Post Rock hosts Jenica Wessels

May 14, 2014 | News, Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

WP_20140512_001Jenica Wessels has joined the Post Rock Family Medicine team for the next six weeks.  She will spend the majority of her time shadowing Dr. Brull, but you may catch her with some of the other providers in the coming weeks.  Jenica is a third year medical student and intends to specialize in family medicine.

Where are you from?
I grew up in Lawrence, KS, home of the Jayhawks! I lived in Waco, Texas for four years while I attended Baylor University, and am happy to be back in the great state of Kansas, where I’ve lived in Kansas City for the last three years during Medical School.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I came to Plainville to learn from the best. Dr. Brull has been a wonderful mentor through the KAFP Faces in Family Medicine Program, and when she suggested I do my third year Family Medicine rotation with her in Plainville, I jumped at the chance!

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
I hope to be a Family Medicine doctor once I’m done with school. I feel very called to work as a Primary Care Physician and am very passionate about preventive health care and treating patients as a whole, rather than defining them based on one illness or system.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
Everyone in Plainville is so friendly and kind. The physicians and staff at Post Rock Family Medicine are all wonderful and have already taught me so much. And every patient I’ve seen has greeted me with a smile and a welcoming attitude. It doesn’t get much better than that!

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I enjoy spending time with my husband, my dog, and my family. I am also a big sports fan and love to play or watch just about any sport you can think of. I’m a die-hard KU basketball fan and try to make it to as many games as I can.

What do you hope to learn during your rotation in Plainville?
I hope to improve my clinical skills and integrate everything I’ve learned during the last three years. It’s easy to get too focused on one part of a person’s health, so I’m excited for the opportunity to practice addressing all aspects of patients’ care and well being!