Residents Haley Olsen, DO Hello! I am Haley Olsen. I grew up about an hour east of Springfield in a tiny town of around 600 people. I played softball and basketball, worked for a catering company, entered art contests, and was big in FFA all through high school. I grew up showing quarter horses and dancing as well. I attended Drury University for three years in college where I got my degree in biochemistry, volunteered in Cox North’s ER, and was the university’s sports photographer and a campus tour guide. My fourth year overlapped my first year of medical school in Kansas City.During medical school, I discovered that Family Medicine is one of my several passions – it is so well-rounded, patient-oriented, and the possibilities for growth and learning are endless! I can advocate for my patients, healthcare policy, women’s health, and so much more. I also love the application in international medicine. During my last year and a half of medical school, I have been able to serve patients in Guatemala (twice!) and in Kenya.When looking for a residency, I wanted a program that could fulfill my broad-scope and in-depth training desires – international care, obstetrics, hospital medicine, osteopathic manipulation, procedures (honestly everything) – and would really value its residents and their individual strengths and wellness. I am thrilled and humbled to be back in Springfield for my residency – I will be working in the same hospital where I was born! Life is wild sometimes.In my free time, I will almost 100% of the time be with my pup, Ellie Mae (Eleanor), who I got during my first year of medical school. We love to hike and camp, run, bike, swim, and hammock. She’s my exploring adventure pal! I also enjoy cooking and baking, photography, drawing and painting, and plants. I find myself acquiring new hobbies as I go and look forward to expanding my experiences in Springfield. I am even more excited to grow professionally as a family physician with CoxHealth FMR.