The Success Story of Dr. Matthew Jackson '98
"MacMurray gave me the structural and educational framework to succeed in my medical career. None of my colleagues in medical school were any more qualified or prepared for postgraduate education than I was. I owe my success to MacMurray College, and to my dedicated professors and advisor."
After graduating from MacMurray College in 1998 with majors in Chemistry and Biology, Jackson earned his M.D. degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Jackson then completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, which led to his current position as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery and staff physician in the Emergency Department at OSF St. Francis in Peoria and OSF St. James Emergency Department in Pontiac.
Dr. Jackson also works as the EMS Medical Director for Peoria Area EMS, which is the largest emergency medical services system in Illinois. He also holds appointments as Chairman for Illinois EMS Region II, and for the State EMS Disciplinary Review Board. Dr. Jackson is active in pre-hospital education in central Illinois, as well as Clinical Education for Residents at St. Francis Medical Center.
In his "off" time, he operates part time as an Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff in Peoria County where he is active as a SWAT team member and police medic. In addition, he is an avid outdoor sportsman, horseman, craft beer brewer, and loves spending time with his two children, William, age 5, and Grace, age 3.
While at MacMurray College, Dr. Jackson was a MacMurray Student Association Representative, President of the Track Club and a member of the Pre-Professionals Club.