Glen Brindley Mentor Program

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Ophthalmologists have a very privileged position being able to work on and in the eye for the purpose of restoring and maintaining and improving physical sight.  The truth of the matter is that without the "light", all of sight restoration or improvement would be for not.

 

We are totally dependent on God to provide the light for our patient's and our own eyes to use our sight.  God partners with us in this role of helping patients see His light with their physical eyes.  He desires for all to see His light and yet so many can miss the glory of His light for the distractions around us.  

 

As a society, we have goals to 

1.  Develop unity in friendship among ophthalmologists in Christ

2.  To encourage medical students, hose officers and fellows in their walk with the Lord

3.  To support other physicians' faith in Christ regardless of denominational background

4.  To have meetings with emphasis on the family so that all family members will feel at home and enjoy the surroundings

5.  To develop new professional acquaintances and get to know the families of colleagues who love the Lord

6.  To cooperate with and pray for missionary ophthalmologists

7.  To pray for revival, particularly in medicine

8.  To equip ophthalmologists and those in training with tools to improve their ability to partner with our Master physician and ophthalmologist who brings both physical and spiritual sight to all who are willing to ask for it.

 

If you would like to join the society, please contact us today.

"Dr. Brindley taught and modeled before me the importance of ordering my priorities - my faith, my family, my work. He loved God and His Word, he loved his family, and he loved people. You could not ask for a more faithful, God-fearing, humble boss. I returned to Scott & White because I wanted to work for Dr. Brindley. He would always check on my own faith walk, my marriage, my kids, and lastly, my work. I miss him. The culture of Christian service he created in our department will continue in his honor and for God's glory."

Professor, Scott & White
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Kenny Lao, MD

"The mentor/mentee program through the Christian Ophthalmology Society has been instrumental as I pursue my aspirations of becoming an ophthalmologist. My mentor and I quickly connected and began discussing the role of faith and the Christian walk as it relates to the practice of ophthalmology, as well as day-to-day life. I am so thankful for this excellent program that connects Christians in the field of ophthalmology!"

-- Student

"The Glen Mentor Program has been a blessing! It’s awesome having an opportunity to receive wise counsel, pray together, and discuss life. It has certainly encouraged me in my walk with Christ. I’m grateful to COS for the opportunity! In Him."

-- Hayden Smiley / Medical Student

The mentorship program has given me the opportunity to spiritually encourage and share life experiences that I have gone through that are unique to being a Christian woman ophthalmologist. I wish I had such a mentor during the early years of my career and now I have the opportunity to provide the guidance and encouragement I so desperately wished I had.

-- Female Mentor

The thing that has helped me the most about the mentor program is having someone who has been through very similar experiences and shares common values, gives honest advice, encouragement, and accountability. As an Ophthalmology resident, it is easy to feel isolated or think that the struggles I face are unique, but building a relationship with someone who has been through residency and is living out his walk in the next phase of life gives me confidence in facing the challenges now and emboldens me about the future.

-- Male Ophthalmology Resident

My mentor has been encouraging, comforting, and cool to get to know. We have a lot in common but she is further along her path than I am. I trust her advice and wisdom. I’m grateful to have a different kind of mentor than I’ve ever had before.

-- Female Ophthalmology Fellow
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