Across the country, thousands of students are working, studying and dreaming of doing what we do every day – caring for patients. These students will become nurses, pharmacists, lab techs, physical therapists, nutritionists and doctors. We at CHI Health are an important part of their journey. Today’s students train here, learn here and realize their calling – here.
That’s what Creighton University medical student Emily Allen thinks about as she walks through the halls of CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy. Growing up in rural Missouri, Emily didn’t dream of being a doctor. It wasn’t until high school that she put her love for people and science together with her passion for helping others.
“In high school I went on a month-long mission trip to Uganda to work at an orphanage run by a doctor, Emily recalled. “He let me shadow him and introduced me to medicine. We saw cases of malaria, horrible malnutrition, parasites and countless other things. He let me assist in treating the patients and I fell in love. I vowed then that this is what I would dedicate my life to,” Emily said.