Post Rock Welcomes Emily Pfeifer

August 31, 2018 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

Emily is attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  She is in her 4th year of school and is completing her rural rotation.  Emily is shadowing Dr. Lynn Fisher.

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Hays, KS! Many of my family members still live in the Hays area and I love coming back to visit. I graduated from Hays High School in 2011. I then moved to Lawrence, KS to attend the University of Kansas and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology. Following graduation, I moved to Kansas City and started medical school at KUMC. Rock Chalk!

Why did you come to Plainville?
There are many reasons I chose to come to Plainville for my rural rotation. I was hoping to work with a rural family physician that also practiced obstetrics in order to learn about the resources available for moms and babies in this setting. I had heard of the wonderful reputation of Post Rock Family Medicine from both student predecessors and family members in the area. I also get to stay with my mom in Hays for the month!

What do you hope to be when you’re out of school? Why?
I hope to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology following graduation from KU Med in May. I have a passion for women’s health and love the variety that Ob/Gyn offers. I enjoy working on the labor and delivery floor as well as assisting with procedures in the operating room. I love the hands-on nature of this specialty and look forward to caring for women in the future!

What do you like about shadowing in Plainville?
All of the staff members and providers have been extremely welcoming! Dr. Fisher allowed me to implement my interview, exam, and assessment skills right from the start and he has been a wonderful teacher. Every day I learn something new from Dr. Fisher and his patients, and I really enjoy the variety of skills that get put to use in this practice. It has also been interesting to learn more about the business side of being in private practice, which I have had very little exposure to until now.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I enjoy practicing yoga, playing basketball, gardening, and baking in my free time. My specialties in the kitchen are raspberry thumbprint cookies, pumpkin apple muffins, and lemon tarts. I also have a passion for traveling the world. In 2015 I traveled to Europe with my best friend, Christina, and we backpacked around nine different countries. I made some amazing friends along the way and experienced a variety of cultures different from my own.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I hope to learn more about the resources available to physicians and their patients in the Rooks Co. area and surrounding counties, and I hope to develop more autonomy in handling both common and serious health conditions in a rural setting.