Evelyn Frances Patrick

Hometown/State-Country:  Bowman, SC

Undergraduate School:  Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Medical School:  Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus, Spartanburg, SC

Goals:  My goal is to enter a residency program in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology where I may develop the skills necessary to provide care and promote women’s wellness. I aspire to work in a rural community environment and continue participating in medical missions internationally as well as locally where there is a need for better access to healthcare.

Why Harnett Health?:  The opportunity to participate in the Traditional Rotating Internship (TRI) program at Harnett Health is one that will benefit my education greatly while also giving me the ability to give back to the communities in Harnett County. Having grown up in a rural area similar to Dunn and the surrounding communities, I have an understanding of the importance of knowing not only about your patient, but also their families, lifestyles, and the resources that may or may not be available to them. I believe the ability to consider all of these things while developing a plan of care with your patient is of utmost importance to successful treatment. I am also drawn to this program because this is the inaugural year. This has allowed my fellow residents and myself to be an integral part of its development and its certain success. I understand the value and positive impact that becoming an educational institution can make on a rural community as I have experienced this first hand in my own hometown. The residents and students have a more active role in patient care, the teaching physicians are constantly challenged to remain up to date with the latest developments, and the patients have the benefit of having multiple physicians discussing and evaluating the details of their condition. I am excited to have such a fundamental role during this monumental time as Campbell University and Harnett Health Systems join to provide a service that is much needed in Harnett County.