Post Rock Family Medicine Welcomes New Students Isaac and Andrew Talbert

January 9, 2018 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

Isaac and Andrew Talbert are identical twin brothers (you are not seeing double) and are both attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City.  They are both in their 4th year of school and are completing their Family Medicine rotation.  Andrew (left side of photo) will be shadowing Dr. Jen Brull and Isaac (right side of photo) will be shadowing Dr. Lynn Fisher.

Where are you from?
Their family currently lives in Olathe Kansas, but the twins grew up in Lyons, KS and Nepal.

Why did you come to Plainville?
Isaac: 
I originally heard about the Plainville hospital from my grandparents who live in Stockton. I was looking for a location to do my family rotation that would provide a hands-on experience. I heard great things about the hospital in Plainville from both my grandparents and students. It was the perfect opportunity for a good family medicine experience and to see my family.

Andrew:
My grandparents live in Stockton and I thought living with them for a month before going off to residency would be fun. Plainville is a popular location with student at KU Med because of the hands-on learning and broad scope of education.

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
Isaac: 
I will be going to Sacramento California for an intern year in surgery. I enjoy being in the OR and want to be in a field where I am working with my hands.

Andrew:
I am going into an Emergency Medicine residency at Saint Louis University Hospital next year and after that will be serving in the Air Force as a flight doctor.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
Isaac: 
The environment is great, everyone is friendly and there is a great sense of community and teamwork. I have also enjoyed exposure to the administrative side of healthcare and appreciate seeing the political activism show by faculty here.

Andrew:
The hospital is a great environment to work in, educational staff, and a friendly community.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
Isaac: 
In my spare time I like to play sports, especially basketball and Frisbee. I also enjoy woodworking, throwing ceramics, and repairing electronics

Andrew:
Outside of medicine I enjoy playing basketball, Frisbee, and unicycling. Other hobbies I have are ceramics, glass blowing, and wood working.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
Isaac: 
While in Plainville I hope to absorb as much knowledge and clinical skill as possible in order to be a well rounded doctor that handle can medical problems in any location or situation.

Andrew:
I am looking forward to learning clinical skills that will carry over into my career. I also hope to learn more about administration in healthcare, which is a specific interest of mine.