Post Rock hosts Aaron Pfeifer

November 11, 2014 | News, Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

WP_20141105_006Aaron Pfeifer will be working with Dr. Brull and the Post Rock medical team until 11/21.  A native of Hays, Aaron joins us from the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita.

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Hays, KS, where I graduated from Thomas More Prep-Marian high school and went on to complete my undergraduate studies at Fort Hays State University. From there I moved to Kansas City to complete my first two years of medical school and then moved to Wichita, KS to finish my last two years of schooling. I am currently living in Wichita, KS, where I am completing my last year of medical school.

Why did you come to Plainville?

I came to Plainville to learn from a great group of physicians and to learn what it is like to practice rural medicine. I have heard from classmates what a great experience they had working with Dr. Brull and her colleagues, making it the perfect opportunity to learn about rural medicine.

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

I am currently in the middle of interviewing for residency programs in Emergency Medicine. I chose a career in Emergency Medicine because of my interest in the care of acutely sick patients and the ability to care for any and all emergencies that present. I also enjoy the hands on approach, diverse patient population, and vast array of disease processes that present in the emergency department.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?

What stands out to me the most is how friendly and welcoming everyone is at Post Rock Family Medicine. Not only are the staff extremely helpful, but all the patients have been extremely open to allowing me to learn from their medical conditions. It is hard not to appreciate the unique relationship that the physicians are able to form with their patients in a smaller community setting.

Why do you like to do outside of medicine?

My hobbies include anything that involves being outside or sports. I thoroughly enjoyed cheering on the Kansas City Royals through their first “Blue October” in more than two decades. I also enjoy hunting, camping, and fishing. But most importantly, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends when I am not busy with school or work.

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

During my rotation in Plainville I hope to learn the management of patients seen in the clinic, acute care clinic, emergency department, and on the floor. I hope this month provides the opportunity to continue learning how to integrate everything that I have learned over the past four years into accurate diagnoses and management plans. Additionally I hope to learn how to efficiently communicate that plan to fellow practitioners and patients.