My name is Brian Carlson and I graduate from Wayne State in 2018. So my degree from Wayne State College is in Chemistry Health Sciences. And I'm currently a fourth year medical student entering one of our advanced residency program trainings. So after graduating here and in the spring of 2018, I went and fulfilled my RHOP agreement and matriculated into the University of Nebraska Medical Center. And this year, my fourth year of medical school, I am lucky enough to get to start my residency to really take hold of this year and to take care of sick patients. And to basically have a deeper understanding of medicine as a whole, I think back often to sitting in the classroom with people like Dr. Doug Christianson, Dr. Sean Piercey, who taught rigorous courses that when I got to medical school. A year or two later, I felt like I was at a step above some of my medical school classmates, who went to bigger name more research focused institutions. I also think I was well prepared here just based on a number of opportunities I had on campus. One being a science tutor, I was able to help people struggling in courses. People that just wanted advice on going into medical school or going into another health profession school. I was able to kind of sit down and be able to share the knowledge I know and a lot of what healthcare is sitting down with your patients and sharing the knowledge you know.
If I was to give advice to someone who was thinking about taking a career in the medical field, practicing medicine, I would tell them take every opportunity you can to work with people, to further your studies, and to work with faculty staff on campus in a wide variety of areas. You'll get those people skills that that sometimes are hard to teach in medical school because there's so much scientific, and medical knowledge to learn when you're in medical school. So as I as I think of my future career, you know, 10 plus years down the road, I really feel like it's serving a small rural community. You know, even the size of Wayne with a critical access hospital. That's my dream, where I can practice full scope, Family Medicine. You know, deliver babies perform c-sections, take care of those babies, when they're infants and children. Take care of adults. Take care of mom and dad, grandpa and grandma is a truly brings me joy, to see someone who's ill-- to hold their hand. And then because of things I had learned and recommended the right treatment plan, and to see them come out of that and to be healthy or to take charge of their own health, and to feel like they're on a path where they can enjoy the things that they want to enjoy life as well.