Amanda Casey’s Homecoming Internship

June 5, 2014 | News, Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

WP_20140603_002Amanda Casey has joined the Post Rock team through the end of July as she interns with Emily Decker, PA. Amanda will be applying to PA school this fall and is excited to be back in her hometown as she spends time with Emily. She is one of Jerry and Karen Casey’s seven children.

Where are you from?

I grew up in this wonderful town of Plainville, KS. I lived in Dodge City, KS for two years where I obtained an Associate’s of Science degree from Dodge City Community College . After graduating from Dodge City, I moved closer to my hometown. Hays, KS is where I currently reside while I finish my Bachelor’s of Science in Health Promotion/Exercise Therapy and Pre-Physician’s Assistant coursework. I will be applying to Wichita State University’s Physician’s Assistant program this fall.

Why did you come to Plainville?

I came to Plainville to learn from an incredible physician’s assistant, Emily Decker. I feel very blessed that not only do I get to be back in my hometown, but I also get to experience such a wonderful opportunity. Being from a rural community has always been a privilege, and I am honored to be able to intern here in Plainville.

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?

I hope to be an Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant once I complete my schooling. As an athlete, I sustained many injuries and feel that orthopedics is just a home away from home. I am extremely passionate about orthopedics and feel that it is my true calling. On the other hand, I really enjoy Family Medicine and could definitely see myself working in a rural community for a family practice.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?

Shadowing in Plainville has been nothing short of a privilege. I enjoy learning from all of the staff, and I enjoy their kindness and hospitality. I have experienced so much in a short amount of time, and I look forward to the remainder of the summer. This opportunity is one I will never forget!

What do you like to do outside of medicine?

I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and friends, watching sports, playing sports (especially basketball), and reading. I also am a huge health nut and love to work out!

What do you hope to learn during your rotation in Plainville?

While I intern in Plainville, I hope to gain more knowledge on a variety of areas within medicine. I also hope to improve the skills that I have obtained throughout my learning experiences thus far. This opportunity is such a blessing, and I cannot wait to grow as a pre-physician’s assistant student and as an all-around person!