Trusting God's Path and Living the Faith as a Medical Student ft. Asia Swinarska

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Being a Catholic in medical school is weird. Whether it’s being told that having a family is incompatible with the life of a doctor or reading that the rhythm method and the Creighton model are basically samesies, it’s hard to live out an authentic Christian truth while still grinding away trying to snag that MD. Today’s podcast guest, my very own sister-in-law Asia, is on the show to talk about being a Catholic medical student. But we also deep-dive into the process of getting accepted to med school, which was anything but smooth, and trusting in God’s path when you aren’t sure where it’s leading. We also chat about fitting prayer into a busy schedule and the sexism of the modern medical industry. It was such a treat to interview my son’s godmother and hear more about a journey I was able to witness! Enjoy. 

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Topics discussed:

  • When Asia realized she wanted to be a doctor
  • Why she took a gap year
  • How she finds time for prayer with her ridiculously busy schedule
  • The importance of finding your identity outside of your job
  • What it was like to feel like God was saying "no" to her dreams
  • Frustrations with secular medical school and living in the tension
  • How being a doctor can be a form of evangelization 

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