Serving Christ during medical school is not easily accomplished alone. During medical school,being involved in a Christ-centered, medically oriented community has helped me to maintain a Christian focus. Oak Lawn Christian Community has been my church home for almost three years, since its inception. Because other members of my church community are also involved in the medical field, I have had godly mentors and examples placed before me.
“He took away my manhood,” spilled out this sixty-year old man just before breaking into tears on his first visit to our office, as he shared with us his story of an unsuccessful surgery, now almost 15 years ago. Squeezed into the final walk-in slot of the day, I recognized this would be a challenging visit as soon as the excellent physician-assistant student working with me popped out of the room after spending only five minutes with the gentleman, to suggest that I join them from the start since it might be too complicated a story to tell twice.