Post Rock Welcomes Jenny Maciaszek

June 25, 2012 | News, Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , ,

Post Rock Family Medicine is happy to welcome Jenny Maciaszek for a 6 week rotation.  Jenny will be with Dr. Brull in clinic until July 20. We recently asked Jenny to share a bit with the Post Rock community…

Where are you from?

I grew up in Russell, just down the road. Growing up I spent a lot of time in Plainville because my grandparents, Joe and Rita Malin, lived on a farm just south of town. Today, my husband and I live in Lawrence, KS.

Why did you come to Plainville?

For many years, my grandma has been telling me I should meet the wonderful providers at Post Rock Family Medicine. Before starting medical school at KUMC, I was lucky to meet Dr. Jen Brull and spend a day shadowing her in the clinic. She told me about the opportunity to spend the summer here and I couldn’t wait to sign up. Dr. Brull is not only an innovative and dedicated physician but a kind and patient teacher. I could not have found a more perfect mentor to guide me through my early years of training.

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

When I decided to go to medical school, I did so because I wanted a career where I could build long-lasting relationships with people and serve my community. I thought family medicine would be a good fit for me. During my first year of school, I learned about all of the different specialties and the variety of patients I could work with. Everything interested me! This is how I know family medicine is still the right road for me. With family medicine, I can work with all types of patients and I’m not limited to a single type of medicine.

What do you like about spending a rotation in Plainville?

The people! From the moment I started, everyone has gone out of their way to make me feel welcome. The providers, hospital staff and patients have all taught me so much already. This community is truly welcoming and I couldn’t think of a better place to spend my summer. I also feel very fortunate to be able to spend six weeks with my grandma at her home here in Plainville.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?

I enjoy spending my free time with my husband, Nick, and our two cats, Pecos Bill and Pearl. I also enjoy gardening, reading science fiction, playing music and hanging out with my niece and nephew. Those two can keep me entertained for hours!

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

I hope to soak up as much as possible about how to best care for patients in an outpatient, acute and emergency setting. The wonderful thing about working in Plainville is I have the opportunity to do all three in a state-of-the-art facility with an amazing team of care providers.