Summer CHI students announced…

We are excited to announce four pre-medical students who will join us in Nashville this summer for a community health immersion experience – CHI (click and scroll down to watch the CHI video).  They will live in and serve a local refugee community along with shadow providers at Siloam and reflect on God’s call to them to pursue a career in medicine.  Read their profiles below.  Sign-up with your e-mail address to receive automatic blog updates about their immersion – right to your inbox.  Consider financially supporting this ministry as we plant seeds to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care.

Name:  Madison BrownMadison Brown - CHI 2013 participant

Age: 21

Hometown:  Nottingham, PA

Undergraduate School:  Rising senior at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA.

Vocational Aspiration:  Madison is a Biology major concentrating in pre-medicine with a minor in cognitive neuroscience and plans to become a family doctor.  She fell in love with medicine through an internship with her family doctor where she observed firsthand special doctor-patient relationships that were built on honesty.   When facing fears, Madison states, “Trust in God, and fear nothing.” This allows her to refocus and know that God is always with her as comforter, provider, and giver of strength.

Caleb Huber - CHI 2013 participant

Name:  Caleb Huber

Age: 22

Hometown:  Indianapolis, IN

Undergraduate School:  Graduating in May 2013 from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Vocational Aspiration:  Caleb will attend Indiana University School of Medicine this fall. He reports that his earlier experience as a volunteer at Siloam during his undergraduate training was full of blessings and encouragement. He shares a life-changing family value that has prepared him for discipleship, “Jesus Christ died for me even though He knew that I would sometimes fail Him.” It is through this lens he hopes to care for patients by offering powerfully encouraging words in the most vulnerable of situations.

Name:  Claire JohnsonClaire Johnson - CHI 2013 participant

Age: 20

Hometown:  Eaton Rapids, MI

Undergraduate School:  Rising senior at Hope College in Holland, MI.

Vocational Aspiration:  Claire is pursuing dual studies as an English major and a pre-medical student. Following graduation, she plans to attend medical school focusing on Geriatrics. Claire gains personal motivation from the statement, “Love Does!” She says this leads her to spend her life trying to love people with the same reckless abandon that Jesus did. She hopes one day to practice medicine with a world focus – one that allows her to partner with overseas ministries to care for impoverished people at home and abroad.

Name:  Jane PuntkattaleeMelissa Puntkattalee - CHI 2013 participant

Age: 20

Hometown:  Snellville,GA

Undergraduate School:  Rising junior at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

Vocational Aspiration:  Jane brings a unique cross-cultural perspective to the team, with familial roots in Thailand. In her travels to her parents’ homeland, she has experienced communities lacking adequate access to quality healthcare that gives her insight into what Siloam’s patients face. She feels God calling her to health care by realizing that, “There is no simple solution that can help cure poverty, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t something we can do to help the people living in poverty.”

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