Glen Mentor Program

"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 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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Glen Brindley has been a part of the COS since it's beginning and has been a board member for many years and huge supporter of the society.  With his recent passing on August 1, 2018, the board has recommended that the mentor program be named after him since he mentored so many ophthalmologists over his long career both in professional and spiritual ways.  Dr. Brindley mentored so many doctors to become excellent ophthalmologists but also equally to become better husbands, wives or followers of Christ.  

The Bible declares that mentor-ship simply cannot be ignored and there are many stories about the importance of sharing what you know with someone else. Jesus Himself did this throughout His ministry with His disciples. (see link)  Within our field, it is very important that we demonstrate the younger generation the qualities of servant leadership, transparency, humbleness and faithfulness.  

As we reflect on the legacy that Glen has left the COS, we recognize that ultimately Glen was an incredible example of what a mentor should be.  If you are interested in possibly becoming a "COS Glen Mentor" or in finding a mentor through this program, please fill out the form below.

 

 

Mentor Program Signup

The Glen Mentor Program is new in 2018 and is named after the late Glen Brindley, beloved chairman and mentor at the Scott and White Program in Temple, Texas.
If you have interest in becoming a mentor or a finding a mentor, please indicate your preference below.
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