medical http://peoriapublicradio.org en Medical students tear into envelopes during Match Day http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/medical-students-tear-envelopes-during-match-day <div>Fourth year medical students across the country – including 44 in Peoria - tore into sealed envelopes today. &nbsp;The students at the U of I College of Medicine in Peoria found out where they would go for their residency programs in the annual “Match Day” ritual. Five students from this year’s class are also remaining in Peoria for their residency programs. &nbsp;That includes Lisa Fosnot, who is studying internal medicine at OSF. She says she wanted to remain in the area:</div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:33:35 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20602 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Medical students tear into envelopes during Match Day State board approves Kewanee Hospital merger with OSF http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-board-approves-kewanee-hospital-merger-osf <p>Kewanee Hospital is joining the OSF Healthcare System in April under a new name. A state review board approved the merger between the two groups. Kewanee Hospital will be re-named OSF Saint Luke Medical Center during a dedication ceremony in the spring. The Kewanee Hospital CEO says the move allows the hospital to better serve its area patients.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:53:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16477 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State board approves Kewanee Hospital merger with OSF Healthcare reform could add to need for more doctors http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/healthcare-reform-could-add-need-more-doctors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new health care law could contribute to a need for more primary care doctors. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 14995 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Healthcare reform could add to need for more doctors Area medical research on display at symposium http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-medical-research-display-symposium <p></p><div>New medical research was on display at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria. &nbsp;More than 40 resident physicians with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria presented their findings. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:20:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5640 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area medical research on display at symposium IL House passes medical marijuana bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-passes-medical-marijuana-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois House of Representatives approved the medical use of marijuana Wednesday. It's a milestone marking the first time the House has passed the legislation after years of failed attempts. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The proposal has been introduced year after year, each time a little different to try to win majority support.</span></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:35:54 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4159 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House passes medical marijuana bill Medical students talk Match Day 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/medical-students-talk-match-day-2013 <p></p><div>Fourth-year medical students across the country opened envelopes at the same time today. The envelopes contained their residency assignment. &nbsp; Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano spoke with some of the nearly 50 medical students in the U of I College of Medicine at Peoria class who found out where they are going:&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:39:03 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2526 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Medical students talk Match Day 2013