Post Rock Family Medicine Welcomes Dylan Schumacher

June 20, 2017 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Dylan Schumacher.  I am currently a 2nd year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City.  I am in Plainville as part of a summer rural research program for a total of 6 weeks.  I selected Dr. Fisher to be my mentor for the research program.

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Hays, Kansas.

Why did you come to Plainville?
I decided to come to Plainville for many reasons.  I had previously shadowed Dr. Fisher and developed a good relationship with him.  I am able to apply my skills learned during medical school in a stress free environment here at Plainville.  I also enjoy spending my time in this part of Kansas, because I expect to move back around here in the future.

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
I am still undecided as to what I want to specialize in.  I think these next 6 weeks could help me determine what I would want to do in the future.  I know that I want to practice here in Western Kansas.

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
When I shadow in Plainville, I feel that I am learning things that cannot be taught to you in Kansas City.  All of the physicians here are great mentors and will answer any question of mine thoroughly.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I love to spend time with my family especially my nieces and nephews that live in Hays.  I am a sports fanatic and will watch about anything that involves athletics.  I enjoy spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, climbing, and snowboarding.  I am into watching many different television shows on Netflix and HBO.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I hope to use this experience to solidify what I have already learned in medical school.  I will use this rotation to determine if family medicine is something that I would want to go into.  I want to learn from Dr. Fisher how to communicate with patients in a way that makes them feel comfortable.  I hope to perform and sit in on some procedures.  Overall, I think this rotation is the best thing I could have done this summer.   No one else is able to participate in this many quality hours of shadowing.