Kate Buhrke is a third year medical student at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL and went to Texas A&M University for her Bachelor's degree in biology. She worked for nearly four years at the University of Utah doing gut microbiome and cancer research. She aspires to be an orthopaedic surgeon one day and does research with the orthopaedic group at St. Alphonsus. Outside of medicine, she enjoys rock climbing, paddle boarding, and doing yoga.