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After graduating from Benedictine University in 2002, Jessica Gedraitis, M.D., attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. During medical school, she was actively involved in the student-run free clinic at Community Health, a clinic devoted to providing health care to the medically underserved. She was a member of the steering committee and served as the fundraising chairman. Upon finishing medical school, Gedraitis completed residency training in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. During her residency, she was a flight physician for Flight for Life.
In 2009, Gedraitis moved to Peoria, Illinois where she works as an attending physician at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Gedraitis is actively involved in educating medical students and resident physicians, and is the director of the swine lab in which residents learn critical procedures. She is also the medical director of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, where she works closely with community outreach programs to provide resources to victims of sexual assault.
In her free time, Gedraitis spends time with her family and participates in long distance running. This year, she plans to run the Chicago Marathon for charity.