Post Rock Welcomes Elizabeth Matile

February 15, 2012 | News, Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , ,

Post Rock is happy to have Elizabeth Matile with us this month.  Elizabeth is here with us for her second stint at the Rooks County Health Center.  She has spent her time here working in both Docs Without Delay and Dr. Brull’s clinic.  We took the time to sit down with Elizabeth and ask her a couple of questions:

Where are you from?

I’m from Southern Johnson County, a town called Bucyrus. Now, I live in Kansas City, KS while I am going to the University of Kansas Medical School.

Why did you come to Plainville?

Plainville has an incredible reputation at my medical school. Plainville is known for its extensive educational experience and being a very supportive community. I actually am returning for my second stay at Plainville working with Dr. Brull because I had such a positive experience the first time.

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

I am applying for pediatric residency positions now.  I chose pediatrics because there is such an opportunity for teaching the patient about healthy choices. My goal is to work with my future patients to educate them on high risk behaviors and habits to prevent the chronic diseases of adulthood.

What do you like about spending a rotation in Plainville?

I just love Plainville. I love the people. Dr. Brull has been so supportive of me. She not only takes time to discuss decisions with patient care, but I appreciate her insight into my career and my professional development. Everyone I have encountered, (nurses, administrative staff, patients, EVERYONE!) continues to encourage me by showing interest in my education.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?

I’m a huge foodie. I love trying new restaurants and recipes. Also, I am getting married in May, so most of free time goes to wedding planning.

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

The environment that surrounds a patient affects their health. Being in an environment like Plainville that has much greater social support  than Kansas City, I would like to better understand how this affects the patient’s health and affects the services provided.