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UICOMP Awards Shelly Timmons, MD, with 2022 UICOMP Distinguished Alumni Award

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) awarded Shelly Timmons, MD, with its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award. She becomes the 18th graduate (among more than 2,000 medical school alumni) to receive this honor in the College’s 52-year history. Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, is chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Indiana [...]

2022-05-16T22:38:43-05:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

UICOMP Celebrates 66 New MDs at In-Person Graduation Ceremony

On May 7, UICOMP welcomed 66 new doctors to the UICOMP alumni family during the Convocation ceremony at the Peoria Civic Center. After a two-year pause to the traditional in-person Convocation ceremony, the event allowed the class to celebrate their four-year journey through unprecedented times. The graduates marched in together, received their hoods and [...]

2022-05-13T10:23:13-05:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Homepage Articles, News|

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria continues to follow the evolving situation with the Coronavirus pandemic and to work closely with the University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago), local clinical partners and affiliates, as well as our local officials and health departments. We have made transitions in our curriculum and work [...]

2022-05-05T10:55:00-05:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Coronavirus, Homepage Articles, News|

Margaret Mary Schmit: Crochet Memorial

Artist Statement: So many of the patients that we see during the course of our training have a unique and profound effect on who we become as doctors. They teach us lessons that we could never have learned in a classroom. But there is never enough time during this process to reflect on these experiences. [...]

2022-05-05T15:35:47-05:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Laura Krivicich: “The Yellow Monster”

Artist Statement: This is the story of how I grew up to become an orthopedic surgeon. This is also the story of things I wish every doctor would keep in mind, including myself, as well as the lessons I’ve learned along the way. — Laura Krivicich, University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago, Class [...]

2022-04-29T16:33:09-05:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Emily Nepomuceno: “The Process of Being Well / Works in Progress”

Artist Statement: The goal of this project was to ultimately show different ways that my own small community experiences art and humanities as a way of staying well and whole, and to encourage others that there is beauty even in works in progress/unfinished work. Over the years, I have slowly learned that enjoying the [...]

2022-04-29T16:32:25-05:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: Class of 2022, Rockford Students, Student Art|Tags: |

Chris Viamontes: “COVID and Nature: A Journey Through Quarantine”

Artist Statement: My piece is a photographic exploration as quarantine forced me to realize the importance of nature and the outdoors in my wellness and resiliency. In the form of a slide deck, I initially start with my time in quarantine, move to my trip to the upper peninsula in Michigan (our first escape [...]

2022-04-29T16:32:13-05:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: Chicago Students, Class of 2022, Student Art|Tags: |

Tanya Magana: “The Interpreting Moth”

Artist Statement: I wrote about an experience I had while rotating in a dermatology clinic from two different points of view. During the encounter, I observed a patient undergo a skin biopsy to confirm nonmalignant skin cancer. The patient was very afraid. He had an exchange with his wife who was in the room, [...]

2022-04-29T16:33:44-05:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: Class of 2022, Rockford Students, Student Art|Tags: |

Carly Woodin: Wooden Sound Wave Sculpture

Artist Statement: I have always been a busybody who loves to work with their hands, so when COVID struck in March of 2020, I felt a little lost. I began to take up woodworking at the suggestion of my grandpa. Originally, my sister and I came up with the idea of a wooden sound [...]

2022-05-04T16:40:57-05:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Class of 2022, Peoria Students, Student Art|Tags: |
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