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Elizabeth Copeland, DO

Resident (Class of 2024)

Family Medicine Residency


I grew up in a small town in Tennessee. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and then I attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

I grew up going to work with my father and seeing the amazing things he did as a physician. I admired the relationships he had developed with his patients and with the community as a whole. Family medicine always felt like the right specialty for me. I loved the idea of getting to know and take care of the entire family.

During and after my interview with UICOMP Family Medicine Residency Program, I was amazed at how much of a connection I felt to the program. I loved my conversations with the faculty and residents. The support from faculty and the culture was exactly what I was looking for in a program. Being from such a small town, I also liked the size of Peoria and the fact that there is not that much traffic! It also helped that I would be moving significantly closer to my boyfriend who is currently an Internal Medicine resident.

I love horses and being outdoors. I love to bake, exercise, and do arts and crafts. When there is a rare weekend that my boyfriend and I are both off from work we enjoy exploring Peoria, watching movies, and eating the results of the new recipes I decide to try.


Family Medicine Residency

Department of Family & Community Medicine