Katie Gavinski, MD, MPH
C.H.I.P. Alumna 2009
University of Iowa
What impact has Milwaukee AHEC had in your life?
CHIP was my first experience with quality improvement, population health, and shared decision making - all of which have become instrumental in my career aspirations. Through CHIP, I spent the summer interviewing patients at Community Care, Inc. and determining their involvement in health care decisions. This experience with CHIP broadened my definition of healthcare and allowed me to see the many avenues there are to contribute to community health.
After this experience, I obtained a dual medical degree/masters of public health at the University of Iowa, working to ensure I had the skills to care for patients on the individual and population-based levels. I recently finished residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern in internal medicine and have aspirations to practice as a generalist, caring for both people and the communities in which they live.