Students interviewed Kate Fradeneck, DO, for our next Resident Council Spotlight interview to learn more about her residency program, what being a part of ACOFP means to her and what advice she has for students.
The Student Association of the ACOFP continues to partner with the Resident Council on personal interviews. We are excited about the insights and perspectives our residents provide students in planning for residency and engaging in volunteer opportunities within ACOFP.
This month, students interviewed Kate Fradeneck, DO, to learn more about her residency program, what being a part of ACOFP means to her and what advice she has for students.
Meet Kate Fradeneck, DO
Kate Fradeneck, DO, PGY-2 Jefferson Health Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Why did you choose this residency program?
I chose my residency program for the well-rounded training they provide, as well as the support I felt immediately on meeting the faculty and other residents. It truly is an environment that allows for optimal professional and personal growth, and I can rely on my colleagues to advocate for each other.
Why did you choose family medicine?
I chose family medicine because I love all aspects of medicine, but particularly the continuity of care and preventative medicine. I feel we are an essential resource in a patient’s life to provide them with patient care to ensure a healthy, happy and long life.
Why did you volunteer to join the Resident Council?
I volunteered as part of the Resident Council for an opportunity to advocate for the family medicine residents across the country. It is a great environment to network with family medicine residents from all over and to collaborate and build up our profession.
What is your one word of advice to students?
My one word of advice for students is to keep an open mind during your training and to not be afraid to advocate for yourself and your passions in medicine. Learn something every day from your training—whether it be professionally or personally. When looking at residency programs, decide what is most important to you and pick a program where you feel you will be most supported and comfortable to grow as a physician.
ACOFP is a community of current and future family physicians that champions osteopathic principles and supports its members by providing resources such as education, networking and advocacy, while putting patients first.
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