,	offers	comprehensive	             Sisters	Health	System.	As	a	regional	referral	center,	it	provides	
inpatient	and	outpatient	care	to	the	residents	of	central	and	           tertiary	care	for	the	entire	central	and	southern	Illinois	area.	
southern	Illinois.		At	the	core	of	Memorial	Health	System’s	             	 St.	John’s	Children’s	Hospital,	a	partnership	with	SIU	School	
mission	is	the	belief	that	access	to	primary	care	is	a	key	component	    of	Medicine,	provides	neonatal	intensive	care,	a	Level	III	Perinatal	
in	providing	a	full	continuum	of	care	in	support	of	community	           Center,	and	pediatric	services	including	pediatric	rehabilitation.	The	
Health.                                                                  center	includes	an	outpatient	fetal	evaluation	laboratory	coordinated	
	 Tertiary	care	available	at	Memorial	includes	a	variety	of	             by	SIU	and	an	antenatal	unit.	The	Level	III	Neonatal	Intensive	Care	
specialized	services.		The	Regional	Cancer	Center	provides	              Unit	serves	35	counties	in	Illinois.		
comprehensive	cancer	care,	including	the	latest	research	protocols	      		 Other	special	care	areas	include	an	adult	intensive	care	unit,	a	
available	through	the	Community	Clinical	Oncology	program	               bone	and	joint	program,	and	comprehensive	cancer	care.	St.	John’s	
of	the	National	Cancer	Institute.		The	Regional	Kidney	Center	           also	offers	adult	day	care,	home	health	services,	and	inpatient	and	
offers	a	full	range	of	nephrology	and	urology	services,	including	       home	hospice	care.	About	16,000	surgical	procedures	are	performed	
dialysis	and	the	region’s	only	pancreas/kidney	transplant	program,	      each	year	in	the	hospital’s	25	surgical	suites;	more	than	500	of	these	
a	joint	program	with	the	medical	school.		MMC’s	Regional	Burn	           are	open	heart	surgery	procedures.		
Center	is	equipped	with	the	latest	technologies	and	facilities	for	      		 St.	John’s	is	recognized	as	a	leader	in	cardiac	services,	with	
burn	care.		Other	service	line	specialties	include	the	Center	for	       the	largest	heart	program	in	Illinois	that	includes	the	Prairie	
Neuromuscular	Sciences	and	Family	Maternity	Suites.													         Heart	Institute.	The	cardiovascular	department	offers	a	range	of	
	 Memorial’s	Heart	and	Vascular	Services	offer	a	full	range	of	          sophisticated	diagnostic	services	for	adult	and	pediatric	cardiology	
diagnostic	treatment,	rehabilitative	and	respiratory	therapy	services	   and	vascular	patients.	Individualized	rehabilitation	services	are	
and	includes	two	joint	programs	with	SIU	–	hyperbaric	medicine	          available	for	intervention	or	post-operative	fitness.		
and	a	sleep	disorders	clinic.		MMC	also	serves	as	a	site	for	a	Level	    	 The	Level	1	Southern	Illinois	Trauma	Center	is	a	partnership	
I	trauma	center,	a	joint	effort	with	SIU	and	St.	John’s	Hospital.		      between	Memorial	Medical	Center,	St.	John’s	and	SIU	School	of	
The	two	hospitals	alternate	responsibility	for	the	trauma	center	        Medicine.	The	two	hospitals	alternate	responsibility	for	the	trauma	
annually.                                                                center	annually.	St.	John’s	also	has	an	air/ground	transport	system,	
	     MMC	is	the	flagship	of	Memorial	Health	System	(MHS).		             including	the	Saints	Flight	Helicopter	based	at	the	hospital	that	is	
Other	MHS	affiliates	include	Memorial	Home	Services,	Abraham	            used	for	critically	ill	patients.		
Lincoln	Memorial	Hospital	in	Lincoln,	Taylorville	Memorial	              		 As	St.	John’s	Hospital	grows	and	moves	into	the	future,	
Hospital,	Mental	Health	Centers	of	Central	Illinois	and	Memorial	        administration	and	employees	remain	committed	to	the	Hospital	
Physician	Services,	a	network	of	primary	care	physicians	with	           Sisters’	philosophy	—	All	people	are	created	by	God	and	have	an	
clinics	in	Springfield,	Chatham,	Jacksonville,	Petersburg	and	           intrinsic	dignity	and	value.	Its	Web	site	is	http://www.st-johns.org/.
Lincoln.		The	health	system	Web	site	is		
http://www.Choosememorial.org.			
Springfield, Illinois                                                   the	world.	Summer	also	is	the	time	for	county	fairs	as	well	as	the	
                                                                        Illinois	State	Fair	and	the	LPGA	State	Farm	Classic.	Winter	brings	
Population: approximately 113,000                                       First	Night	Springfield,	a	New	Year’s	Eve	celebration	that	features	
Geographic area: 33.4 square miles                                      arts	and	entertainment	for	the	family.
