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Pediatric Neurologist

Southern Illinois University
Springfield, Illinois
Closing date
May 27, 2024

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Be a part of a highly integrated and subspecialized pediatric neurology team, where you'll play a vital role in providing compassionate and comprehensive care to a diverse pediatric patient population. The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU) Department of Pediatrics seeks a Pediatric Neurologist to join its well-established and thriving practice. This position offers various opportunities, including mentoring residents and students, engaging in scientific collaboration, leadership, and potential publications. Enjoy the autonomy and institutional support to develop and advertise your subspecialty interests. Join our closely-knit community, where your contributions genuinely matter. This excellent career opportunity offers the benefits of a smaller program, values your independence, and provides opportunities for career advancement without requiring scholarly research.

Opportunity Highlights

· Thrive in a smaller, close-knit community where your contributions make a significant difference

· Enjoy the appreciation of patients while teaching and encountering a diverse range of diseases and complexities

· Experience the advantages of a small program over a massive institution; here, you're an integral part of a family-like team

· Engage with the community and partner with local elementary schools; as a mentor, you'll have opportunities to make a positive impact beyond medical care, from providing supplies to building strong community relationships

· Join a community medical school that offers autonomy and flexibility: You won't be constrained by a top-down hierarchy and can navigate your career path with ease

· Enjoy career advancement without the need for scholarly research: Your dedication and contributions will be recognized and rewarded

· Be part of a thriving team under Dr. Carlson's 9-year leadership and experience a low attrition rate – faculty members tend to stay for the long term

· Work with outstanding pediatric hospitalist and PICU teams that foster collaboration and partnership in providing comprehensive care

Community Information

Whether you live in a subdivision, by the lake, or downtown, Springfield, IL, is a family friendly community and a great place to call home. Join this welcoming capital city, featuring scenic surroundings, a medical hub, and plenty of amenities.

· Springfield has an Exceptional Livability Score (Area Vibes) with A+ grades for Amenities, Commute, Cost of Living, and Health & Safety

· Low cost of living and beautiful homes throughout the area - enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank

· Less than 3 miles away, Chatham has an overall grade of A, is a Best Place to Live in Illinois, and is a Best Place to Raise a Family in the Springfield, IL, area

· Excellent local schools and universities

· Nearby Lake Springfield is a major recreation center offering boating, fishing, and water sports

· Live in a historically rich area featuring numerous historical sites, including the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Old State Capitol

· Vibrant area with microbreweries, upscale restaurants, and annual art and music festivals

· Plenty of parks, golf courses, a large recreational lake, and outdoor activities to enjoy

· A convenient hub for exploring the state - be within a few hours' drive of major cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis

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