Bio: Bautch, Samariah - Earns MD Begins Residency (2020)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Bautch, Proffitt, Stanley

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/06/2020

Neillsville Native Earns MD Begins Residency (Bautch – July 2020)

Samariah Bautch will begin her medical residency in July. She was matched for general surgery at HCA Healthcare in Kansas City, MO. Bautch is a 2010 Neillsville High School graduate. Submitted Photo

By Valorie Brecht

Neillsville native Samariah Bautch will soon take the next step in her medical career. She has completed her medical doctor degree and will start her residency in July.

“I’m looking forward to being able to work with patients in a new role as doctor,” said Bautch.

She will work at HCA Healthcare in Kansas City, MO. Her residency will last five years, after which she will be able to establish her own practice, or she could complete a fellowship to specialize in a certain area.

Bautch’s career journey began back in high school.

“I’ve always had a fascination with anatomy, gut to be honest it was my high school science teacher Mrs. [Randi] Stanley who introduced me to biology and anatomy and encouraged me to look at the medical profession as a career,” said Bautch.

In 2010, Bautch graduated from Neillsville High School. She attended California State University, Fresno for her bachelor’s degree. After completing her bachelor’s, she attended the Ross University School of Medicine, which has its main campus in Bridgetown, Barbados. Bautch studied and lived on the Island of Dominica, which is southeast of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea. She received her MD in November 2019 and afterward received her placement in general surgery at HCA Healthcare.

When Bautch began her schooling, she wasn’t sure what area of medicine she wanted to study, but that became increasingly clear.

“When I had my rotation in surgery, I loved the ability to work with my hands and to help patients in that regard,” said Bautch. “Along my time in medical school, I narrowed my focus to surgery.”

Bautch already had quite a bit of experience in the medical field. Previously, she worked as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Marshfield Medical Center-Neillsville. She continued working as a CNA all throughout her undergraduate program and also did homecare.

“Now, I’m excited to have a greater impact and greater role in patient care. I am looking forward to being able to ease people’s pain.”

Bautch is the daughter of Wendy Proffitt of Neillsville and Charles Bautch of St. Paul, MN. Both are also Neillsville graduates.



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