Careers in Health & Medicine

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Interested in a Career in Medicine?

You’ve come to the right place. Our graduates have been successful in many branches of medicine, from nursing to anesthesiology. Medical professionals with a Liberal Arts background excel in their field because they understand the human person as both body and soul, allowing them to give their patients the best care possible. Scroll down to learn more about how you can follow in their footsteps.

As you choose your college and contemplate your major or career path, remember to not only ask “what do I want to do,” but also “who do I want to be.” You are more than your major. At Christendom College, you will receive an education and formation that will prepare you, not just for your career, but for all areas of life—from family to finance, and social to spiritual. You will be ready for whatever life throws your way. Our education is different. Dare to join us.

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“You couldn’t be a good doctor and a well-rounded doctor — relate to patients and communicate with them — unless you really had a good grounding in the liberal arts.”

– Dr. David Muller, dean of top medical school, Mt. Sinai in New York

“I can take a look at the whole person, not just the patient’s physical health. Christendom really helped me, not only in medical school, but as a physician, to see the person as a whole—mind, body, and soul—not just the body, which medicine has a strong tendency to do.”

– Dr. John Paul Jansen ’00

“I believe that the instruction I received from Christendom College in the higher sciences of theology and philosophy cast a new light on the physical world for me. Healthcare is a wonderful field for a Catholic with my education.”

– Joseph Norton ’10, Registered Nurse

“The critical thinking I learned at Christendom assists me in correctly assessing my patients and prioritizing their care. But more importantly, I think the philosophy and ethics courses I took have given me my most valuable tools as a nurse. I have many hospice cases, and with them come difficult decisions. I’m convinced I would not be able to make these ethical decisions in keeping with the dignity of the human person without my Christendom experience.”

– Teri Rusnak ’04, Registered Nurse

Alumni in Action

  • John English ’06 – Philosophy – Surgical Resident
  • Hope Johnson ’86 – History – Pediatric Nurse
  • Teri Rusnak ’04 – Philosophy – Registered Nurse
  • John-Paul Jansen ’00 – History – Internal Medicine
  • Sam Aronhime ’93 – History – Dentist
  • Joby Norton ’10 – Philosophy – Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit Nurse
  • Neill Mollard ’97 – Philosophy – Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist
  • Joe Soos ’93 – Philosophy – Physical Therapist
  • Erin MacEgan ’07 – Theology – Registered Nurse
  • Celine Ament ’09 – English – Registered Nurse
  • Tess Sciscilo ’07 – History – Registered Nurse
  • Peter McNeely ’11 – Political Science – Medical School Student
  • Catherine McFadden ’16 – Philosophy – Nursing Student, George Mason Accelerated 12-month Nursing Program

The Power of the Liberal Arts

Through the study of the Catholic liberal arts, you will encounter a universal study of knowledge—through Mathematics, History, Literature, Science, Classics, and Political Science—unified by the central role played by Philosophy and Theology. John Henry Newman noted that this 2000-year time-tested curriculum actually expands the intellect, empowering you to win in the marketplace when competing with graduates of other colleges or universities.

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