Michael Engelken

Career Story: 

Initial practice site was a National Health Service Corp site in rural Northwest Missouri (town of about a 1000) there for 7 yrs.Then helped start a new Family Medicine Program in Topeka, KS with a curriculum design for rural family medicine. Program closed after about 9 yrs when one of supporting hospitals pulled out.Kids in school, stayed on in private practice here till 2008 in 2 doc practice when became Hospitalist anticipating moving . . . till Monica took the Dean job at Washburn Univ. Not sure what is next. Enjoying having job flexibility and being a Hospitalist is a good interval challenge.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Keeping our family together

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Fellowship completion, UNC

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

Soccer days mostly over. Still run and canoe and boating

Favorite Memory from Residency: 

The dinners we residents had at each other's house on a rotating basis. Good food and best of friends. Those Christian Wings trips to Mexico were pretty amazing too. And the retreat at Rocky Point, Mexico.

Personal Story: 

Married to Monica Scheibmeir who is Dean of the School of Nursing at Washburn Univ. here in Topeka. My oldest, Ben and his wife Mandy, are expecting in 2 months. He graduated from Kansas U. and works as an "energy trader" for Westar Energy.Claire graduated from Univ of Arizona this past spring with a degree in Journalism, moving to S. Korea next month for a year, teaching English.Eric is going to Graceland Univ and he is 20. School is another opportunity to play soccer. Great kids, all 3.