Post Rock Welcomes Katelyn Schumacher!

January 8, 2021 | Students | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

My name is Katelyn Schumacher, I am a third year medical student from the University of Kansas School
of Medicine in Wichita. I am working with Dr. Brull, Dr. Maciaszek and Dr. Beth Oller.

Where are you from?
Hays, Kansas.

Why did you come to Plainville?
The primary reason I chose to complete this clerkship in Plainville was to experience providing healthcare in a rural setting. Along with this, it provides the opportunity to serve the community so near to my hometown.

What do you hope to be when you are out of school?
Following graduation from medical school, I would like to work with underserved communities in a role that provides continuity of care. I truly enjoy getting to know patients and hearing their stories to find ways to best serve them in the healthcare setting. I also have a passion for public health and developing community programs to ensure access to quality care in communities.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I like to spend my free time hiking and exploring the outdoors as much as possible! I also enjoy cooking, running, and quality time with friends and family.

What do you hope to learn from your rotation in Plainville?
I truly look forward to the experience rotating in Plainville will provide, as I have not had the chance to work in a rural setting in medical school so far. It will be very interesting to learn what healthcare looks like in a smaller community where the physician must be prepared for a wide array of medical issues.