Adalayna Hufendiek, GEMs Deputy Editor

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What does Adalayna do for FPIN?

In my current role, I serve as the deputy editor for the GEMs writing project. I manage and edit several programs on my own and am always available to help out the organization in any way that I can. I first began at FPIN in the summer of 2019, just before starting college. When I graduated college, I returned to FPIN as initially a copy editor and then trained to be a deputy editor. I enjoy the rigor and flexibility of the position and love keeping up to date with evidence-based medicine. My experience at FPIN has strengthened my critical thinking ability, task management, and strategic planning.


I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May of 2023 with a degree in Health Science and a minor in Wellness. I also was a student-athlete on the gymnastics team throughout that time. I attribute my passion for medicine to the deep understanding and experience I had throughout my career, especially in dealing with multiple injuries. I took on numerous opportunities to explore the field of medicine and became passionate about it throughout my education. Because of my previous experiences, I am pursuing medical school and I'm looking forward to applying this year.


I love taking my corgi, Buckle on walks and to the dog park. I also love listening to any health and wellness podcasts, Real Pod is my absolute favorite.

Unique Skills

I am a masterful planner and organizer. Itineraries, agendas, and planners are my love language. In my next life, I would love to be a professional party planner.

Fun Facts

As a child, I was an aspiring boxer. My dad and I would practice on the punching bag every week. I still think my dad was living vicariously through me. Every Friday night we would watch Friday Night Fights on HBO to get inspiration for my new moves. Also, I married my high school sweetheart this past June.

What do you love most about FPIN?

I love serving this organization knowing that I help others have an impact in practice changing medicine. I also deeply appreciate that FPIN is constantly pushing the boundaries always striving to help family medicine residents, fellows, physicians, and residency programs improve. FPIN genuinely cares about every member who is a part of this organization. It truly does feel like family. I feel so fortunate to have been a part of this organization.

Favorite Netflix series or movie and why?

My favorite movie is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. I could watch this movie every single day and never get tired of it. One of my favorite scenes is the Diet Coke fiasco at the basketball game, if you know you know. I have always been a sucker for romantic comedies and this movie is no exception.