Life as a family medicine resident: Mankato

♪ [music] ♪ – [Scott] It’s a smaller community here, but yet, we have the resources of the University
of Minnesotta and the resources of  Mayo Clinic Health System. They expect world class
treatment and I feel like we all expect to give world class treatment. ♪ [music] ♪ – Mankato’s the right place for me, I think, uh because it has a rural focus everybody
is very supportive of myself and of my family. You are able to, uh, make the curriculum of
it what you want. So, if you have specific goals, you are able to attain those here.
I’m really interested in Geriatrics. One of the things that the program’s allowing me
to do here is create an elective that would help me kind of tease that out. ♪ [music] ♪ – So, the hospital is a regional medical center, and, uh, so not only do we see things
from Mankato, but we will also get the higher accuity patients from the surrounding areas.
The more patients you get to see, the higher the accuity, the better trained you’ll be.
Our specialtys are world class trained and they are eager to teach. And, fortunately
for us, you know we are the only residency program at the hospital, and so, we’re the
ones they get to teach. And so, we get to benefit from all that knowledge and all that
experience from… from Rochester that we have here in Mankato. ♪ [music] ♪ – As far as my future practice, I kind of see myself as more clinical based, so.. so
I really enjoy being in the clinic. So the program is dually accredited. Being a D.O.,
I have opportunities to learn more osteopathic manipulative medicine and also to kind of
enhance the treatments I already know. –  So Scott, on a typical day in his clinic,
will see um… an O.B. patient, will do ah… chronic disease management and also incorporate
osteopathic manipulation into his day. And it’s that ability to use both traditional
medical training as well as the osteopathic training that Scott gets at this facility
that we’re able to help build on. –  Our patient population is kind of a mixed bag. From those patient populations, we’ll
have common problems, and then we’ll also have some kind of exotic things, like, I had
a patient that thought they had rheumatic fever, as an immigrant from Somalia. That’s
not something I typically see, you know, so I kinda had to ask for my faculty’s help there,
you know, what do I test? Through those different patient populations you get a pretty wide
exposure uh… to different uh… health concerns. Obviously, the reason we are here is to become
competent physicians. But, I feel like, on an equal level to that, an importance that
we become successful people. And that we are able to, you know, be happy with our life
and be happy with our work, and be able to, you know, maintain the things that are important
to us. I think it’s a great uh, place to practice. ♪ [music] ♪

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