                                                                        	 Recreational	opportunities	are	many	and	varied.	Springfield	
	 Located	in	the	rich	agricultural	heart	of	Illinois,	Springfield	      offers	hiking,	biking,	golf,	tennis,	swimming	and	cross-country	
combines	the	small	town	elements	of	a	friendly,	safe	environment	       skiing.	Bicyclists	and	inline	skaters	enjoy	miles	of	paved	trails	over	
with	the	metropolitan	advantages	of	cultural	and	recreational	          abandoned	railbeds	through	wooded	areas.		Springfield	has	more	
opportunities.		The	seat	of	state	government,	it	also	is	a	downstate	   than	20	parks,	three	bike	trails	and	multiple	golf	courses.		The	
center	for	conventions	and	tourism,	retail	and	wholesale	               new	Southwind	Park,	expected	to	open	in	the	summer	of	2010,	is	
operations,	and	agricultural	production.	Its	consumer	market	           a	community	supported	park	for	patrons	with	both	abilities	and	
extends	into	a	10-county	region,	serving	more	than	500,000	             disabilities.		
people.                                                                 	 Lake	Springfield,	with	its	60	miles	of	shoreline,	provides	
	 Springfield	has	a	rich	history,	much	of	it	tied	to	its	most	          boating,	fishing,	swimming	and	other	opportunities	for	water	
famous	citizen,	Abraham	Lincoln,	our	16th	president.	Historic	          sports.	Located	near	the	lake,	Lincoln	Memorial	Garden	and	
sites	include	the	Lincoln	Home	National	Historic	Site,	the	Lincoln	     Henson	Robinson	Zoo	both	offer	a	number	of	seasonal	nature	
Tomb	and	Lincoln’s	New	Salem,	the	1830s	pioneer	village	where	          programs	and	special	events.
Lincoln	lived	for	six	years.	The	Old	State	Capitol	is	located	in	       	 Educational	opportunities	are	abundant	in	Springfield.		
the	center	of	the	city.		Also	downtown	is	the	Abraham	Lincoln	          Benedictine	University	at	Springfield	offers	associate	degrees	in	
Presidential	Library	and	Museum,	home	to	the	state’s	world-             liberal	arts,	sciences,	teacher	education	and	art	and	six	bachelor’s	
renowned	Lincoln	historical	collection.                                 and	four	master’s	degree	programs.	Lincoln	Land	Community	
	 Cultural	opportunities	abound.	The	2,017-seat	Sangamon	               College	offers	more	than	100	associate	degree	programs.	UIS	
Auditorium	at	the	University	of	Illinois	Springfield	(UIS)	offers	      offers 20	bachelor’s,	18	master’s	and	one	doctoral	degree	program,	
a	full	range	of	music,	theater	and	dance	performances.	It	is	also	      emphasizing	studies	in	political	and	public	affairs,	business	and	
home	to	the	award-winning	Illinois	Symphony	Orchestra	and	the	          management,	and	health.		Robert	Morris	College	offers	associate	
Springfield	Ballet	Company.	Theater	lovers	also	can	take	advantage	     degrees	and	five	bachelor’s	and	four	master’s	degree	programs.		
of	productions	by	the	Springfield	Theatre	Centre	and	two	summer	        	 The	Springfield	Public	School	District	#186	is	a	strong	public	
programs	—	the	Muni	musical	series	and	Theatre	in	the	Park	at	          school	system	that	includes	a	comprehensive	special	education	
Lincoln’s	New	Salem	Historic	Site.	The	Thomas	Rees	Memorial	            program,	a	modern	cooperative	vocational	training	center	and	
Carillon	offers	evening	entertainment	in	the	summer.		The	              a	gifted	magnet	elementary	school.	The	area	also	has	parochial	
Hoogland	Center	for	the	Arts	in	downtown	Springfield	is	a	80,000	       schools.	
square	foot,	four-story	building	which	houses	four	performance	         	 Springfield	shopping	offers	something	for	everyone.	White	
spaces	and	other	public	areas.		                                        Oaks	Mall	has	a	variety	of	stores.	The	city	also	has	smaller	
	 The	Springfield	Art	Association,	housed	in	the	restored,	             shopping	malls,	interesting	specialty	shops	and	antique	stores.
historic	Edwards	Place,	offers	an	active	schedule	of	shows	and	art	     	 Springfield	has	a	relatively	low	cost	of	living,	making	salaries	
classes.	The	Springfield	Area	Arts	Council	promotes	community	          more	competitive.	Affordable	single-family	dwellings	and	
events	in	the	visual,	literary	and	performing	arts.	Countless	other	    apartments	are	located	throughout	residential	neighborhoods,	
guest	lectures,	exhibits,	performances	and	programs	are	available	      many	near	parks.	Springfield’s	location	provides	easy	access	to	
through	the	Illinois	State	Museum,	the	Prairie	Capital	Convention	      major	metropolitan	areas	—	Chicago	(3	hours	by	car,	45	minutes	
Center,	local	colleges	and	universities,	and	community	groups.	         by	plane)	and	St.	Louis	(90	minutes	by	car,	30	minutes	by	plane).
	 Outdoor	activities	include	the	Old	Capitol	Art	Fair	in	May,	
                                                                        	 Springfield	is	diverse,	proud	of	its	past	and	confident	of	its	
which	attracts	artists	from	around	the	country.	In	June,	the	
International	Carillon	Festival	features	musicians	from	around	         future.
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