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Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:16

By Carolyn Lee

The Imperial Republican

 

As an Omaha native, Robert Szalewski wanted to get to know Western Nebraska. That’s why, when he was required to perform a three-week rotation through the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Rural Care Block, he chose Imperial.

The 25-year old will be working with Dr. Jon Richman for three weeks, getting hands-on experience as a physician.

Rob, as he prefers to be know as, has just finished his first year of medical school. He doesn’t yet know what type of practice he’ll choose. “I try to keep an open mind.”

In choosing Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) and Clinic for his rotation, Szalewski said “I’d traveled through Western Nebraska but hadn’t spent significant time there, so I wanted to see what it was like and experience it.”

During his rotation he hopes to learn as much as he can, “the lifestyle of the doctors and providers and how people live out here. I want to build better patient skills and improve the skills I need to take with me.”

Szalewski graduated from Millard West High School in 2005, and from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009 with a degree in biological sciences.

On July 28 he marries his fiance, Lindsey.

CCCH Administrator Lola Jones said Szalewski is one of several med students who will visit CCCH this year. In addition, a physician assistant student will visit from September-December, and a laboratory student will visit in June, all through the Medical Center.