Post Rock Welcomes Student Matthew Miller

February 23, 2018 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

Matthew is attending the University of Kansas Medical Center.  He is in his 3rd year of school and is completing his Family Medicine rotation.  Matthew is shadowing Dr. Jen Brull and Dr. Beth Oller.

Where are you from?
Matthew is from Norton, KS.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I chose to do a rural family medicine rotation in Plainville for a number of reasons. Firstly, I looked forward to participating in the comprehensive care that rural family doctors offer their patients. At larger institutions, this care is often broken up into a number of different practitioners, which can become very fragmented; I came to Plainville to participate in all aspects of patient care. Secondly, I’ve had a number of classmates who have also completed a rural rotation in Plainville. My friends have had nothing but wonderful, positive accolades regarding the doctors, facility, and overall patient care offered in Plainville. Thirdly, my grandmother lives in Hays, and I was excited to spend six weeks with her.

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
After medical school, I am hoping to complete a residency in plastic surgery. As these programs tend to be fairly competitive, I plan to go to whichever program will accept me, wherever it may be.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
For me, the doctors have been the best part. They’ve been exceptionally welcoming, engaging, pedagogic, and thoughtful. I couldn’t have asked for better educators.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
In my free time, I love to cook, run, travel and read non-medical books. Additionally, I was a French major in undergrad and relish any opportunity I have to practice my language skills.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
In Plainville, I hope to integrate what I have learned thus far in my medical education to comprehensively care for patients in a community-centered medical practice.