Post Grad Trainee 3
For Kelsey Schmidt family medicine is about two things: care and the community. A native Wisconsinite, Kelsey earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary; in medical school, she travelled to Nepal to work as a Quality Improvement facilitator. These experiences led Kelsey to see the parallels between the community approaches to health in rural Wisconsin and communities thousands of miles from home. She took the lessons learned in Nepal back to the Monroe Clinic where she worked to improve the Community Care program. She also assisted with health literacy projects and volunteered with homeless families through the Road Home and Family Promise organizations. In the clinic, Kelsey delights in being able to hear her patients’ stories and learn from their life lessons as she gets to know and provide care for many generations of the same family. Kelsey enjoys running, cooking, and traveling, and she remains connected to her Wisconsin heritage by catching a Badger basketball game and spending time on her husband’s farm near Monroe, WI.