Jessica Parrish on a Rural Rotation in Stockton and Plainville

June 27, 2013 | Alerts, News, Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , ,

20130624_174634Jessica Parrish is a Medical Student joining us from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  She began shadowing Dr. Beth Loney in early June and will be with continue to learn from Dr. Loney and Dr. Brull until July 19.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Hays, Ks and then completed my undergraduate degree at Kansas State University. Go Cats! I now attend the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Why did you come to Plainville?

Officially, I am here for a Summer Rural Research and Clinical Elective. During my first year at KU Med I was elected Co-President of the Rural Medicine Interest group, and after graduation I plan on practicing in a rural community. I chose to come to Plainville specifically because it is very close to home and I am able to see most of my family every day for 6 weeks. I’m excited to attend T-ball and baseball games all summer long!

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

Upon graduation from Medical School and Residency, I hope to practice in a rural town somewhere in Kansas. Right now, my sights are set on Family Medicine or General Internal Medicine. I want to be in a field that allows me to get to know my patients on a first name basis and permits me to spend quality time with them.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?

So far, I love everything about it! Every person I have worked with has gone above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and to give me the best experience I can have. The doctors and nurses here are amazing and are so knowledgeable about every patient that walks in the door. I respect providers who know their patients without looking at his/her chart and that is the feeling I get when I work with the Post Rock staff.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?

I love spending as much time with family and friends as possible. I have a 4 legged furry daughter who is more person than dog. When the weather is nice, I love to be outside playing catch, shooting hoops, or sitting around a bonfire listening to country music.

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

I hope to gain confidence in my clinical skills and in my ability to diagnose patients. I would also like to become more comfortable in my ability to council and educate patients and families.