Post Rock Family Medicine Welcomes Rohini Chakravarthy

April 18, 2017 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Rohini Chakravarthy, I am a fourth-year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  I am completing my rural Rotation with Dr. Lynn Fisher and Dr. Jen Brull.

Where are you from?
I grew up in Overland Park, which is a suburb of Kansas City.

Why did you come to Plainville?
Plainville has always had a great reputation at KU.  It has been known to provide students with excellent hands on experience and has such wonderful faculty and staff.  I had also never done a rotation in a rural area, so I wanted the true rural experience.

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
I recently learned that I will be moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in June to pursue my residency training in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin!  While I generally enjoyed most of my rotations in medical school, I decided to pursue pediatrics because the rotation was just fun and didn’t feel like work!  I felt like this was the specialty where I could best combine my love for science and medicine with my desire to educate my patients so they may make healthy decisions for their future.  Furthermore, I feel that pediatrics takes medicine back to its fundamentals of taking a great history and doing a thorough physical exam.  We are much more conscious about ordering a battery of lab tests and images and really rely on listening to our patients and treating them as an individual.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
The best part about rotating in Plainville is that the physicians really allow me to take ownership of my patients.  They push me to make decisions about patient care and back them up with supporting evidence and guidelines.  This is great preparation for when I am a resident in a few short months.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I love to travel any chance I get, both locally and internationally!  I also really enjoy drawing, painting, cooking, and refinishing furniture.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I hope to learn how a health center in a rural setting functions and how the resources available affect patient care.   I would also like learn to become confident with my decisions in patient care in preparation for residency.