Post Rock welcomes Aaron Nilhas

November 3, 2011 | News, Students | By: Jennifer Brull | Tags: ,

PRFM is excited to have Aaron Nilhas, a fourth year medical student, working with us this month.  You might remember him from a couple of years ago when he joined us for a summer.  We asked him a few questions this week so you could get to know him better.

Where are you from?
I grew up on a farm near WaKeeney, but I am currently living in Wichita while I attend school.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I worked with Dr. Sanchez in the summer between my first and second years of medical school.  It was such a great experience that I knew I would come back for my rural rotation in my fourth year.  Dr. Sanchez is not just a great teacher; he is also a great role model because he truly cares for each of his patients as individuals.  In addition, the other physicians and medical staff at Post Rock are second to none.  I enjoy working with them every day.

What do you hope to be when you grow up?  Why?
I am currently in the process of applying for a general surgery residency.  I chose the specialty because I enjoy the hands-on procedures and satisfaction that comes with surgically correcting disease.  One of my favorite subjects in medical school has been anatomy, and surgery will allow me to use that knowledge on a daily basis.

What do you like about spending a rotation in Plainville?
I really enjoy the people in Plainville.  It has been a lot of fun interacting with and caring for the patients that visit the clinic.  Many have shown interest in my education and experience, which makes me feel truly welcome in the community.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I am a big sports fan, particularly football and basketball, and I will root for the Kansas Jayhawks every time.  I also enjoy hunting and fishing whenever I get the opportunity.  My wife and I also enjoy traveling together, and we look forward to doing more of that in the future.

What do you hope to learn on your rotation in Plainville besides medicine?
Post Rock Family Medicine is a well functioning medical facility, and I hope to better understand how it is run efficiently.  I would like to incorporate many of the aspects of the clinic into my future practice so that I can best serve my patients in the future.