Post Rock Family Medicine Welcomes Allison Coy and Eastin Casey this Summer

July 6, 2015 | Students | By: Naomi Wyatt | Tags: ,

Allison Coy and Eastin Casey

Allison Coy (left) and Eastin Casey (right) will be working with Dr. Brull and the Post Rock Family Medicine team as part of the Rural Primary Care Practice and Research Program, a summer elective for students between their first and second years of medical school at KU.

Allison Coy says…

Where are you from?
I am originally from Junction City, KS. I graduated from St. Xavier High School in Junction City and completed my undergraduate degree at K-State. I currently live in Kansas City and I am going to begin my second year of medical school at KU in August.

Why did you come to Plainville?
When I applied for the summer elective I said I would be willing to go anywhere in Kansas and I felt like I won the lottery when I was assigned to Plainville. I heard so many great things about Plainville from other medical students and professors at KU, so I was thrilled to get to come here this summer.

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
When I am out of school I hope to practice Family Medicine somewhere in Kansas. I really love Family Medicine because of the opportunity it provides for long-lasting, meaningful relationships with patients. I am drawn to the care of patients throughout their lives and the patient-centered approach that Family Med physicians have. Additionally, I intend to work as a primary care physician because of my interest in preventive medicine and health promotion.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
Everything! Dr. Brull is a great doctor (as many of her patients have told me), so being able to learn from her interactions with patients is an amazing opportunity. Also, Dr. Brull is an awesome teacher who takes time to explain things clearly and answer questions. Additionally, all of the other providers here have been very willing to share their time and knowledge with me and the hospital staff have been welcoming and helpful.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
Outside of medicine I enjoy reading, baking, and traveling. I also like being outdoors and exercising. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I hope that during my rotation in Plainville I will gain experience interacting with patients and improve my clinical skills. I also hope to learn about the scope of practice of Family Medicine in rural Kansas. Post Rock Family Medicine is a model for healthcare in Kansas and I am very excited for the opportunity to learn from Dr. Brull and be a part of the healthcare team here for the summer.

Eastin Casey says…

Where are you from?
I am originally from Natoma, KS where I graduated from Natoma High School.  I went on to complete my undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS.  I am now at the University of Kansas School of Medicine on the Wichita campus where I just finished my first year of medical school.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I came to Plainville because of the wonderful atmosphere and sense of community among the providers, nurses, staff, and patients.  Having grown up in the area, I had gotten the opportunity and privilege to spend some time shadowing in the clinic during college, where I had such a positive experience.  Therefore, I wanted to return to be able to apply and practice what I’ve learned during my first year of schooling and to continue to learn as much as I can.  Rooks county is blessed to have such a wonderful facility and personnel to take care of the county and surrounding area’s healthcare needs.  I greatly appreciate the welcoming hospitality everyone has shown me during my stay!

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
Although it is still early in my schooling, I am greatly interested in Family Medicine.  I like the idea of being able to take care of people at any age and getting to use such a diverse set of skills.  A day in family medicine is never boring; each patient encounter is different, unique, and teaches me something new.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
I am so greatly appreciative for everyone’s kindness and hospitality.  A huge thank you to Dr. Brull for allowing me to spend time with her, as well as all of the other providers, nurses, and staff.  The patients I’ve seen have also made my time here such a positive learning experience!  Their willingness and openness to allow me to learn cannot be compared!

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
Although school keeps me busy and offers me opportunities I wouldn’t otherwise have,  I still enjoy being able to spend time with my family the most.  Getting to be at home during harvest this summer has been fun!  My sisters and I enjoy any sport there is, and during the summer we enjoy spending time at the lake.  I also like to sing and have enjoyed being a part of “Doctor’s Notes”, an acapella singing group on campus.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I hope to learn more about everything while I’m here!!  Having only completed one year of medical school, I still have a lot to learn, but appreciate the opportunity to work on interacting with patients, practicing exam skills, and being able to participate in procedures.