Dr. Jeffrey Cannon ’17
Case Western Reserve University
“The pre-medicine major at PCC prepared me to be a servant-leader. Strong coursework in science was necessary, and the liberal arts education made me well-rounded in terms of connecting with others outside my medical field. The emphases on good writing skills, critical thinking, and biblical philosophy prepared me well to survive the strenuous coursework of medical school and stand out as a servant to others through community outreach.
I feel that being able to communicate through writing is a necessary skill for being a professional of any kind. That has proven true: my abilities in writing have led to my being able to publish medical journal articles, work on projects, and be a valuable asset to different working groups by composing, copyediting, and publishing.
Being a physician is an incredible gift. When my patients are having the worst day of their life, I get the privilege to connect with them and earn their trust and confidence within just a few short minutes. Whether a ‘big’ or ‘small’ procedure, this is not a typical day for that patient. While I enjoy a lot of the clinical work and variety in the operating room, being able to comfort another human being and ensure they remain safe and well throughout their surgery is an honor that I will never take for granted.”
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