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Christopher Stokes '05, Biology Alumnus

Christopher Stokes Biology alumnus

Wheaton empowers students by its deep commitment to the integration of faith and learning.  As a biology major at Wheaton, the classes were rigorous and challenging, while our purpose remained fully committed to Christ. After Wheaton, I went to medical school, completed an MBA in health administration, and finished my residency in emergency medicine. I currently have two jobs of practicing Emergency Medicine and I have a leadership role as the Medical Director of an ER just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I also serve as an ordained Ruling Elder at Christ Presbyterian Church in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

Wheaton prepared me for my current vocational calling in several ways. I was encouraged to pursue other disciplines, which lead me to take a few business classes at Wheaton and later obtain an MBA.  Wheaton also opened my eyes to a more global perspective which sent me to Latin America and has gotten me involved in short term medical missions to Honduras.  Lastly, Wheaton’s extracurricular activities taught me how to engage with people. I was a dorm RA, on student government for 2 years, and a camp counselor at HoneyRock. These experiences prepared me to help the people I treat in the ER every day.