Hometown: Burton, Texas
Bio: My name is Kallie Kram, and I am from the small rural community of Burton, Texas. There my family has owned and operated a farm and ranch for seven generations. I grew up in the livestock industry and spent my time raising and showing cattle. My strong agricultural roots led me to Texas A&M University, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences. (Gig ’em Aggies!) While at Texas A&M, I discovered my two greatest passions: serving others and constant learning. I chose to pursue medicine because it perfectly intertwines my heart for service with my love of learning. I attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During a summer preceptorship program, I realized the countless possibilities of a family physician. I appreciate the ability to care for an entire family unit while developing genuine, longitudinal relationships with my patients. I find it extremely rewarding to be able to care for an elderly patient’s chronic conditions, the mental health of a young adult, and a child’s arm laceration all in the same morning. For these reasons, I plan to practice full-scope family medicine in a rural underserved community.
I chose Memorial because of the phenomenal full-scope training provided while being surrounded by truly outstanding people. I first discovered the program at the AAFP National Conference while looking for rural training opportunities. When visiting the program’s booth, I was blown away by the caliber of residents and faculty I interacted with, and this impression continued throughout my interview day. I was overjoyed to have been matched to Memorial and am immensely thankful to continue my training here.
Clinical interests: Rural Medicine, Outpatient Procedures, Women’s Health, Care of a Family Unit
Hobbies: Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Kasey, our toddler, Liam, and our very spoiled dog, Maddie. We use our free time to travel, watch Aggie Football, try new recipes and play (much too competitive) board games.
Favorite quotes: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene
Favorite thing to do/place to go in South Bend/Mishawaka: South Bend Farmer’s Market, Ironhand Vineyard, Howard Park, Mimmo’s Pizza