We hope to help students foster the ever-stronger conviction that they are meant to work at a particular mission throughout their life. We want to see them cultivate a sense of the “grace” required for their particular area in health care.
“Medicine is a vocation in which a doctor’s knowledge, clinical skills, and judgement are put in the service of protecting and restoring human well-being. This purpose is realized through a partnership between patient and doctor, one based on mutual respect, individual responsibility, and appropriate accountability.”
We believe that any high calling requires an intentional preparation that includes clinical exploration, community service, and vocational discernment. Throughout their studies at SPU, our Pre-Professional Health Sciences students spend time writing and reflecting on their experiences working in the clinic and serving the disadvantaged. In this process, our students endeavor to determine their revealed “calling” through careful discernment and decision-making until they are confident and committed to their own destiny in health care.