Dr. Muna Ashraf is spending a month in Winner as part of her family practice residency.
She started work at Winner Regional Clinic April 6 and will leave May 1. She will return to Sioux Falls where she has two months left on her residency.
In September, she will start work for McGreevy Clinic in Sioux Falls.
The doctor graduated from the University of South Dakota Medical School in 2012 then went into a family practice residency program at Center for Family Medicine in Sioux Falls.
This is not her first visit to Winner, as a sophomore in medical school, Ashraf spent a month working with doctors at Winner Regional Clinic.
In Winner, she has been seeing patients at the clinic and being on call in the emergency room at the hospital.
“In a small community, I enjoy the variety of being able to do emergency medicine plus also work in the clinic. I enjoy the warmth of people in a small community. They are very kind,” she said.
Ashraf has a degree in computer science graduating from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, graduating in 2000. For five years she worked in the computer field at Citi Bank and Sencore. For these firms she did a lot of programming.
Ashraf is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls and always had an interest in science. While working with computers, the doctor found she missed working with people.
For three years, she worked with people with disabilities at Lifescape and also took pre-med classes.
“I enjoy interacting with patients and I have a passion for medicine,” she explained.